Saturday, September 9, 2023
Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)
Edward Walter Scott, loving husband, dedicated father, proud grandpa and great-grandpa, passed away on August 23, 2023. Ed had a life full of love, laughter, and cherished memories.
He was born March 23 1944, in New Haven, CT to the late Charles and Harriett Scott. After graduating from Hamden High School in 1962 he joined the U.S. Navy, serving from 1963 to 1967. While enlisted, he completed Communication Technical School, and sailed on the U.S.S. Jamestown’s maiden voyage, circumnavigating the African continent. Ed earned his associates degree from Quinnipiac University. His strong work ethic and leadership skills enabled him to build a long career with SNET, working his way up from the mail room to a management role.
However his professional accomplishments paled in comparison to the great joy in his personal life. He was a devoted husband of 56 years to his high school sweetheart Judy (Woods); together they shared a deep bond and demonstrated the meaning of love and devotion. Ed was a loving and supportive father to his daughter, Shannon Howard and her husband Barry of Ansonia and son, Christopher Scott and his wife Michelle of Southington. Nothing brought him more pride and happiness than watching his children grow and thrive. Ed especially adored his grandchildren and relished in the role of being their beloved grandpa. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his grandchildren Amy Lavoie (Andrew), Megan Riley Howard, Ryan Christopher Scott, great granddaughter Daisy Marianne Lavoie, his sister-in-law Diane Link, numerous nieces & nephews, their children, and friends. They will forever carry his spirit, love, and passion for life with them.
In addition to his parents Ed was predeceased by his grandson Daniel Frank Howard, his four sisters, Doris Strampach Jean Peckham, Elizabeth Bissell, Cora Peckham, and his brothers-in-law, Bill Peckham, Bob Strampach, Bill Bissell, Kent Peckham, and Ken Link.
Ed had a profound impact on the lives of many as he dedicated his time and energy to the Boy Scouts of America, serving as his son’s Den Leader. He mentored and inspired countless young boys, teaching them the values of honor, respect, and perseverance.
Ed was involved with the Cheshire Jaycee's, a local community organization where he helped run the annual haunted house along with other events.
A lifelong New York Giants fan, he instilled the love of the game in his daughter. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed many rounds with his son and friends, embracing the camaraderie and excitement the game brought (as well as the 19th hole!).
Ed enjoyed the lake life, and spent summers relaxing at his cottage in Wholand, on the Housatonic River. He enjoyed taking his family and friends for boat rides, teaching his children to water-ski and telling stories around the campfire. Ed was the life of every party, and will be remembered as such.
In accordance with his wishes, he will be cremated, and a graveside service, with full military honors, celebrating Ed's life will be held on September 9, 2023, at 10 a.m., at Old Pine Grove Cemetery in Waterbury. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make any donations to your preferred charity. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire 615 South Main Street is assisting with his arrangements. For additional information or to leave words of sympathy please visit www.fordfh.com.