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VINCENT C.A. SCULLY Jr.


1928 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
VINCENT C.A. SCULLY Jr. Obituary
SCULLY
VINCENT C.A., Jr.
Of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014. He was born January 27, 1928, in the Garfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh to Vincent, Sr. and Mary Scully. At the age of 16, Vince was awarded a four year, full-tuition scholarship to Fordham University in New York as a result of his academic achievements at Central Catholic High School. At Fordham University, he made the varsity baseball team, playing first base, along with Vin Scully, the legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer, who played center field. He later transferred to the University of Notre Dame, where he earned both a bachelor of science in commerce (accounting) and then his juris doctorate at the University of Notre Dame Law School. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar at the age of 22. In 1954, Vince earned a master's degree in sociology (Alpha Kappa Delta – National Honorary Sociological Fraternity), and then in 1957, another master's degree in literature and creative writing, both from the University of Pittsburgh. For over 60 years, he has conducted a successful tax practice with several law firms, eventually founding Scully & Scully, LLP., in 1985, with his son, Erik V. Scully, Esq., CPA. In 1956, Vince gained a national reputation as a taxpayer advocate, with a stunning Tax Court victory in a landmark decision that upheld the cost of big game hunting expeditions as ordinary, necessary and reasonable advertising expenses of a closely-held corporation. This decision was the basis for IRC Code Section 162. Throughout his career, he served on numerous corporate boards, and acquired and sold many successful businesses, including, but not limited to, Woodings-Verona Tool Company, Pittsburgh Piping and Equipment Company, Flowline Corporation, Insurance Office of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Casing Company, Castle Stone Land Company, Eastern Institute of Commercial Broadcasting, Tri-State Casing Company, Dream Frame Company, the Headliners of Pittsburgh, and Four Rivers Software Company. Vince was an avid bowler. He tried to bowl at least six games per week; three in a duckpin league and three in ten pins where his personal ten pin high was 746 (202/300/244). On April 11, 1988, he bowled the first American Bowling Congress sanctioned 300 game at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. He was a true Renaissance man and lover of fine arts and literature. Until recently, he was working on a complete translation into modern English of Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales", intended to be as true to the original, in both its poetical and prose portions, as possible. Vince was a life-time member of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR #169619 (PA # 11781, Pittsburgh Chapter). Vincent C. A. Scully, Jr. is survived by his wife, Kathleen; four children, Joni, Erik (Margaret), Erin, and Scott; and nine grandchildren, Dylan, Glori, Abrahm, Noah, Naomi, Jeshua, Erik J., Ryan, and Meghan. He was predeceased by his children, Kreg (Anna Lee) and Kristen; and his brother, William. Friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral and interment in Allegheny Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Central Catholic High School Scholarship Fund, 4720 Fifth Avenue, Pgh., PA 15213. "The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit, Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it." -Omar Khayyam
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from July 9 to July 10, 2014
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