Gerard Milton Scholl

Fort Worth Star Telegram
January 9, 2002

FORT WORTH - Jerry Scholl was born June 23, 1936 in Steubenville, Ohio and died at a local care center in Fort Worth on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002.

Funeral: Con-Celebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Most Rev. Joseph P. Delaney, Bishop of Fort Worth, principal celebrant. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Vigil service: Will begin at 7 p.m. Visitation: the Rev. Scholl will lie in state at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home until 3 p.m. Tuesday and in The Chapel of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 5819 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd., Arlington after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to Diocese of Fort Worth, 800 W. Loop 820 S., Fort Worth, Texa 76108 in his memory.

He was educated in Catholic elementary and high school in Buffalo, N.Y. and at Christ the King Seminary in Allegheny, N.Y., Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, Texas, and received a MA in guidance and counseling at The University of Denver and an MA in theology at The University of Dallas.

The Rev. Gerard Milton Scholl was ordained a Roman Catholic priest for The Dallas-Fort Worth Diocese on May 26, 1962 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Corsicana, Texas, by Bishop Thomas K. Gorman.

Pastoral assignments were in St. Monica Parish, Dallas, assistant pastor, 1962-1966, St. Anthony Parish, Longview, assistant pastor, 1966, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Arlington, associate pastor, 1966-1969, studies at the University of Denver, 1969-1970, University Catholic Community at the University of Texas at Arlington, chaplain, 1970-1982, and he was the founding pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Keller, where he served from 1985 to 1995.

A professor of theology at The College of Santa Fe, New Mexico, a diocesan tribunal judge from 1995 to 2002, he received appointments as tribunal judge, 1979; diocesan director of campus ministry, 1979; president, Texas Catholic Campus Ministry Association, 1979; president, Priests' Association, Diocese of Fort Worth, 1995.

Survivors: Brother, Michael Joseph Scholl of Albuquerque, N.M.; cousin, Dr. James Barry of Southlake; nieces and nephews. Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home 702 Eighth Ave., (817) 336-0345


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