July 22, 1966 - September 07, 2017
Thursday, November 02, 2017 12:19 AM
I am very sorry to hear of Scott's passing. He worked at our home for several months in 2015. He was smart, skilled, meticulous, always smiling and eager to help. There is hardly a day that goes by that I don't think of him as I gaze at his beautiful, creative handiwork.
Mrs. Sandy Wittman (Monongahela, PA)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:02 PM
On September 7, 2017; I lost the love of my life, my soul mate and my best friend. That following September 18th was the the anniversary of the first time I met the most beautiful, caring, talented, loving and charismatic man that I had ever known. I remember thinking "Wow, this guy is really something special, he just might be the one!" .... and he was. It wasn't long before I was certain that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. He showed me what true love really was. The best days of my life were spent loving and laughing with him at my side. I remember so many people telling me how lucky I was to have someone who so obviously adored me- and I adored him. I also remember some people who would jokingly say "you two are so sickeningly into each other" but truly these people just wished that they could know the true love that we shared. I remember going places where strangers would come up to us and say "you guys are so cute together" or "you seem so happy together" these were strangers that made a point to tell us that it was obvious that we loved each other in a way that all of us hope to have but few of us find. Scott went out of his way on a daily basis to show me how much he loved me. I will miss the loving notes that he placed in my lunch that he so thoughtfully packed for me each day for work. I will miss the way that he would prepare my favorite dinners with pride and say "here honey- you take this one- it turned out the best." The way he would heat up my fuzzy thick socks with the blowdryer and place them on my feet because they were always cold. I could go on and on detailing the ways that he let me know on a daily basis how important I was to him and how much I was loved.
My husband had the biggest most beautiful heart. He was always the first person to offer help to someone in need. To know Scott was to love him. The sorrow of his loss has left me with a seemingly insurmountable amount of grief and emptiness that only he could fill. One of my favorite authors once wrote "Grief is tremendous, but love is bigger. You are grieving because you loved truly. The beauty in that is is greater than the bitterness of death. Allowing this into your consciousness will not keep you from your suffering, but it will help you to survive to the next day." So, as the days turn into weeks, the weeks into months, and the months into years; may we all accept the universality of the pain of losing Scott as the price of loving deeply. The pain of grief is mandatory, but suffering is optional. May we all remember Scott fondly for the great times that we shared and learn to surf the waves of grief as they are surely to come instead of allowing the pain of his loss to engulf us in the tide of sorrow.
Until we meet again, I will keep you alive in my heart.....my forever love.
Monday, October 30, 2017 7:00 PM
Thanks to each of you who celebrate Scotts life with his family. He was a faithful son; always friend. His exuberance for life was vividly on display through his love and kindness for everyone that he met, and I can tell you with great certainty that he never met stranger.
At the center of his life was his wife, Leslie, with whom he found unbelievable happiness, joy and shared a deep love. Family was sacred in Scott's life, evidenced by his love and untiring commitment to his children, Jessica, Mary and Deric, and his beautiful grandson, Tristyn. Scott maintained an observable, deep caring relationship with his mother, Ruth, to whom he was eternally loyal, always helpful and forever loving. His childhood friend and sister, Jodie, held a special place in Scott's life, proud and respectful of her personal achievements and life's accomplishments. Scott was often boastful of his sisters tremendously talented and successful children, Alex and Sierra.
These things I know because of our many conversations during our personal time together.
If Scott were observing the many people who came forward, on this site and in person, to celebrate his life he would be in a state of dismay because he was one to always put others first. All of these kind and sincere thoughts posted on his memorial site would be a little difficult for him to grasp because he was a giver, he never appeared in the role of a receiver.
Scott will always be alive in each of us through the memories that we carry, memories that are unique to our individual and personal relationships with him.
Although it may be difficult now, it will be our memories and uniquely personal relationships with Scott that will ease the pain, sadness, and emptiness that we feel in our hearts today. It will be those warm, personal memories that will return a smile to your face; it will restore happiness to your heart, that is the way it must be.
We love Scott so very much, however, we can never love him as much as we will miss him. So please remember and know that through our faith, Scott will walk beside you each day. Forever remembering his love for each of you he will be in our lives to eternity.
As it is written in Psalm 147:3, lean on God and allow Him to continue the process of healing your broken heart.
Ruth and Tony Dury (Monongahela, PA)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:27 PM
The Dury Family and Jodi, my deepest sympathy to you. I have fond memories of Scott at the bus stop, and with his children for a brief time as they were next door neighbors to my parents for a few years. May he Rest In Peace. The Lord be with you all.
Kerry Jennion Pigeon (Scenery Hill, PA)
Monday, September 25, 2017 8:10 PM
Tony and Ruth, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. If there is anything we can do to help you through this rough time please don't hesitate to call.
Gary & Bonnie Reynolds (Washington, PA)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:34 AM
Dear Tony, Ruth, Jodie, Jim, Leslie and all of the children. Chuck and I extend to you our deepest and most sincere condolences. I am truly still in shock about the news of Scott's untimely transition and want to send wishes for peace and closure to you all. Chuck and I will always remember Scott for his innocent sweet spirit, big beautifully bright smile that could light up even darkness and not to forget his oh, so kind heart. I truly understand your pain and level of grief as parents are not supposed to have to see their children go before them proving once more that there are no guarantees in life. We are all born with unknown expiration limits hence why we need to make every moment count and to live each and every day as if it were our last. We need to love and support one another practicing compassion and love for all living things as we are all connected. Scott lived fully and I believe was an old soul who was sent back far too early. While his expiration seems unfair and untimely, he was needed elsewhere. Rejoice in knowing that we all had a chance to know and love him as he touched so many peoples lives in so many positive ways. I always perceived Scott as having a white light around him even during some of his darkest days. He was and now continues to be a very special angel.Blessings to him and all of you; take care of each other.
Aunt Sandy (Dury) Amy
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Sandy Amy (Marana, AZ)
Monday, September 18, 2017 9:49 PM
My deepest sympathies. Gone too soon. Wonderful childhood memories, RIP.
Sherry Boyce Rodriguez (Peoria, AZ)
Saturday, September 16, 2017 5:45 AM
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Scott. Our prayers are for his family and friends at this time. We pray that God who is "close to the brokenhearted and who saves those crushed in spirit" (Psalm 34:18,19) provide you all with this additional support to help get everyone through this very difficult time.
Sending our sincere condolences,
The Snyder Family
Friday, September 15, 2017 4:09 PM
Mr. and Mrs. Dury and Jodie,
I am so sorry to hear of Scott's passing. I know there are no words of comfort right now. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
I have so many happy memories of your family and the time spent at your family farm. May you find solace in your memories at this very sad time.
Cathy Schmidt (Abingdon, MD)
Friday, September 15, 2017 10:02 AM
Tony, Ruth and Scott's family We are so sorry to hear of Scott's passing. We send our sincere condolences to you.
John and Susan Caruso
Susan Caruso (North Huntingdon, PA)