Sunday, December 14, 2008
Joyful, passionate, endearing, and spiritual is how family and friends will remember Alan and Naomi Scherr.
“Even as a young child, he marched to the beat of a different drum. While I was out playing baseball, he was out playing his guitar or just listening to music,” remembered Marc Scherr, Alan’s brother.
“Everything has gone away. I wish you could have had a second chance. I don't want to open my eyes. I see you both and it makes me cry. Why oh why did it have to be you two?” said Aaron Scherr, Naomi’s brother and Alan’s step-son, who recited a poem he wrote just hours after he learned of their deaths.
Friends and family remember Alan as a teacher and a leader in the Synchronicity community. They spoke of Naomi as a brilliant young lady who was very excited for her trip to India with her father.
Master Charles Cannon challenged the congregation to end hatred through love and compassion.
“If we choose the negation of life: hatred violence, the terrorists win. But, if we rather choose the affirmation of life: love, compassion, kindness, peace, we win,” said Master Charles.
“They went on this once in a lifetime trip. It has become the trip of their lifetime. I believe they’re still on it. They're just seeing it from a different view,” said Marc Scherr.
More than 200 people attended today’s memorial service.
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