HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA (MyValleyTributes) – Edward Scott (Ed), Jr., of Hempfield Township, passed away Monday evening, May 6, 2019 peacefully with his wife at his side after a courageous battle with brain and lung cancer, a direct result of being exposed to Agent Orange while serving his country in Thailand.
Ed was born on February 7, 1942 in Mount Holly, New Jersey to Edward and Isabelle Kirby Engle Scott.
He graduated grammar school in Vincentown, New Jersey and Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly, New Jersey in 1960. He was proud to be a fellow football player with Franco Harris and Lydel Mitchell.
After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy and attended boot camp and Hospital Corps school in San Diego, California then Marine Corps boot camp in Camp Pendleton, California. He was assigned to Okinawa as a Navy medic in a Marine uniform, then Thailand and finally two years in Hawaii with an honorable discharge.
He attended Maryville College, Maryville, Tennesee and Widner College, Chester, Pennsylvania.
For more than 20 years he worked in medical positions, serving as an EMT, supervising a medical health transport giving physicals and various testing for companies with government contracts. He then moved on to transportation as a driver and finally retired as a trucking dispatcher in 2004.
Ed was a 55 year member of F & A Masons. He was a member of Pemberton Lodge #199, Pemberton, New Jersey, Eureka Lodge #290 Greenville. He belonged to Golden Triangle York Rite College, The Royal Order of Scotland. He held memberships in Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest, Sharon Council #48 where he was Past Thrice Illustrious Master, Mt Calvary Commandry #67, where he served as Commander several times, Grand Council of Royal & Select Master Masons as Past District Deputy Grand Master and Mound Royal Arch Chapter Past High Priest. He also held membership in Consistory, Zem Zem Shrine, Red Cross of Constantine, Mercer County Shrine, Ed served as Grand Royal Patron in Order of Amaranth, also serving as Royal Patron in both Red Lion and Farrell Courts, White Shrine of Jeresalem as Watchman of Shepherds, Order of Eastern Star where he was Past Patron several times.
He also was certified by AARP Tax Act to assist in doing yearly tax returns for seniors in Mercer County.
As a type 2 diabetic, he spent countless years working with Amaranth in their Charity Projects raising funds for the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation. He also served as Treasurer for the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation as a part of Supreme Council Order of the Amaranth, Inc. In 2018, at Grand Court of Pennsylvania, he received the Unsung Hero Award from the American Diabetes Association for his efforts.
Surviving is his loving wife, Debbie L. (Campbell McClowry) Scott, whom he married on August 23, 2004 at home; stepdaughter, Mandi McClowry of Orlando, Florida and his furry companion, TinkerBelle who spent many hours at his side to give him comfort. He is also survived by his sister, Abby Scott Cutright of Arcanum, Ohio; niece, Karen Cutright Siegrist and husband, John and their children, Jonathan, Sammy and Haley, Union, Kentucky; nephew, Daniel Cutright and his wife, Natalie and their children, Jackson, Madison and Ella, Centerville, Ohio and niece, Becca (Rachel as he fondly called her) Cutright Kamer and her husband, Mike and their children, Liam, Olivia, Luka and Owen Edward, Cincinnatti, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Dr Norman (Doc) Cutright and his late wife, Sandi Bush Scott.
Calling hours will be Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania.
Amaranth Service will be held on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. followed by Commandery Service at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be held Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Greenville VFW Post #3374 will render military honors at the conclusion of the service.
Immediately following services on Friday, May 10 all family and friends are invited to a celebration of life to be held at Carini’s Restaurant, Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania. Parking will be in the lot behind Eureka Masonic Lodge, corner of Mercer and Shenango Street, Greenville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to be sent to Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, Amaranth Charity Project c/o H.L. Kimberly Webster, 2173 Mercer-West Middlesex Road, West Middlesex, PA 16159.
A television tribute will air Thursday, May 9 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.