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Scott Spencer Hinsdale (1932 - 2013)

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  • "My condolences, Barbara Beale"

Scott Spencer Hinsdale was born in Portland, a fifth generation Oregonian, great-grandson of Harvey Scott (longtime editor of The Oregonian in the 1800s) and great-grandnephew of Abigail Scott Duniway (suffragate who led the campaing to secure the vote for women in Oregon). He attended Chapman and Sylvan schools, was a graduate of Pomfret Prep School in Connecticut and received his engineering degree from the University of Portland after serving in the US Navy. Scott was predeceased by his parents, G. Spencer Hinsdale of Gardiner, Ore., entrepreneur in lumber, mining and finance, and Frances Scott Hinsdale; younger sister, Holly; and former wife, Dolly Scibor. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Mary Vranizan Gorman; daughters, Elisa Williams (Dan) and Elizabeth Neish (Michael); grandchildren, Eleanor and Emily Williams, Spencer Neish and Katie Neish Evans; sister, Hester Nau (Paul, deceased); and stepchildren, Mark Gorman and Allyn Cass, and their families. He was thrilled to meet his first great-grandchild, Logan Evans, this past year, and to be able to attend Spencer's wedding in July. He served as President of the family business, Galvanizers Company, for many years. Scott was an avid scuba diver and traveled the world to such places as Borneo, New Guinea, Indonesia, the Red Sea, Great Barrier Reef and Costa Rica to name a few. In addition, he and Mary cruised and traveled to many other parts of the world, finally settling in Rancho Mirage for the winter months. Another favorite activity was clamming on the beach near their summer home in Gearhart. Scott also had a lifelong interest in the sport of rowing. He was a 60-year member of the Multnomah Athletic Club, the Rotary Club of Portland and former long-term member of the University Club of Portland. Although Scott liked to keep a low profile, he was extremely generous and lent his helping hand to many people. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to .

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Published in The Desert Sun from Nov. 10 to Nov. 17, 2013
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