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RICHARD SANDERS SCOTT


1938 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
RICHARD SANDERS SCOTT Obituary
SCOTT RICHARD SANDERS

Died on September 14, 2018 while on a fishing trip in Sun Valley, Idaho with his two oldest friends. Mr. Scott was born on October 27, 1938 in New York City. Raised in Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, he graduated from Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts and attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. After being, as he termed it, "invited to leave" Trinity, Mr. Scott served two years in the U.S. Army, including stints at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Fort Bliss, Texas. Upon leaving the Army, he attended the Museum School at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts before returning to Pittsburgh and completing his bachelor's degree in English at the University of Pittsburgh. Always interested in cars, Mr. Scott began racing sports cars in 1960, a hobby he continued throughout his life and turned into his longtime business, Redline Racing, Inc. He was a member of the Sports Car Club of America and served in various capacities in its Steel Cities Region over the years. In his later years, he became involved in vintage racing, driving his 1959 Lola Mk1 in races around the northeast. He was an early organizer of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and raced in the event regularly until 2009. An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Scott hunted and fished wherever he could, most often fishing for trout in Ligonier, Pennsylvania and bluefish and striped bass in the summers in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He was also a lover of literature and could often be found reading and doing crossword puzzles, religiously completing the Sunday New York Times crossword in ink every weekend. Mr. Scott is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nancy; a son, Peter Scott, and daughter-in-law, Liz Scott, both of Pittsburgh; a son, Richard Scott, and daughter-in-law, Molly Scott, and two grandchildren, Henry and Lucy, all of Washington, DC; he is also survived by a brother, John Moorhead, of Pittsburgh; a sister, Mary Moorhead, of Berkeley, CA; and step- siblings, Tony Morris, of Topanga, CA, Ginio Morris, of Oakland, CA, and Sidney Morris, of Chappaquiddick, MA. The family will hold a private burial. A memorial service will be held in late October. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Nature Conservancy or Powdermill Nature Reserve.

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Sept. 19 to Sept. 21, 2018
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