ULYSSES, Pa. - Ronald M. ""Bud"" Scott, 87, of Ulysses, died Friday (March 14, 2014) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.
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He left this earth to be in the presence of his lord and savior, Jesus Christ.
Born June 20, 1926, in Ulysses, he was a son of Walter L. and Leota M. Monroe Scott. On May 7, 1949, in Buffalo, N.Y., he married the former Fanny May Shook, who survives.
Affectionately known as ""Bud"" by his family and friends, he was raised on a farm outside of Ulysses, attended the Worden one-room schoolhouse through eighth grade, and graduated from Ulysses High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II, and served in both the Pacific and European theaters. He was in the Austrian mountains when the German Army surrendered. He then was assigned to the Army of the Occupation and guarded German Prisoners of War. He was home on leave before training for the invasion of Japan, when the Japanese surrendered. He was then assigned as a ship board medic with the Merchant Marines transporting wounded troops and POWs between various Asian Pacific ports. He was honorably discharged, and returned to Potter County, and according to him, the prettiest place in the world.
He was a member of Mills Union Church and a charter member of Carl E. Hyde Post American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses. He worked hard all his life, most of the time at both a full-time and part-time job to support his growing family.
He retired from the Air Preheater after 25 years of service. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and fishing, and growing a bountiful garden, including plenty of potatoes. He loved listening to country music and watching sports, including those in which his children and grandchildren participated. He liked to watch birds and take drives to look for wildlife and recyclables. He had a colorful way of turning a phrase, which the grandchildren fondly called ""Budisms.""
Surviving besides his wife, Fanny, are four children, 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren: a daughter, Rhonda (David) Foertsch, and their children, Leah (Andrew) Sarge, and Mary Foertsch; a daughter Laurel (Arthur) Kear, and their children and grandchild, Andrew (Jennifer) Kear, and son Joshua, and Thomas Kear; a son, Timothy (Linda) Scott, and their children and grandchildren, Erica (Bret) Matteson, and sons Holden and Landon, Craig Scott, Brian (Sara) Scott; a son Ronald ""Scotty"" (Angela) Scott, and their children and grandchildren, Brandon (Stephanie) Scott, Stephanie (Donald) Clemons, and children Tori and Bryson, Brittany (Brandon) Freelove, and daughter Brooke; a brother Marlin (Eileen) Scott; two sisters, Rosalind (Robert) Eastman, and Marian Jean (James) Durandetta; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Arlene Scott Lindauer and Cathleen Fay Scott. He loved and was loved. He will be missed but never forgotten.
A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday (March 16, 2014) in the Mills Union Church, Mills. The Rev. Allyn Baker will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Mills Union Church, P.O. Box 11, Mills, PA 16937 or Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963, P.O. Box 236, Ulysses, PA 16948.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.
Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service
621 South Main Street Ulysses, PA 16948
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 16, 2014