Scott Jordan SCHIPPER
Parent-Sorensen Mortuary and Crematory - Petaluma
850 Keokuk Street
Petaluma, CA
Scott Jordan Schipper lost his valiant two year battle against cancer on December 28, 2013. He was 29. Scott was born June 11, 1984 in Santa Rosa and lived his entire childhood in Petaluma. He was active in sports, the Boys and Girls Club and was selected the Argus Courier Newspaper Boy of the Year in 1996. He picked up his first saxophone in 7th grade and never put it down. Scott was active in the band, jazz band, United Anglers and was voted MVP of Casa Grande High School's tennis team in 2002, his senior year. He attended SRJC focusing on his music and graduated with an AA degree. He attended CSU Long Beach before joining Mystic Roots and touring with Pato Banton. Scott joined the band THRIVE in 2010 and played with the band until shortly before his death. Within a month of Scott's diagnosis, he started the non-profit organization "Unify to Thrive" to support cancer awareness and education for young adults as well as cancer research through St. Jude's. Scott believed that giving was the most important part of life and never stopped working to support others in need. He connected with young cancer patients all over the United States while touring with THRIVE, always providing encouragement and an empathetic ear. Scott will be remembered as an amazingly positive, resilient person with an infectious smile. The outpouring of love for Scott on the Internet has truly been a blessing to his family. He touched so many lives during his short life and always, always did things his way. Scott is survived by his parents, Jack and Joyce Schipper, brother Andrew, grandmother Jean Ferguson, and countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He will be loved and missed but not forgotten. There are two events planned for Scott. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 939 B St., Petaluma, CA. There will also be a Celebration of Life on Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Theatre, 201 Washington St., Petaluma, CA. In lieu of flowers donations to Unify to Thrive can be made in Scott's memory at or checks may be sent to Unify to Thrive c/o Andrew Forgy, 1505 Fisher Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037. Family assisted by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Petaluma.
Published by Press Democrat from Jan. 7 to Jan. 9, 2014.
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Dear Joyce, Jack and Andy.
I just learned of Scott from Donna Tantillo. We are so very sorry. We would have been at the service had we known earlier. We hold you all close right now.
Monique and John
January 13, 2014
Prayers for the entire Schipper family. Love you all.
Stephanie & Michael Lyon
January 11, 2014
My heart goes out to all of Scott's family. What a tragic loss. All my love and prayers to you.
Linda Tiefenthal
January 10, 2014
I had the pleasure of meeting Scott at his mother's retirement party in 2009. I was just starting to learn how to play the bass guitar, and he gave me great advice about practice and discipline and band work and musicianship in general. What a lovely, intelligent, charismatic young man. May he sleep in peace and wake in Wonderment.
Brin McLaughlin
January 9, 2014
Dear Jack, Joyce and Andy
Scott is in our hearts. He will be missed deeply by all. David and Nora
January 9, 2014
remembering you and joyce singing at your wedding, even so , i cant think of your lossand what it does to your lives.
hannah and i wish you healing
farmer wallstrum
January 9, 2014
You will always be an inspiration and I will never forget you and all you showed me, through life and love. Love an Light my friend, RIP Scotty!
Rachel Burch
January 8, 2014
Dear Jack, Joyce, Andrew and family,

"Scott will be remembered as an amazingly positive, resilient person with an infectious smile."

This is absolutely true - even though I only had a little time getting to know him, these are just a few of his amazing characteristics.

You all are in my thoughts and I am thankful for the fond memory of your kind & generous son & brother.
Lori Massa (Hansell)
January 8, 2014
Dear Joyce, Jack, Andrew and family,

Our condolences on the loss of your handsome and talented son Scott. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Linda & Bob Hartrich & family
Linda Hartrich
January 8, 2014
My Best Friend, Musical Soul Brother, Scooty Pants keep on doing your Scooty Pants Dance my man! Play on with the greats and you know I'ma catch you on the flipside!
Dylan Chambers
January 8, 2014
thank you scott for the love, the music and the beautiful smiles.
your sweet spirit lives on thru those you touched along your journey.
maryj mullen
January 7, 2014
Scott's spirit is one that will never be forgotten. My prayers go to all his family.
Sarah D.
January 7, 2014
Friends for life and after. Scotty keep watching over me as you have always done. I promise I will honor your life by living mine the way you did. Always and FOREVER Scotty!!!
Carrie Mungle
January 7, 2014
My this light shine as bright as u do. Forever missed never forgotten <3!!
Nicole McMurry
January 7, 2014
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Helen Austin Holroyd
January 7, 2014
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