Scott Getzinger
SCOTT GETZINGER We lost our beloved Scott Getzinger, age 46, on Saturday, April 7, suddenly in a car accident. Scott leaves behind his wife, SusanMcGuinness; his daughters, Emilia, 11, and Kyle, 7, and his son, Seamus, 4. Also, his mother and father, Ronna and Warren Getzinger of Branford, CT; his brothers, Ron (wife Deletha) and Michael; sisters, Ann, Jennifer, and Heather; and father-in-law, Hugh.Also sisters-in-law Cathy (husband Don), Maura (husband Bill), and Kerry (husband Jim), and brother-in-law John (wife Bernadette).Also, his nieces, Tatyana, Kelly, Megan, and Maeve; and nephews, Gabriel and Michael. Scott currently resided in Newtown, but originally hailed from Branford, graduating from BHS in 1984. Readers of the Branford Review may remember the humorous columns he wrote on life at BHS. Additionally, he attended the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and Southern Connecticut State University. He worked as a property master in the film and television industry, providing props for more than 25 movies, including Spider-Man, Independence Day, The Truman Show, and the upcoming Men in Black III and The Dark Knight Rises. Scott's generosity and kindness had no bounds. To know him was to love him. "There will never be another you." Friends may call on Wednesday, April 11th, between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. and between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, CT, 06470. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated on Thursday, April 12th, at 10:30 a.m., also at St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment will follow in St. Rose Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a trust fund for Scott's three children. Checks may be made payable to: Donald Neville, Trustee of Trust FBO The Children of Scott Getzinger. For more information, please e-mail [email protected] Funeral arrangements are in care of the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main St., Newtown.
Published by The Advocate on Apr. 10, 2012.
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Scott will be missed. He gave us a map we all can follow through our lives even when the night is at its darkest Scott provided the light. Im sure Scott,Heath and Emily are in heaven watching over Newtown. His movies will continue to provide insight. God bless and be safe. May his grave always be adorned with columbine flowers his favorite.
Sandy Collins
July 13, 2013
Michael Getzinger
October 8, 2012
I send my deepest sympathies to the Getzinger family. What a tragic loss this is - he was such an accomplished, loved, young guy. May you find strength and comfort in your memories.
Margaret Palumbo-Fuhrman
June 15, 2012
Susan McGuinness Getzinger
May 31, 2012
I never got to meet Scott but did get to meet his family while i photographed John and Bernadette's wedding only days after......what a symbol of strength this family is! Truly a wonderful family and I am sure Scott is deeply missed.....
May 29, 2012
I'm so sorry for your loss.. you are all in my prayers..
Michelle Luedee-Farias
April 26, 2012
I was an 84 BHS graduate with Scott. And I must say what a truly nice person I remember him being. I am saddened to hear of his sudden tragic passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends of Scott.
David Carter
April 18, 2012
I am so sorry for the loss of such a talented young man. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.
Sue Calistro
April 18, 2012
I loved Scott like a brother and he was one of the dearest friends of my life. I will always remember him fondly, miss his generosity, his wonderful sense of perspective and humor on life. I will always remember the great times and adventures we shared.

