Scott E. Entsminger
Entsminger Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his residence. Born January 8, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio, he was the son of William and Martha (Kirkendall) Entsminger. He retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. He was an accomplished musician, loved playing the guitar and was a member of the Old Fogies Band. A lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticket holder, he also wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns as well as offering other advice on how to run the team. He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pall bearers so the Browns can let him down one last time. Scott was a fun loving, kind and caring man who enjoyed gardening and fishing but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Pat Entsminger; a son, Aaron Entsminger of Columbus; a brother, Bill (Kathy) Entsminger of Grove City, Ohio; a sister, Lois Courtright of Galloway, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Carol Ferrall of Georgia; four nieces, Kristi Nunamaker, Allison Courtright, Emily Ferrall and Ashley Ferrall; a nephew, Benny Entsminger; his three dogs, Blackey, Shadow and Jezebel; his step mother, Lil Entsminger; a special aunt, Ginny Entsminger; and several cousins and other dear relatives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Harry Courtright. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Life Celebration Reception Center, 129 South Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902. Friends may call one hour prior to the service, from 1-2 p.m., on Tuesday. The family also encourages everyone to wear their Cleveland Browns clothing to the service in honor of Scott. The family suggests that something be planted in his memory. Online guest registry at

Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Jul. 6 to Jul. 7, 2013.
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Good luck Browns! I hope the family is doing well.
October 4, 2013
I have so much admiration for you and your dedication to your team as well as your sense of humor about them. I'm fairly certain the Browns organization won't ever forget your story.

Rest in paradise.
Dascia A
July 30, 2013
My wife and I are keeping the Entsminger family close at heart. You can count on this Brown's fan following Scott's example by remaining loyal to our Browns while keeping a sense of humor. Rest in peace Scott. GO BROWNS!!!
Randy Hughes
July 21, 2013
Blessings to family , From one who spent many cold days in the old Lake front Stadium , Watching Browns & Indians Games When we lived in Elyria. Peace to Scott !
Orren C. Bradley Jr.
July 17, 2013
Someone forwarded Scott's obituary to me because I suffered the browns for years. He was a kindred spirit and I would love to hear his songs for the Browns. The world is a better place because of people like Scott. Warm wishes, Don Young (Seattle area) [email protected]
Young Don
July 16, 2013
My the love of friend and family carry you through your grief.
July 15, 2013
I think I can say I love this show the world of difference between what they say the least of all of your choice
cheung Des
July 14, 2013
i skip and see !!!!!
shing cheong cheung
July 13, 2013
Remembering your great love story today and always.
Shing Cheong (Des) cheung
July 13, 2013
Let's all remember 1st Timothy 6:12. Thanks, God bless the friends and family of Scott.
Jeff Hampton
July 13, 2013
We love you! The enthusiasm you showed is inspiring! Another life long Browns fan! Take care of the Dawg Pound in Heaven!
Edith Beck
July 12, 2013
I forgot to give my name last night. Again, to Pat, Aaron, Bill, Lois and the rest of this spirited family. Please accept my condolences in the loss of your husband, father, and brother. I'm a man who grew up in Cleveland and attend Browns games with my 2 brothers. Aaron having lost my father in my early teens, I can tell you that his spirit will be a part of you every day but this year will be difficult. I wish you the best. Please think of special events you did with your dad. To Bill, I can only imagine how difficult this season will be. Thankyou for sharing Scott with us!
Scott, I will try to make you proud!
Norman Schwartz
July 11, 2013
I'm sure you've got the best seat in the Dawg Pound in Heaven! Maybe you can ask a favor from the man upstairs to think about the Browns when he makes his next Super Bowl picks! The rest of us "die hards" won't let you down and will keep the faith going strong! Rest in Peace friend! Go Brown!!
Browns Fan Forever!
July 11, 2013
Go Browns!! I did not know him but us Browns fans have to stick together, we are one big family!! RIP!
Shelly Laughman
July 11, 2013
To Pat, Aaron, Bill and the rest of this wonderful spirited man's family, please accept my condolences on the loss of Scott. Having lost my Browns loving father as a teenager I can tell Aaron that his dad will be an inspiration to him every day. To Bill, as a person who grew up in Cleveland and has 2 brothers who attends Browns games with him, I can only imagine how difficult next season will be.

