STAFFORD — Edward G. Scott, 98, was welcomed home into the arms of the Lord on June 28, 2020 surrounded by family after a brief illness.
He was born in Batavia on Nov. 22, 1921, along with his twin sister Edith, to the late Jay and Alice Dampier Scott. After graduating from Le Roy High School in 1939 he enlisted in the Army and served as a medic in World War II. Upon returning from service he married the love of his life, Harriet Eichler, in 1949 and had four children. The family settled in Stafford where Ed worked on the family farm as a carpenter building houses and at Lapp Insulator, Jello and GTE Sylvania. He was a man of faith and longtime member of Le Roy Methodist Church and United Methodist Church in Stafford.
To know Ed was to love him. He was quick witted, honest and at times mischievous. He had an exceptional love for his family and proudly told everyone his grandchildren resided around the world. He was an avid outdoorsman that could be seen riding his bike around Stafford into his 90’s and spent many winters swimming in Florida where he was known as “the Mayor.” He livened up every dance floor, never missed out on a game of cards and enjoyed playing ping pong where he lovingly earned the name “Fast Eddie.”
He is survived by his children, Doreen (Gene) Vance of Hornell, Rickey (Jane) Scott of Stafford, Sue (Tom) Jasinski of Sneads Ferry, NC and Nelson (Dawn) Scott of Batavia; cherished by his grandchildren, Erin, Jay, Tim, Emily, Anne, Brent, Heather, April, Kyle, Tommy, Sarah, Tom and Rachael; proud to have 24 great-grandchildren and referred to everyone as “precious”; and several nieces, nephews and longtime friend and companion Doris Jean Belt of Marceline, Mo.
He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Harriet Eichler Scott; and his sisters Elsie Dorsey, twin Edith Longchamps and Leona Nagle.
Family and friends may call 4-7 p.m. Sunday, July 5 at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake Street Road, (Rt. 19), Le Roy. (Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 33 percent capacity during the course of visitation and face masks will be required.) Funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to ARC of Genesee-Orleans or the Palliative Care Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital. The family would like to thank the Palliative Care Unit for providing exceptional care and comfort to Ed and his family.
Your memories and condolences may be shared with Mr. Scott’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.