GEORGE EDWARD SCOFIELD died peacefully at home on June 16, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was 97 years old and a resident of Darien, Connecticut since 1959. Mr. Scofield was born in Seattle, Washington, on May 29, 1914, to Edward and Nettie Scofield (Anderson). He was the youngest of three and predeceased by his siblings. Mr. Scofield graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1936, with a BS in Chemical Engineering and was elected to Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society. Mr. Scofield worked 40 years for Rayonier Inc. and ITT Rayonier. After managing Rayonier's Divisions in Fernandina Beach, Florida, and Jesup, Georgia, he moved to Rayonier's headquarters in New York City in 1959. He retired as Vice President of Manufacturing in 1977 but continued to provide consulting services to Rayonier until 1983. Outside his professional life, Mr. Scofield was a keen woodworker and avid gardener, contributing for many years to Cherry Lawn Community Gardens. He loved his family, sports, music, Frank Sinatra and walking in Selleck's Woods. Mr. Scofield is survived by Mabel Olsen Scofield, whom he married in 1969. They had two children: Lars Oscar Scofield, Atlanta, Georgia; and Trina Antonette Scofield, married to Kevin M. Green, Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Scofield was preceded in death by his first wife Mavis Marrs. They had three children: Bryan Marrs Scofield, married to Carol Ann Staples, Avondale, Pennsylvania; Kristin Mathea Scofield, married to James I. Scheiner (deceased), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Susan Mavis Scofield, married to Charles J. Gundel, III, Wilmington, Delaware. He was proud of his eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by four nephews and a niece. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on July 10th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 163 New Canaan Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Masonicare, Home Health and Hospice, 535 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 101, Norwalk, CT 06854.
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on June 26, 2011