Photo courtesy of Claude R. Boyd/Caratozzolo Funeral Home

John W Scanlon

Deer Park, New York

Oct 30, 1931 – Feb 1, 2018


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Claude R. Boyd/Caratozzolo Funeral Home Obituary

To the living, I am gone. To the sorrowful, I will never return. To the angry, I was cheated, but to the happy, I am at peace and to the faithful, I have never left. I cannot be seen, but I can be heard. So as you stand, upon a shore, gazing at a beautiful sea – remember me. As you look in awe at...

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I was honored to play for John from 1965-67 at DPHS. He was a great coach and mentor.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. John was such a nice, sweet man who will be missed. May your grief be short and your memories be long.


Thank you for believing in me when I could not open my eyes to what you saw. I passed my RN exam exactly one day after I flew to New York for your funeral. I was in New York for only 17 hours and got home 4 hours before my exam. I truly believe you were watching over me and helping me focus. I am sorry I did not get to see you before you passed. Please forgive me for that and not being able to stay longer at your service. All my love. Thank you for believing in me. As...

Our sincere condolences for your loss. I value the attributes I observed in Coach Scanlon while playing for him in high school and cherish the memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

I have lost a very good friend. We shared our life stories, talked sports, and developed a great affection for each other from the meaningful times we spent together several days per week at the Suffolk County Community College sauna after our swim sessions. I will think of you, Coach John, every time I am at our meeting place, and I will miss you.
Judge Andrew Weiss

John Scanlon.... You were the best person we have known. Thank you for all you have done for so many of your friends as well as the students you mentored over the years. You will be missed. Thanks from the Stahl Family

Our heartfelt, deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our prayers. We pray that beautiful memories will live in your heart and comfort you.
Larry, Provi, and Kelly Bennett

I was lucky enough to be invited to join a group of long-time friends that made annual trips into Madison Square Garden to see a St. John's game and then have a nice dinner afterward. Coach Scanlon was always part of it, and so were my father-in-law Manny Campisi and Frank Taplan, who recently had the court at West Babylon named after him. As the years went by, they also invited my sons to join them. It was a great time and a great group, often numbering 20+, and I always enjoyed sitting next...

Mr. Scanlon was not only a great coach, but a great man and teacher. Was so happy that I was able to see him over the years enjoying life at the DPHS Pool when I brought my class there on field trips!
Louise Compitello Schaetzle