Wakefield '60 Classmates: In Memoriam

Douglas P. Scott
b: 12//28/1942     d: 5/30/2012

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Doug Scott picture DOUGLAS SCOTT, Ultima Hi-Y 4; Chemistry Club 3; Rocket Society 4; BISA 2, 3; Varsity Soccer 4.
Doug's son Christopher D. Scott writes:

Dear Mr. Lyons:

I reviewed the Wakefield High School alumni website and saw the memoriam page.  I am the executor of my father's probate estate and I believe there was no obituary published regarding my father.  For your convenience, here is a short summary of my father's life for publication on the Wakefield High School website:

"Douglas P. Scott - December 28, 1942 - May 30,2012

Doug Scott was born in Washington, D.C. on December 28, 1942, and grew up in South Arlington attending Barcroft Elementary School and graduating from Wakefield High School in 1960.  After graduating from high school, he earned a B.A. in Economics from George Washington University ("GWU") in 1964, an M.A. in Philosophy in 1969, and a Masters in Public Administration from GWU in 1970.  He earned a Juris Doctor from George Mason University ("GMU") in 1984, an M.A. in Economics in 1992, an M.S. in Information Technology in 2002, and another M.S. in Statistics in 2005 from GMU.   He was particularly proud of his experience as a varsity football player for Wakefield H.S.

He married Jo Anne W. Scott (nee Winney) on September 17, 1966 at the Arlington Presbyterian Church on Columbia Pike, and was married to her for the next 40 years until her death on September 18, 2006.  He loved his wife very much and never recovered from her death.  Their marriage produced two children.  He lived in Arlington until March of 1970 when he purchased a home in Annandale, Virginia where he lived until his death 42 years later.

He began his career as a U.S. civil servant in 1961 with U.S. Postal Service, rose quickly through the civilian federal workforce reaching GS-15 in 1975, and retired as a GS-15 with the Federal Emergency Management Agency at the end of 2004.

He is survived by his brother, David L. Scott (Wakefield High School Class of 1962), of Arlington, Virginia; his former brother-in-law, Justin W. Winney, Jr. (Wakefield High School Class of 1968), of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; his son, Christopher D. Scott of Arlington, Virginia; his daughter, Cordia V. Hennaman of Chesterfield County, Virginia; and six grandchildren."

I would be interested in talking to anyone who remembers my father from his days at Wakefield High School.  Thank you for taking the trouble to keep the alumni website going.


This page's content was initially posted 1 August 2013
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