Thankyou for sharing Scott's humor with those enough who never knew him in life but will not forget him!
July 10, 2013
To the Entsminger Family,
I live on the east coast and read about your loved one, I recently lost my twin brother whom lived in Bedford,Ohio and was also a "Die Hard" Browns Fan !!!
Every Sunday we would watch the Browns and try and figure out how they were going to lose the game despite leading going into the 4th quarter.
His request to have several Browns be his pallbearers was priceless "to be let down one last time by the Browns " was/is a quote for the ages !! I've sent the article to several Browns' fans.
May you find peace with your loss and I bet he and my twin brother are in heaven looking forward to upcoming season.
God-Bless :)
Steven Campbell
July 10, 2013
RIP Scott. A lifelong Browns fan (and a season ticket holder at one time too) originally from upstate NY, now living in Boston. I never miss a Browns game, and I take a lot of mocking here in Boston from other teams fans. It was nice to read your story and bring back some good memories and humor and that goes with the territory of being a Browns fan. I hope you are never let down again, and that you enjoy watching the Browns from the best seats in the house!

Go Browns! Brendan
Brendan Decker
July 10, 2013
I am 61 and now live in New Jersey. Born in Cleveland and raised a Browns fan I still follow them today. I know how you felt being let down time and again, but we must always think positive knowing some day there will be a championship in Cleveland. Rest in peace.
July 10, 2013
The Dog Pound in Heaven has opened up its' kennel for its' newest member. Scott you will be long remembered, and DEFINITELY not forgotten. Rest In Peace.
Jim Mannion
July 10, 2013
I couldn't believe my dream had come true on the day I came to my first Cleveland Browns game! A young girl growing up in Detroit watching the greats like Jim Brown. I was finally standing in this great legacy of Football - I was overwhelmed! It was an honor and so much fun to be apart of the Cleveland Browns Fans! It's fans like SCOTT who made my journey across the states last year worth every SWA miles to be at the Browns games. I was a new Browns family member last year in those stands, and you made me proud to be a Browns Fan. I relinquished my heart for the LIONS, PITTSBURG, and Peyton to wear my BROWNS jersey like all true Browns fans! Thanks SCOTT and all the BROWNIES across America because in life or death, you are BROWNS FANS!
July 10, 2013
Loyalty to the end! To death do us part.... Touching! Most people don't even commit to their wedding vows... You are a true fan so my prayers and comfort to your wife, son, and family. Thanks for keeping it real. I know you will be missed by all the Browns. I enjoyed the games because of fans like you who support the Browns no matter what... RIP. " Browns" Family
July 10, 2013
This story represents the wonderful spirit of the Entsminger family. Devastated to hear of your loss but I know you will lift each other back up just as Scott would have wanted. My thoughts are with you all. Xxo
Melissa Terry
July 9, 2013
We will miss you Big will happen some day, some how and some way. You will be missed in the pound and all around the NFL and the Buckeye state.
John W.
July 9, 2013
Please let me leave this world smiling the way your husband's obituary made me smile!
Kristin Paul
July 9, 2013
I am 50 and a life long Browns fan that grew up on the Westside of Cleveland. I live in the Seattle area now but don't miss a Browns game every Sunday.
I heard about this on ESPN. Just wanted to post my condolences to a fellow BROWNS fan. Bring us a Super Bowl from heaven Scott. God's speed my man. GO BROWNS! Jerry
jerry Traczyk
July 9, 2013
On behalf of the West High School Alumni Association, I send our condolences to Scott's family. It is always a sad day when we lose an alum. We will list Scott's passing in the fall edition of the Alumni Occident quarterly newsletter.
Dorance Hornsby
July 9, 2013
Although I didn't know Scott , he must have been a wonderful person to have known. We need more people to laugh and take life with a smile. Thanks to your family for their insight to keep your light glowing!!
Michele T
July 9, 2013
All lifelong Cleveland Browns Fans understand your frustrations. Like most, we will still keep the faith. Your Obit said what we all feel.In death, you
left us all with a smile on our faces. My Condolences to the Family from another "Lifelong fan" originally from Akron.
