Joseph Scott
1930 - 2018
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June 12, 1930 - February 14, 2018 Joseph (Joe) Scott III, 87, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. A proud third-generation Angeleno, he leaves behind his son, Stephen Joseph Scott, daughter-in-law, Bea, and three beloved grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Judge A.A. and Marion Scott, his daughter, Kristina, and his sister, Mary Ellen Anastasi. Survived by his brother, Fr. Al Scott. He was a beloved uncle and friend and the oldest grandchild of prominent Angeleno Joseph Scott. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he spent many years as a columnist for the Herald-Examiner (1978-1989) and later the Los Angeles Times and other California dailies. He was the critically-acclaimed editor and publisher of the Political Animal and California Eye newsletters (1973-2002). He worked as a political consultant and ran several successful political campaigns in California. He also served as Communications Director for the L.A. District Attorney's office. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery Main Mausoleum Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Homeboy Industries, 130 W. Bruno Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (

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Published in Los Angeles Times from Feb. 26 to Mar. 1, 2018.
Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 AM
Calvary Cemetery Main Mausoleum Chapel
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February 28, 2018
So very sad to hear of Joe's passing. He was a wonderful person. Condolences to the family. He will be missed.
Cathy Hawks
February 28, 2018
At 2008 retirement of DA Exec Sec Cathy Hawks
Cathy Musick Hawks
February 28, 2018
75th birthday celebration in DA Office
Cathy Musick Hawks
February 28, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 27, 2018
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