Oscar S. Schermer, 77, a retired lawyer, formerly of Huntingdon Valley, died of pneumonia Sunday, May 15, at Dresher Estates, an assisted-living facility.
Mr. Schermer grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and graduated from Olney High School.
After graduating in 1955 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he served in the Army. He was assigned to a ski patrol in Colorado, though he had never skied, and was later stationed in France, said a daughter, Stephanie Richman.
After his discharge, he graduated at the top of his class from Temple University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He then joined his father, Charles, in his law office in Center City. When his father died in 1961, he established Oscar S. Schermer & Associates, a general-law practice in Center City. He retired in 2007.