Steve Stallard
July 9, 2013
As a true Buffalo Bills fan, I can honestly say I know how you felt about your team letting you down. Can you do me a solid and ask the guy upstairs to maybe put both of our teams in the Super Bowl this year? RIP friend. You sound like you were a great guy. Gone too soon, I'm sure. Saying an extra prayer for you tonight.
July 9, 2013
RIP. Grew up in Cleveland. Remember getting up in SF to watch the Dawg Pound at 9AM on TV. Best Obit ever.
Flo Solonche
July 9, 2013
So sorry to hear of a loyal Browns fan passing. Scott was much too young. I am a lifelong Browns fan living in Dallas. Traveling in Ireland when I heard the story. We are having a Jameson and toasting to Scott.
Joe Farmer
July 9, 2013
From a true steeler fan to a true browns fan ... Good game
steve g
July 9, 2013
God bless you! Keep the coaching coming from the heavens! Go Browns!
Dawn M Pokorny
Dawn Pokorny
July 9, 2013
Scott, thank-you for giving us all smiles up here North of the border; just reading your obit makes me really wish I had known you. I'm a Raiders fan, but I've always had a soft spot for the Brownies - especially Brian Sipe :). Yes, I guess that was uncalled for, but us Silver & Blackers have only the good 'ole days to fall back on now, too!
My deepest condolences to the family - Scott sounds like he was a wonderful man.
And, Scott: hope you're now out running patterns with Otto Graham throwing you the ball!
Sheldon Garrioch
July 9, 2013
Scott, although I am the #1 Steeler fan, you are cool in my book. No pulling strings now that you are in a higher place. Rest in peace, Scott.
July 9, 2013
Those who remain on this earth know the impact the obituary has had on so many people. Although I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Entsminger, he is a brother in the BROWNS family and I his sister. May you continue to find comfort in the wonderfuly memories you have. And one day, maybe we can all say "Way to go Browns!" as we make it to the Super Bowl... with Scott smiling down from heaven.
Kathy Cookman
July 9, 2013
Condolences from a NY Giant fan. We wish the family peace and comfort during difficult times.
Billy Ford
July 9, 2013
I am a Browns fan in Memphis, TN. I have a similiar request in my will...I will wear "our" colors to work in memory of Mr. Entsminger.
BJ Wright
July 9, 2013
Aaron, we are so sorry for the loss of your dad. If you need anything we are here for you. And judging by your dads obit, you clearly got your sense if humor from him. RIP Scott and GO DAWGS!
Andy and Erica King
July 9, 2013
RIP Scott Entsminger. Although this is a sad time for the family - you gotta love their sense of humor. Maybe Scott can pull some strings now for his ole Cleveland Browns!!
July 9, 2013
R.I.P Scott i have never meet you but but I'M a born Browns fan. Hope they come through for you and let you down one last time!!!!
melissa southall
July 9, 2013
Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life. Have a pleasant voyage my friend.
Michael Christenson
July 9, 2013
Cheer up. In heaven, everyone gets to be a Steelers fan.
July 9, 2013
Bill & Lois and all of Scott's family our prayers go out to you. Bill as you know I am a Brown's season ticket holder also and hope to see you there again. Scott & his humor will be missed. From one westsider to another, Scott RIP.
Dave Adams
July 9, 2013
As a Browns fanaslong as I remember, and my father before me, my sympathiesfor the family, and a smile for the humor. As many frowns as theBrowns give their fans, at least some fans can give smiles, even after they're gone. Thank you Scott. I never knew you, but we're brothers in the Dawg Pound! RIP!
Jeff Finnicum
July 9, 2013
Grieve if you must for a while. Then celebrate Scott's love of life. You will live as long as we remember....
July 9, 2013
I give my sincerest condolences to Scott's family and friends. How wonderful that he was able to bring a smile or laugh to thousands of people he never met upon his passing. As a lifelong Falcons fan, I definitely know what it's like to stick with your team through the tough times.
J Dotson
July 9, 2013
As the granddaughter of a diehard Cubs fan, I know the pain Scott must have endured. As a fan of the Bears, I can truly relate. My sympathies to Scott's family, friends and fellow Browns fans.
Donna Deloney
July 9, 2013
From a life long Steelers fan with fond memories of Sunday football with my late father, thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time.
July 9, 2013
Very sorry for your loss all prayers are with the family... R.I.P Scott!!
