Homer Goff Scoville, age 88 of Naples, Fla. and Old Saybrook, Conn., passed away July 16, 2018 in Middletown, Conn. after a short illness due to complications from pneumonia. Homer leaves behind his wife Patricia, son John, daughter Leslie Murphy, stepsons Brent and Mark Foley, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, as well as his twin brother William. He was pre-deceased by his son Thomas. Homer was born and raised in West Hartford, Conn. and educated at Kingswood Prep. He settled in Glastonbury before moving to Florida in his retirement. He served in both the Air Force and as a proud Republican in the Connecticut State Senate. He received both his BA and JD from the University of Connecticut and practiced law for many years in Glastonbury as a family attorney. Homer was also an active member of the rotatory club for many years. He became a successful real estate developer in both Connecticut and Florida. Through these activities he touched and enriched the lives of many people. Homer loved to play tennis and bridge as well as faithfully work out at the gym, and did so right up until the week he was admitted to the hospital. He and his wife Pat traveled extensively to all four corners of the globe. Homer never met a thrift store where he couldn't resist a bargain. He was a practiced negotiator who insured that his offer for any property was nothing less than insulting – but he still always managed to close the deal. He was a brilliant conversationalist, with the ability to discuss a wide range of topics with anyone he met. He also had the unique ability to remember names with anyone he encountered in business or pleasure. Homer was more often than not the life of the party. Everyone who met him thought he looked 10 years younger than his age. Even at 88 he was taken too soon. Yet he lived a life most would envy, often describing himself as the luckiest person he knew. A disciple of Dale Carnegie, Homer was almost always more focused on making friends than influencing people. A memorial service will be held Saturday July 21 at 11am in the Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury with private burial thereafter. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday July 20 from 4-7pm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Homer's name to: Smile Train,41 Madison Ave.,28th Floor, New York, NY 10010,212-689-9199. For online condolences please visit www.mulryanfh.com
Published by Hartford Courant on Jul. 18, 2018.