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Plainfield - Ernest "Ernie" N. Scott of Plainfield, N.J. passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 7, 2018. He was born in New Brunswick, N.J. on March 20, 1931 to Minnie Belle Washington and Sinclair Scott.

Ernie is survived by his beloved wife, Donna and children, Chauncey, Summer and husband Ryan Heath of Woodland Hills, C.A., Ernie Jr. of Pleasantville, N.J., Judy Scott of Goldsboro, NC and her son Joshua Wiggins of East Brunswick. He was predeceased by his parents, and brothers Lester, Sinclair, George, William, Herman and Carl. Ernie very proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his service, he attended Fisk University for undergraduate and then The College of New Jersey where he earned a Masters of Education. Teaching music was one of his greatest passions and he did it with a zeal that touched so many. He taught first in Sayreville and then in the New Brunswick Public Schools for 27 years. Also, serving as the Vice President of the Board of Education in New Brunswick. He came out of retirement returning to the classroom and as an Administrator at the Gray Charter School in Newark. He founded the New Brunswick Choral Society, was the former Minister of Music at Sharon Baptist Church and was most proud of his Youth Choir. Additionally, he was the leader of the Ernie Scott Trio.

He performed at many New Jersey and New York City restaurants and clubs including The Gallery, Hemsley Palace, The Plaza and his personal favorite, Windows on the World at the World Trade Center. He appeared on Broadway in August Wilson's The Piano Lesson (1995) and Paul Robeson co-staring with Avery Brooks (1988). He also had film, television and many other acting credits.

A funeral service will be held in his honor 11 am, Friday, April 13, 2018 at The Sharon Baptist Church, 25 Howard Street, New Brunswick, NJ. Viewing is from 9-11 am, at the church. Interment will be at a later date at Brig. General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. Donations in his honor can be made to The Gray Charter School, 55 Liberty Street Newark, NJ 07102. Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Service, New Brunswick.
Published in Home News Tribune on Apr. 10, 2018
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