Christie Evans
July 9, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the entire Entsminger family. Though we didn't know him, Scott has brought smiles to many people like myself. May you find comfort in his humor and memories. From a Chagrin Falls Browns fan.
Keith Chelm
July 9, 2013
Deepest Respect and love from a football fan. I will be rooting for three teams this year, The Texans, the Browns and anyone who plays The Cowboys. <3
Deborah Sims
July 9, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to the family!May the Lord give you strength. From a die hard Browns fan in Fort Worth, Texas.
July 9, 2013
Once a Browns fan, ALWAYS a Browns fan! Prayers are with you all
July 9, 2013
Marty, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Scott sounded like a wonderful son. Much love.
Nancy Buffington
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July 9, 2013
So sorry for your loss. I admire Scott's humor. As a long suffering Bengals fan, we have alot in common. Anyone can be a Steelers fan, it takes a real fan to follow out two teams.RIP
July 9, 2013
You sound like a guy who died way too young. We need more people with a sense of humor these days.
- A Cowboys Fan
Don Boozer
July 9, 2013
On Behalf of Ravens Nation, RIP Scott. God Bless you and your family.
July 9, 2013
Prayers to the family. May God be with you at your time of need. I am a Browns fan in TN!
July 9, 2013
I never met you but I am sure u will be well missed by your family and friends...your humor will surely be remembered!
July 9, 2013
Very touching, heart-felt story. Bring us some wins Scott! RIP
July 9, 2013
From a Pats fan to you-wishing your family the best during this sad time and a winning season for the Browns. You made the Denver Post! RIP
July 9, 2013
RIP. Way too young. :(

From a Brown's Fan in Ontario, Canada.
(raised in Cleveland, my heart still in Cleveland)
July 9, 2013
From a 50 year Cleveland Browns Fan. May Scot Rest in Peace and May the Browns win a Super Bowl for Scot the Gipper
Ken Cantrell
July 9, 2013
Wishing the family and friends all the strength and love of the millions who have heard Scott's obit... we buried my dad in his beloved "Browns-ware"... the Dog Pound in heaven has a great new cheerleader!
N Babyak
July 9, 2013
god bless ya all browns fans
keep trying and see you soon
kc chiefs fan in colorado
donald keim ll
July 9, 2013
N Babyak
July 9, 2013
I read this story in the 24 hours newspaper (Toronto,Ontario Canada)sad that he as passed ..but love the humor in the story.
July 9, 2013
From a pats fan here in Bo ston, you made the tv station with your humor. You left us too soon, may you rest in peace. May your family be comforted by your humor.
Harvey Sklar
July 9, 2013
As a loyal, but sad, Browns fan, I ask God each season to let them have a winning season just once before I die. I'm sorry Mr. Entsminger didn't have that opportunity; I imagine I won't either. But still love them. I hope he's wearing orange and brown on game days. He is leaving a great family trying to lighten their heartache with a little humor. May God bless all of you!
Janie Seymour
July 9, 2013
My sympathy to the family , R.I.P. Scott . GO STEELERS !
Dick Crossman
July 9, 2013
I first heard of this story on the national news last night. I am close to Scott's age and a huge Browns fan, so this hit close to home. My husband and I now live in New Jersey having moved from Ashtabula OH. I live in Philadelphia Eagles country, but my heart will always be with the Cleveland Browns. During such a sad time for Scott's family, alot of smiles have been put on Browns fans faces! May god bless his family and GO BROWNS!
Karin Hartigan
July 9, 2013
Go Browns enjoy the season this year! I know u have got to be the biggest fan. Think all of family. God Bless
Anna Gould
July 9, 2013
Patty, Bill, Lois and Aaron.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this time of morning. I will always remember Scott for the time we spent growing up playing GI Joe's in the back yard or playing some kind of sports over at the Park. Scott was always a great guy and true friend, no matter how long of time it was when we seen each other. I'm sure he will be missed by many friends and family. So may God bless you all as Scott now looks down on you from a better place. As the Adams family "Charlotte,Brad,Jeff,Tim and Rhonda sends you many thoughts and prayers along with my family Chris, Tracey(Bertsch)and Maggie Adams
Chris Adams
July 9, 2013
From the Israeli Browns fans, the official Biblical Browns Backers - wishing your family the strength to remember you with honor and dignity, to look back and appreciate what you meant to your family and friends... and a winning season dedicated to your memory! (ok maybe that last one is pushing it a bit). With you in prayers and good cheer from Jerusalem.
