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Scot Andre Bemis

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Bemis, Scot Andre
45, of Gilbert, AZ, died Sunday, January 22, 2012. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 440 East Elliot Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, with burial to follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery 1562 East Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ, 85204. Scot is survived by his wife, Melissa, and his children, Brianna, Makenzie, Maximus and Mace. He also leaves behind his parents, Loren J. "Buz" and Joyce Bemis, and his three siblings and their spouses, Jeff (Amy), Lance (Mary) and Beth (Joe), along with niece Haleigh, and nephews Justin, Cody, Nicholas and Cade. Scot was a valley native who attended McClintock High School and went on to be a respected teacher and coach at both McClintock and St. Mary's High School. In 2002, Scot started the Notre Dame Preparatory football program and led his teams to consecutive class 4A Division II State titles in 2007 and 2008. He also coached Notre Dame's girls soccer team, leading them to numerous victories and accomplishments, including the 2009 State Championship. Outside of the sports arena, Scot was a beloved teacher who was as committed to motivating his students to learn as he was inspiring his athletes to win. Scot was a man of great faith, of great devotion to his family and of great friendship. He will forever be remembered for his leadership, character and compassion, as well as for his sense of humor, which reminded us all not to take life too seriously. Scot will be missed by all whose lives he touched. Arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary.

Published in The Arizona Republic from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2012
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