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“Being a great painter and connoisseur of art was but one attribute of this brilliant man. It was a privilege to spend time with Adolf. He didn't...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: John Graves - Somerset, VA

“He was a great painter and had a great time talking and dining with him on a Princes Cruise several years ago. I purchased 2 of his original...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Stanley Gratz - Phila, PA

“It was an honor and a privilege to know such a talented and gifted man. I will always remember our little talks we had together. Love and miss you...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Sue Visaggio - Port Charlotte, FL

“i got to know Adolph with my job at prot charlotte rehab ctr it was a joy taking care of Adolph i liked to make him laugh and dance in the dining...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: cecilia carr (CECE( - FL

“It was a true pleasure to have meet such a wonderful man. My heart goes out to his family as I will always remember his smile and all the laughs we...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Patricia - Punta Gorda, FL

“I was much saddened to hear of Adolf's passing. I am sorry that I did not have a chance to visit him in Florida before he passed. Adolf was a...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Ron Louque - Charlottesville, VA

“I work as a Graphic Designer for Lassen Galleries in the mid 90's and have many conversations with Adolph. He was a very talented man. we had many...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Smith - Chula Vista, CA

“I will miss you Adolf. You and your family will always in my heart. I am so blessed to be able to say I met you. Until we meet again my friend.. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Dennnise Williams - FL

“We are very glad to have known such a talented and colorful man, and will always remember Adolf's sense of humor and hospitality. He was blessed to...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Tim & Barbara - Concord, CA

“I was saddened to discover Adolf had died. I will always remember Adolf and the great times we had together both at his home, his boat and out on...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: James - Harrodsburg, KY

“Though the time i got to spend with Adolf was not long, we quickly formed a strong bond over our mutual love for art. In college i took several art...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Aarob Mcarthur - arcadia, FL

“So sorry for your loss. Adolf was a great artist. God blessed him with such a wonder wife to love and care for him . He had great friend in David to...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Lela Lassman - Grand Prairie, TX

“I met Adolf in the sun set of his life. If he were still painting at that time, I'm sure he would have painted a skilled exact copy of a golden...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Monique Davis - Arcadia, FL

“Adolf was so full of life and humor. He saw the happiness in everything. So unusual for an artist of such talent to have such a good outlook on...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: pamela keller - punta gorda, FL

“I'm so sorry to hear of Adolf's passing. He was a massively talented artist. Adolf and I meet several years ago and he was intrigued by my world...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Captain Dennis Slaughter - FL

“So sorry to hear of Adolf's passing, a wonderful , massively talented artist. I met Adolf several years ago. He and I were both world travelers and...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Captain Dennis Slaughter - FL

“Our prayers & thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Adolf was a wonderful friend always had interesting conversations with him. We are...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Joseph & Lynda Schortz - FL

“I am struck with sadness to learn of my friend's passing. What a wonderful artist he was . . . I will miss you Adolf!! ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Cindi - Indianapolis, IN - Friend

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Adolf Sehring, 84, of Punta Gorda, Florida passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Adolf was born June 8, 1930 in Urupino, Russia. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1949 at the age of 19. Two years later he joined the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War. Adolf started drawing at the age of six and over time became a renowned master realist painter and sculptor. He was the only American artist to be commissioned by the Vatican to paint the official Papal portrait of Pope John Paul II. The painting is part of the Vatican collection. He was also commissioned by Gloucester, Virginia to create a bronze sculpture of Pocahontas. Adolf was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed greatly by all who loved and knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; his caring mother in law, Judy Lowry; his children, Edmund Sehring, Nina Thomas, Marc Sehring, and step son, Christopher Michael McClain; his grandchildren, Jeremy Hubbard, Eric DiMarco, Sophie Sehring and step grandson, Christopher McClain. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Claire and his brother, Harry.

A Memorial Service will be held at San Antonio Catholic Church at a later date.

Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory Punta Gorda Chapel.