Ruth Lieberman
July 9, 2013
How 'bout that Scott Entsminger?! -- salute from a Cowboys fan
July 9, 2013
from a bengal fan to a browns fan,RIP my friend.
July 9, 2013
If only we could all leave this world for the next as gracefully!
Jason J.
July 9, 2013
July 9, 2013
From one die-hard Browns fan to another, thoughts and prayers to the family.RIP Scott, you now have the best seat in the house to watch the Browns.
Toby Fraley
July 9, 2013
Scott and I worked together at the Delphi plant in Columbus. Scott could find humor in just about anything that happened. He maintained his sense of humor the the very end. Rest in peace Scotty!

Mike Stewart
July 9, 2013
I live in Steeler country but from Ohio originally, will and have always been a Cleveland Browns fan. RIP. . .
July 9, 2013
Saw the story on NBC Nightly News about Scott's obituary. First of all, may God rest his soul. I suppose pain is the root of most humor. I can appreciate that pain. Add the Indians and the Cavaliers and you have the trifecta. Scott is in my prayers.
Ken White
July 9, 2013
I to had never met this man. I found the link to the obit. I lost my dad in May and he was a life long cubs fan. So this made me smile because I can imagine his frustration. God bless
Josh Mcglauphlin
July 9, 2013
Scott was only 55 so he never had a chance to see the Browns go all the way. If only he could have doubled his lifespan he might have seen the Browns hoist the Lombardi trophy at least once. Watch from above Scott.
Earl Melton
July 9, 2013
Scott.....please help the Browns this year! RIP ...<3
Cathy Smith
July 9, 2013
My condolences to Scotts family. Seems like you are a good family and Scott was a good regrets and respect, bless you all and rip sir. I'm rooting for the Browns this year
July 9, 2013
I hope Paul Brown was waiting at " the pearly gates" for him. Too young to die...may memories sustain you at this time.
Debbi Ellis
July 9, 2013
RIP Mr. Entsminger. I appreciate your devotion to your team and sense of humor. I hope your request is granted, but pray Earnest Byner isn't one of the six. No one wants to see you fumbled.
Craig B
July 9, 2013
My deepest sympathies to your family. May you R.I.P. Mr. Entsminger. I read about your Obit in a New York newspaper and found your spirit compelling. I'm certain you will be missed.
Wendy Molloy
July 8, 2013
I do not know you personally. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during these tough times. May RIP and the Browns win a Super bowl someday. They have let me down a lot also. GO BROWNS!
Bryan Courtright
July 8, 2013
Scott I never knew you but,, I am your age and I think you must have been he funniest dude ever! I love your request! Peace be with you and your family..
Stewart Embrey
July 8, 2013
My husband & I never knew Scott but wish we had. What a sense of humor! Our deepest sympathy to his family & friends.
Barbara Eldridge
July 8, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family at such a stressful time. But, in a world with plenty of sadness you have left the many strangers who read your obituary with a rare and fine gift. A giggle.
Jim C
July 8, 2013
Didn't know him but as a browns fan he isa brother from a nother mother sorry to say that the browns is on the way to the top again.sorry for your family loss and a true fan
Dave Burns
July 8, 2013
I hope Scott is getting a real laugh out of how many people smiled today reading this obit. May his family find peace in knowing his funny spirit touched even strangers. :)
July 8, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Mr. Entsminger may you R.I.P. GO BROWNS!!
July 8, 2013
Rest in Peace, Mr. Entsminger. I sincerely hope your last wish is fulfilled.
July 8, 2013
Your loyalty is your reward. Your sense of humor your gift to us. Thank you, Scott:)
July 8, 2013
sounds like a great guy :) I am a avid Browns fan also , and I also wish that you could have seen a super bowl win , but maybe you can help us out ? My prayers are with your family during this difficult time and such a short time from diagnosed to the end , may God guide your family to find peace. I didn't know Scott , but from his humor , he would not want you to morn long . Will root extra hard for them DAWGS this you , and maybe , just maybe we will bring it home this year in honor of Scott !
go dawgs
July 8, 2013
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