Scott McQueen, age 53, joined the Lord on March 18, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. He was born November 22, 1960 to Grace McQueen and the late Peter McQueen of Berkshire, NY. Scott graduated from Newark Valley High School and SUNY Morrisville. He was employed by NYSEG for the last 28 years. An avid outdoorsman, Scott enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, hiking, bird watching and canoeing. A devoted father and uncle, he built a peaceful paradise [on the land he has enjoyed since childhood] where friends and family gathered to swim, fish, ice-skate and celebrate life. He was a generous man who could be counted on in times of difficulty or joy. Scott is survived by his wife, Jenny McQueen and daughter Lindsay of Lisle; mother, Grace McQueen and brother, James McQueen (Rosemary Truman) of Greene; sisters, Nancy (Matt) Thompson of Ithaca, Bonnie (Allen) Baker of Freeville, and Laurie King of Sammamish, WA. He was also loved by brothers-in-law, Stuart and Ray Shrauger; sister-in-law, Kathryn Bieber (George Plew); and nieces and nephews, Robert McQueen, Peter Thompson, Abigail (Thompson) Seaman, Mark Thompson, William Morse Jr., Sarah (Morse) Grisolini, Brittany (King) Smith, Brandon, Danielle and Caleb King, Skylar, Gabe, Derick and Lauren Shrauger, Hannah and Jared Bieber; seven great-nieces and nephews; plus his faithful dog, Sarah. Scott's family wishes to thank his kind and thoughtful neighbors, friends, and the NYSEG crew for their devoted support. We are grateful to the staff of Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, Cayuga Medical Center, and Cortland Regional Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, contributions to an education fund for Lindsay will be graciously accepted at NBT Bank. Family, friends, and children are invited to a celebration of Scott's life on Saturday, March 22, at 12:30 p.m. at the Countryside Christian Chapel, 32 Bull Creek Road, Whitney Point, NY. The family invites friends to share food and memories following the service.
Published in Ithaca Journal from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2014