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Major William Arnold Scharnitzky, Jr, USMC Ret

Major William Arnold Scharnitzky, Jr, USMC Ret
  • July 17, 1941 - December 1, 2019
  • Goose Creek, South Carolina
  • Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to:
  • Lutheran Homes of South Carolina Foundation
    300 Ministry Drive
    Irmo, SC 29063

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Once a Marine, Always a Marine. “Whenever I become aware that another Marine has answered his last muster, I am reminded by words in our Marines' Hymn that tells us, the streets of...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Another Marine - Summerville, SC

“Mrs. Scharnitzky, I was so saddened when I read about Mr. Arnold.He was such a fine person and always so helpful. Please know that you...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Gloria Dunlap - Charleston, SC

“Arnold and I shared the great pleasure and honor of being trombonists in the ARC and Tubman Jr High bands. I am not surprised that Arnold had a...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Andy Powell - Hayes, VA - Friend

“Martha, we are so sorry to hear of Arnold's passing. May the Lord and your faith guide you through this trying time. Paul and Hoagie ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Hoagie Hoagland - Summerville, GA

“Martha, I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish you and your family well during this trying time.Ed Ritchen ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“Arnoldo (as I affectionately called him occasionally) shared an apartment for a year as geographical bachelors in Savannah 88-89. A lot of great...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: James Gill

“Martha - so very sorry to hear about Arnie. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We thought a lot of Arnie - he was a "good man"....Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: JOHN HART - CHARLESTON, SC

“We are so sad to here of Arnold's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Tom and Debbie Barnett - Bristol, TN


Major William Arnold Scharnitzky, Jr., CPA, USMC (Ret.) of Goose Creek, SC, husband of Martha Remington Scharnitzky, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 1, 2019. His funeral service with military honors will be held Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:00 am in the J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Northwoods Chapel, 2180 Greenridge Road, North Charleston, SC. The family will receive friends Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Interment will take place on Friday at Beaufort National Cemetery at 1:00 pm.

Arnold was born July 17, 1941 in Augusta, GA, son of the late William Arnold Scharnitzky Sr. and the late Bessie Broxton Scharnitzky. He proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps for 20 years, including serving in the Vietnam War. As an Assistant Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America he was proud of raising two Eagle Scout sons. He was a Certified Public Accountant for 50 years and owner of W.A. Scharnitzky, CPA, LLC for 30 years. He served as an usher and guide at Grace Church Cathedral and was active in their Tea Room. Arnold was a member and Treasurer for the Deutscher Brüderliche Bund group.

He is survived by two sons, William A. (Jennifer) Scharnitzky III and John F. Scharnitzky; six grandchildren: Alex, Sam, Abby, Emily, Andrew and Matthew Scharnitzky; two sisters, Mae Gilmer and Johannah Singletary; mother-in-law, Emily Remington; sister-in-law, Porter Remington; several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be accepted, or a memorial may be made in his name to Lutheran Homes of South Carolina Foundation, 300 Ministry Drive, Irmo, SC, 29063.