Edgar Scott
Edgar Scott

Obituary of Edgar Gary Scott

SCOTT - Edgar Gary, 83, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2022, surrounded by his children.  Preceded in death by his parents Edgar Graydon Scott and Catherine (Gearhardt) Scott;  wife of 35 years, Susan Lyn (Hobson) Scott, and grandson,  Alex Sullivan.   Survived by his sister,  Nancy McClure;  children:  Kelly Scott Sullivan (Tom);  Beth Scott Illig (Carl);  Eric Scott (Barbara);  stepchildren:  Kelli Acker Whitfield (Brett) and George Acker (Ronda); grandchildren:   Jason Sullivan, Kathryn Sullivan, Nickolas Sullivan, Kerry Sullivan, Megan Illig (Charles), Ian Illig (Madison), Evan Scott, McKenzie Scott Bretz (Brendon), Harrison Whitfield, Rowan Whitfield, Atticus Acker, and great-grandchildren Preston Sullivan, Tyler Spack, Brennan Sullivan, and Reed Sullivan.   Born in Berwick, Pennsylvania,  Gary grew up in Shickshinny with a great love for wildlife and outdoor activities which he pursued at Penn State Mont Alto and a Degree in Forestry graduating in 1960. A proud member of Tau Phi Delta.   Gary began his professional career with the PA Bureau of Forestry in 1960 holding multiple positions for several years in several Pennsylvania locations,  becoming District Forester in 1970 of the Gallitzin District 6 in Ebensburg (Fox Trot 1) where he made many accomplishments:  established the Clear Shade Wild Area, Charles Lewis Natural Area, John P Saylor Memorial Trail, Lost Turkey Trail to name a just a few. Gary retired as District Forester in April 1997 after 37 Years of service.  A respected member of the Ebensburg community, he was active in many local organizations: Cambria County Conservation District, Ebensburg Rotary, Activities Chair of the North District Boy Scouts Penns Woods Council among others. Gary’s passion for conservation of wildlife and natural resources was very well known and highly respected.  Gary was widely known for his knowledge of wildlife and love for hunting and fishing, he was especially fascinated by reptiles, amphibians and all species of snakes.  He was also known as the snake expert often performing presentations with his favorite, the rattlesnake. (SnakeGar)

Friends will be received from 1:00 p.m. until the time of his Celebration of Life Service at 3:00 pm., Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., 300 N. Julian Street, Ebensburg, Pa., Chaplain Ruth Joudry, officiating.  Condolences may be made at www.askew-houser.com.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Western Pennsylvania Conservancy  https://waterlandlife.org/donate/make-one-time-donation/

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Saturday
17
September

Visitation

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc.
300 N. Julian Street
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
(814) 472-7040
Saturday
17
September

Celebration of Life Service

3:00 pm
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Askew-Houser Funeral Home, Inc.
300 N. Julian Street
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
(814) 472-7040
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