August 29, 1957 - September 21, 2013
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Scott Spencer Gorden, 56, of Oak Park, CA, passed away September 21st, surrounded by his children, following a four-year battle with leukemia. He was born to the late Zelig and Helen Gorden on August 29th 1957, in Providence, RI. Scott graduated from Warwick Veterans Memorial High School in 1975 and received dual Bachelors in Accounting and English while captaining the men's basketball team at the College of St. Josephs, in Rutland, VT.
Scott moved to Los Angeles in 1980 to pursue his dream of becoming a screenwriter. He worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, writing for shows such as; "The Golden Girls", "Full House", "Saved by the Bell" and "City Guys" in addition to writing the award winning "An Extremely Goofy Movie". He was also passionate about passing his love of writing to the next generation, teaching at USC, UCLA, Chapman, Arleta and Ner Aryeh High Schools.
Scott is survived by his three children: Zachary, Kelsey and Shea of Oak Park, CA; his brother, Mark, of Washington, DC in addition to ten nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 6th, at the Oak Park Community Center from 11am-2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the City of Hope cancer center, which can be accessed online at cityofhope.org/giving
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 26, 2013