SOUTH DEERFIELD - Andrew Ross Scott (Ross), 61, of South Deerfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013.
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Ross was born Aug. 6, 1951, in Englewood, N.J., to the late Andrew Ross Scott and Mary Alice Barker Scott. He grew up in East Orange, N.J., and in Millis and Sherborn.
He graduated from Dover-Sherborn Regional High School in Dover in 1969 and from Amherst College in 1973. As an adult, Ross remained in the Amherst area and has lived in South Deerfield since 1991.
Ross was a true entrepreneur. Leveraging his work during college typing theses and dissertations, he recognized the opportunity to grow his business into word processing, serving the educational institutions in the Five Colleges area of western Massachusetts. In the early 1990s, he formed ARS Strategic Mail Services in Holyoke, solving companies' direct marketing needs by offering a full range of direct mail services, combining in-house mail production capabilities with an extensive network of affiliated printers and designers.
Ross was the loving partner of Amy Sanderson. He was devoted to and loved his family, Amy and her sons Sam and Nate. He was known for his generous, kind and gentle spirit. He was fun-loving yet had a tireless work ethic and was intensely driven and dedicated to his company.
Ross's extensive interests and hobbies centered around animals and nature, and he spent many contented hours with his pets or out bird-watching and feeding the birds. He was an avid sailor and skier and active physically. He was always one to enjoy a game or puzzle. He was musically gifted and an accomplished pianist.
Ross is survived by Amy Sanderson and her two sons, Sam Adelson of Cambridge and Nate Adelson of Wellington, Fla.; one brother, Thomas Dunlop Scott II, of Seymour, Conn.; two sisters, Mrs. Marykate Scott Bayer and her husband Peter of Naperville, Ill., and Gwenllian Barker Scott of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and three nieces, Shannon-Lee Vanora Scott, Gina Katherine Scott and Kaitlyn Scott Davis. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed.
A memorial service and interment will be held at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y., for family and friends on January, 26 at 2 p.m.
Memorials in memory of A. Ross Scott may be directed to the Ross Scott Memorial Fund, c/o Greenfield Savings Bank, 61 North Main St., South Deerfield, MA 01373.
Expressions of sympathy available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Jan. 17, 2013
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