Getzinger Family, Sue,

I hope you find the comfort and peace that you need in this time.
Joe Myers
April 13, 2012
I was deeply saddened by the news of Scott's passing... May God bless you and your family during this time and always.
Carlton Pitts
April 12, 2012
Peace to the Getzinger family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
William E Browne jr
April 11, 2012
I still can not believe he's really gone.
I honestly can't wrap my head around it.
But the posts and comments I have read about him only solidify the memories I have for him,
he was truly the best, one in a million and unbelievably loved by all! He will be truly missed.
God Bless his children, his wife and family I can only imagine your loss, you have my deepest sympathy.
I will miss you so much my friend.
Pamela Rake
April 11, 2012
My heart goes out to the entire Getzinger family for your great loss. In time the pain will lessen, and although it will never go away, the laughter and good times shared with Scott will help to soothe the crushing grief you feel today.
Sandi Graham
April 11, 2012
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with the tragic loss of Scott. My you find comfort and peace in your memories of him.
Heidi & Matt Brisson
April 11, 2012
My condolences to the entire family. May you find comfort and peace from God during this difficult time. Romans15:4
April 11, 2012
Very sad, such a large family too. I remember Scott as a free spirit and thinker. No doubt it fueled his creativity with his work. He remotely touched more peoples lives that many will only later recognize. Very sad
Chris van Wilgen
April 11, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your family has our deepest sympathy. PAUL &DEE FOTI, Patrick Lane, Branford Ct, and Jupiter Fl.
April 11, 2012
I once said I would walk over hot coals for Scott, he was such a fine person. Now, I would walk over hot coals to have him back with us all. The world is a lesser place without him in it. My deepest and tenderest sympathies to all who knew and loved him.
Liza Rudolph
April 11, 2012
Nina (Oligino) Plaushin
April 10, 2012
We were so sorry to learn of your tragic loss of Scott. Your entire family has our deepest sympathy and is in our family's thoughts and prayers.
Bill & Lynda Wellman
April 10, 2012
my deepest condolences to his family and friends he will be sadly missed by many
April 10, 2012
Words cannot explain how saddened I am for your loss. My prayers, and thoughts for your loss. Scott was a genuine heart. The Red Carpet will never the same without you Scott.
Laur Trueman
April 10, 2012
Scott was one of the kindest most gentle people I have met in the entertainment business. Never bitter, never rattled. It was truly a joy working with him. Even when the job was unusual, like the German paperwork for "Shutter Island." Scott called and said "I have a problem. I need for hundreds of sheets of paper to be thrown out a window, and they need to 'drift' ". "Fine" I said. "That's not all," he said "when they land, they fall in water, so they need to be able to soak up water." "Light enough to float, but heavy enough to soak up water? Thanks a lot, Scott!" Thanks, indeed, through a number of films over the last few years, I had come to look forward to working with, and seeing Scott. i will miss his gentle ways and his smiling face. My condolences to the entire family. He was one of the good ones.
Richard Adkins
April 10, 2012
Susan, Emilia, Kylee, Seamus,
Our deepest sympathies. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Miss Diane, Miss Tamra, and the Lathrop School of Dance Family
April 10, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with Scott's family during this time. The statement to know him was to love him could not be more true. From Los Angeles with sending love...
Samantha Humphreys
April 10, 2012
I was a BHS '84 classmate, and am so saddened to hear of Scott's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends.
Betty Boney Ellal
April 10, 2012
Susan, my heart, love, sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family at this time.
Gloria Picchione Snodgrass
April 10, 2012
Please accept our deepest condolences on your tragic loss. Although words seem futile at this time, please know that you are foremost in our thoughts and prayers.
With heartfelt sympathy,
John and Kerry McGuinness
April 10, 2012
We lost a loving man, father, husband and neighbor - and someone who always had a smile on his face. You are in our thoughts and prayers Susan, Emilia, Kyle and Seamus and we are here for you anytime.
Mark Kirkham
April 10, 2012
words of condolence seem so meaningless...

Susan, I'm so sorry
Sam Mihailoff
April 10, 2012
The St. Rose of Lima School community extends much love and prayers for Emilia, Kyle and Seamus. Susan, please know that our support and prayers are endless.
April 9, 2012
Bernadette Sushko/McGuinness
April 9, 2012
Bernadette Sushko/McGuinness
April 9, 2012
I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.
Dawn Havas
April 9, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss. It has sent shock waves across the world of film crew, like myself, who got the pleasure to know and work with Scott. I met him on Truman Show and then worked for him on Shutter Island. He was that rare combination of a witty, funny guy, who was rarely at a loss for a sharp comeback . But more importantly he was a gentleman and from all I have heard an amazing family man. He treated me so kindly when I worked for him and he smiled through the tough days. I am truly sorry for you and your children. My prayers and thoughts to all of you.
April 9, 2012
Dear Susan, Emilia, Kyle and Seamus, So very sorry for your loss. Please know at this difficult time that we are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Dennis and Dianne O'Keefe
Dennis OKeefe
April 9, 2012
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