Jack William Scott

Born: 07/30/1938 Passed:

Jack William Scott, 81, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio passed away peacefully February 2, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Jack was born July 30, 1938 in Akron, Ohio to the late William E. and Theo G. Scott.

After graduating from Garfield High School in 1956, he earned a BA degree from Heidelberg College and a master’s degree in Library Science from Western Reserve University in 1961. Jack spent the majority of his career in the Kent State University library system.  After he retired from the library, he returned to the University and worked in the Judicial Affairs Office until retiring in 2010; serving at KSU for a total of 32 years.

His great loves were music and sailing. He was the director of the Bethany Band at Bethany United Church of Christ in Cuyahoga Falls and the Doppel Adler German Band.  He also played weekly in the Cuyahoga Falls Community Band. He sailed every summer with his daughter Susan on Lake Chautauqua, N.Y., spending many happy hours on the water.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Sarah C. Scott; daughter, Susan L. Scott; sister Nancy L. (Scott) Miller; cousin, Mary Lou Jubin. He will be greatly missed by nieces and nephews, Scott (Rebecca) Miller, Mary (Michael) Hall, Carol Anne (Kenneth) Edmonds, Theoanne (Steve) Dockus Wilson; grandnieces and grandnephews, Meredith Hall, Noelle and Abigail Edmonds, the McDermott brothers, Sean, J.J., Patrick and Casey; sisters-in-law, Martha Creager Gilfix and Mary Harmon Thomas (Jeff) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and brother-in-law, Philip A. Creager of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Dockus and his brother-in-law, James A. Miller.

Friends are invited to remember Jack on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Bethany United Church of Christ, 1235 Broad Blvd., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 44223. A Masonic service will be held at 9:30 a.m.; calling hours will be 10:00-11:15; a memorial service officiated by the Revs. Kim Mislin Cran, David S. Kiewit and Rebecca Brenner, will be held from 11:30-12:30. Dinner will be served in the church social hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany UCC.

Condolences and special memories may be shared at www.heritagecremationsociety.com

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5 Tributes to Jack William Scott

  1. Don & Anne Cannon says:

    Our sincere condolences. Jack will be long remembered and very much missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Priscilla Hamilton says:

    My deepest sympathies for your loss. I worked twice for Jack in the library in the mid to late 1960’s. The first time was at the LCCC library in 1966-1967. The location was a small store front in the Sheffield Plaza near Lorain, Ohio, before the library was relocated to the main campus in Elyria.

    After my marriage and transfer to KSU in 1968, I worked for him again in the library located across from Captain Brady’s on main street. He was an amazing boss and encourage me to go into library science, which I did. While I never continued in that field, I have fond memories of my experiences of working not for just my boss but also for my friend Jack. I appreciate the influences he had on my life and the encouragement he gave my in my early work experiences.

  3. Michael with family says:

    Dear Sarah, dear Susan,
    I just got the information from Susie that Jack has passed away and I couldn’t believe it. I never will forget how we played together in the Cuyahoga Falls Community Band during my internship in the USA. His heard was so big that he invited me on Christmas eve to your house what I never will forget. in the years after we met only a few times (in Germany and again in US) and he always was remembering me. He loved even my kids (which I and Petra have meanwhile, but unfortunately he never met them) and send them each year a christmas adventscalender which they loved also.
    I never will forget how we met in Rothenburg or when he was playing the piano in the pub of my home village in Spielbach.
    My biggest wish was to meet him anywhen again but unfortunately this wish won’t be fullfilled. I and my family are so sad to loose my old friend.
    Our thoughts are with you and with him, especially on Saturday.

    We wish you much strength for the next time and we pray for him and send him the blessure of god.
    I am sure god needs a musician and selected him.

    Your old friend from Germany
    Michael with family

  4. Sarah Manka says:

    Dear Susan, Sarah, Nancy and Extended Family,

    It was an honor to know Jack these past 20+ years. I fail to remember how we met, but once we did, he became a life-long friend. I played flute or piccolo in various venues, whether parks, libraries, or nursing homes. He brought joy to others wherever he went; the atmosphere was always warmer when Jack laughed and shared his love for music. I never met a more enthusiastic, warm and generous soul as Jack. I will miss him dearly and always remember his favorite sayings: “Play the MUSIC, not the NOTES” or “If we get lost, follow Mona and I’ll meet you at the end.” Jack is most likely in Heaven, recruiting players for his “Angelic Band.”

    Love always, Sarah Manka

  5. Marilyn says:

    Dear Sarah and Susan…..saddened for you both….feel very blessed that I was able to get to know Jack through our many hours at Dr. Mike’s…..Mondays and Thursdays will definitely not be the same. What wonderful memories you both have to help give you strength. Hugs to you both.

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