William Warren Scott


William Warren Scott, Sr., 94, of Coatesville, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2008, at Freedom Village in West Brandywine Township. He was the widower of Mary Bernard Scott, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.

William W. Scott was born on March 5, 1914, in Sadsburyville to Warren Hope Scott and Myrtle McGowan Scott. Mr. Scott, who was known by his friends as Bill, remained an area resident throughout his life. He graduated in 1932 from Coatesville High School, where his exceptional singing abilities were recognized. In his senior year, he traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to participate in the National High School Chorus.

In 1933, Mr. Scott began his 46-year career with Lukens Steel Company as a mail carrier and retired in 1979 as the Supervisor of Sales Service. He was a member of the Lukens Veterans Guild for many years and served as its president.

Mr. Scott was a member of the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church, where he served as a choir member, an interim choir director and teacher of the Abundant Life Bible Class. In earlier years, he had attended the Coatesville Presbyterian Church (Coatesville Bible Fellowship), where he served in numerous roles, including elder, trustee, deacon, interim choir director and choir member. He also taught the Jonathan Bible Class there for 20 years.

Three of the most important aspects of Mr. Scott's life were his love of God, family and Coatesville. His family recalls his consistent demonstration of his Christian convictions at home and in his various roles within the community. They also fondly remember his dedication to the education and training of his children and the great love and respect he showed for his wife, Mary, his high school sweetheart. All who knew him will remember his integrity, kindness, sense of humor, fairness and willingness to share his talents with the community.

Mr. Scott often was a featured soloist at weddings, funerals and in church choirs. He served as the interim choir director in several churches, including the Brandywine Manor Presbyterian Church, the Lutheran Church of our Savior, Wagontown Chapel, Coatesville Baptist Church, Coatesville Presbyterian Church and the Upper Octorara Church.

Mr. Scott always was willing to share his musical talents for others' enjoyment. In addition to directing and singing in choirs, Mr. Scott often was called upon to direct group singing at community events. During the past 10 years, he directed and sang in the Village Singers at Freedom Village, where he lived. Fellow residents and staff remember Mr. Scott for his ever-present sense of humor and love of games. The "Scrabble Master" will be sorely missed.

Mr. Scott is survived by his sister, Elizabeth (Matthew) Lamb, of Downingtown; daughter, Marjorie (Ronald) Rowe of Glenside; son, William (Marilynn, deceased) of Aurora, Ohio; six grandchildren, Kimberly Rowe, Steven (Dawn) Rowe, Karin (Keith) Jackson, Rebecca (Alexander) Clow, David (Charity) Scott, and William (Sara) Scott III; and 10 great grandchildren. His brother, Elmer Scott, preceded Mr. Scott in death.

The family will receive friends on Monday, December 29, 2008, from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church, 1121 Octorara Trail, Parkesburg, PA 19365, with the funeral immediately following. Burial will be at the Upper Octorara Cemetery. For more details, please contact Wilde Funeral Home at (610) 857-5551.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Upper Octorara Church or to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be posted at: www.wildefuneralhome.com


Dear family of Bill Scott.
Although I never met Bill I did talk to him once on the phone about his wife's pictures. He had already given these family pictures to a cousin of mine so I had copies made. My mother was his wife Mary's cousin, Freda Weaver Rissel. I am so sorry for you loss and will pray for you. Best wishes from Ellen.

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Bill Jr. and family,
Eileen and I will be unable to greet you personally on Monday, but know that we will be praying for you and the gathered family. We hold fond memories of Dad/G-Dad/G-G-Dad from the Hans Evan-pastored C'ville Presbyterian Church, and more recently, at Freedom Village.
May God grant each of you fond memories, as well, and strength, comfort and peace for the days ahead.
With sincere sympathy and holding to the truth of 1Thess.4:13-18,
Bob and Eileen Wilson

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