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Russell F. Scott


1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Russell F. Scott Obituary
Russell F. Scott
May 4, 1921 - June 19, 2014
Palo Alto
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised in San Rafael, California. Survived by his son, Randy Scott and his grandchildren, Jordan and Jena. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Elizabeth and his sister, Joyce and brother, Airston. Russell graduated USMA at West Point in 1943 and served in both WWII under General George Patton and the Korean War, rising to Lieutenant Colonel rank. He received the Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal, among the decorations. Following the War, Russell completed his graduate degree in Engineering from MIT. Resident of Palo Alto for 53 years, Russell was an engineer for 32 years at Varian Associates before retiring at age 73. Russell's zest for life and remarkable character traits served as an inspiration to all whom made his acquaintance. All are cordially invited to a memorial service to be held July 7th at 1:00 pm at Alta Mesa Funeral Home, Palo Alto.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on July 2, 2014
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