Gerald Raymond Scott
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Longtime Rowayton Resident
A memorial service will be held for Gerald Raymond Scott of Drum Road, Rowayton, (today) Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 5 East Wall St. Norwalk. Mr. Scott, who died at home June 7, had been resident there for over 50 years. He was 85.
A native of Staten Island, N.Y., he had been raised in Elmhurst, N.Y., where his father, James J. Scott, who had been a New York City police officer, became a firefighter for that town.
Mr. Scott graduated from Newtown High School in Elmhurst then joined the U.S. Navy at the tail end of World War II. After his tour of duty, he graduated from Pace College. He was an NBC page at Rockefeller Center for a period.
He devoted his career to the marketing and sale of distilled spirits for the Fleischmann Company, Renfield Importers and Somerset Importers and was a consultant to Dunham & Smith Importers.
Mr. Scott was a Little League coach for 10 years and was a Boy Scout leader for several years where he enjoyed taking young people on camping trips. He also enjoyed taking his own family of three children on snow-skiing trips.
In retirement, he was a driver for FISH (Feel I Should Help) and operated his own chauffeur service.
Mr. Scott was a regular visitor to the Rowayton Library where he borrowed many a book.
He was the son also of Catherine Carrie Amrhein.
He is survived by Maxine Andrews Bunny Scott, mother of his three children, who also survive, son, John Andrews Scott of Rowayton, daughter, Deirdre S. Liciani of Norwalk, younger son, David Maxwell Scott Sr. of San Diego, Calif., grandchildren Samantha Ann Santagata of Norwalk; David Maxwell Scott Jr. and Judith Quinn Scott, both of San Diego.
Interment was private.
Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
5 E Wall St
Norwalk, CT 06851
Published in The Hour on July 15, 2013