Michael David Schierl, 57

Michael David Schierl, 57, of Lewes, Del., formerly of Spartanburg and Beaufort, S.C., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. He was born in Wilmington, Del., on July 23, 1960, the son of Ludwig O. Schierl and Alice (Amoroso) Schierl.

Schierl graduated from the University of South Carolina and received his doctorate in chiropractics from the Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C. Schierl had been the owner of Apple Chiropractic in Millsboro, Del., for the last 15 years. In addition, his love for the sea inspired him to create Little Pirate Adventures of Chincoteague for children seeking adventures on the high seas, in his pirate ship called the Kraken. Schierl also enjoyed fishing, scuba diving and building cars. He was a free-spirited individual and will be remembered as a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.

Schierl is survived by his parents, “Lucky” and Alice Schierl of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Lisa Schierl Selvey and her husband, Dave, and nephews, Joshua and Lucas Selvey, all of Greensboro, N.C.; three uncles, Vito Charles Amoroso Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C., Joseph Amoroso and his wife, Pauline, of Newark, Del., and Alfred Schierl and his wife, Joan, of Lititz, Pa.; and an aunt, Linda Olenderski and her husband, John, of Newark.

A celebration of Schierl’s life was scheduled for Dec. 11, 2017, at the Long Neck Chapel of Melson Funeral Services, Millsboro, Del. Interment was to be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Chincoteague Police Department — Operation Toy Drive; 6150 Community Dr.; Chincoteague Island, VA 23336. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.