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Scott Charles Rush

March 28, 1975 – December 29, 2017

Scott Charles Rush, born in Anaheim, California, has left the world a better place. He'll be remembered for his peaceful sense of being, his quiet yet poignant sense of humor, his loyal friendships, and immense personal integrity.

As a youth, Scott was a sharp boy who excelled at many things. He graduated Class of '93 from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School and from the University of California, Irvine, in 1998 majoring in Psychology. Always drawn to children, Scott found his calling at Rolling Hills Country Day School where he taught math, coached sports teams, and departs as the Head of Middle School. He loved his students and famously closed class with an assignment beyond arithmetic to "Be Good Humans".

His own humanity was a playful mix of compassion, kindness, humor, patience, and the ability to be fully present wherever he was. He was many people's best friend and most especially his wife's, Rachel Togut, whom he married August, 2016.

Scott accepted his GBM diagnosis with dignity, bravery, and a touch of humor. He will be missed deeply by his beloved wife, Rachel, his parents, Nancy Van Acker Beck, Charles and Jerri Rush, and Bob Beck, his in-laws, Cathie and Michael Togut, his grandmother, Betty Van Acker, his siblings, Ashley Beck and Amy Rush Conroy, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and every student that crossed his path. He was a blessed man, a gift to all of us, very loved, and we aim to "Be Good Humans" in his honor everyday moving forward.
Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 11, 2018
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