Cameron, Scott Hogarth
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Mar. 31, 1928 - Feb. 9, 2013
Scott Hogarth Cameron, an eight year resident of Lakewood Ranch, died on February 9th due to complications of kidney cancer. Originally from Park Ridge, IL, he also lived in Oriental, NC, Severna Park, MD, and in Northfield, IL.
Born on March 31st, 1928, Scott entered the Navy in 1946, and then attended the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL, where he received a degree in Electrical Engineering. He then attended the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he received a Master's Degree, also in Electrical Engineering. He spent most of his 40 year career at IIT in Chicago, and then at the IIT Research Institute in Annapolis, MD, where he was Chief Scientist for the last 18 years of his career. Scott did most of his research in the computer sciences, and held many patents in the very early development of the personal computer, including for one of the first computers to use a screen, and for an immediate precursor of the computer mouse. He held a patent for the Electro Sketch, which was the early method for writing electronically on a television screen, and is used to diagram plays on freeze-frames of football games, and on weather reports.
Scott was an avid sailor, and spent many years cruising the Chesapeake Bay with his wife Ivy and their family. After his retirement in 1992, he enjoyed acting in local theater and playing tennis several times a week. He developed a software program, Landplot, used by surveyors to mark properties, and managed the business until months before his death. Scott was a gifted teacher and inspired a love of science in his children and grandchildren, many of whom now have careers in science and medicine. His biggest joys were teaching and playing with his grandchildren.
Scott is survived by his wife, Ivy Cameron, and by his four children; Linda Rogers of Maryland, Dr. Jeffrey Cameron of Lakewood Ranch, Florida, Douglas Cameron of Virginia, and Heather Perry of Sarasota, Florida. He also has nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A committal ceremony with Military Honors will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 Clark Road (SR 72), Sarasota, Florida on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by Veterans Funeral Service and Cremation.
Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2013