Ronald Hugh Scott (1916-2013)

RonScottPic webRonald Hugh Scott, 97, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at Genesis Health Care in Bryan, Ohio where he had resided for three years.

Ron was born July 10, 1916 in Columbia, Ohio to Verdie (Richardson) and Carmen Scott.  A 1936 graduate of Stryker High School, he married Helen Peugeot March 25, 1937.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bryan.

A Navy veteran of World War II, he then worked as a rural mail carrier, retiring from the Bryan Post Office in 1972.  He was president of the Ohio Rural Letter Carriers Association from 1961-1963.  In the early 1950’s he owned and operated the Easy Method Driver Training School in Bryan.  After retiring, he operated a saw and blade sharpening business and participated in many craft shows with his woodworking projects.  He brightened up all family gatherings with his great smile and his homemade ice cream.

Ron and Helen enjoyed camping with the NW Chapter of Retired Cardinals Camping Club in the summers and spending winters in warmer areas as long as their health permitted.  A devoted husband, he cared for Helen at home as long as he could.  She preceded him in death in 2008.  Their only son, Philip, died in April 2013.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Scott and a niece Lynetta Perkins.

Surviving are nieces Joan McNamee, Stryker; Jane Elder, Anaheim, CA; Jeanne Vorhees, Tucson, AZ and Laezon Recor, Toledo.  Also surviving are nephews Tom Opdycke, Bryan and Jim Scott, Dublin, Ohio.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 2nd from 4-8pm at the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker, Ohio.  Private graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Stryker prior to a memorial service.  Pastor Dorth Ritchey-Moore will conduct this service in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church in Bryan Saturday August 3rd at 11am.  Memorial suggestions include the First Presbyterian Church of Bryan or the patient activity fund at Genesis Health Care-Bryan center. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com.

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