John was a very special man. He was gracious and kind always. He was always willing to help. He liked to hike and climb. Tragically he died when hit by rockfall on a climbing adventure on Sunday Feb 23rd 2014. He was 66.
Republic Newspaper Obituary - March 2nd 2014 John R. Scott was born on July 2, 1947 in Tucson, Arizona. As a child, he moved throughout Southern Arizona, as his Father worked on assignments for the Arizona Highway Department. During this period, John hiked with his parents throughout the Arizona Sonora Desert and learned to love his time in the desert. John joined the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts rising to earn the title of “Star” Scout. John Scott received his bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering from ASU and later as Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from U of A. During the Vietnam War and thereafter he served in the United States Army as a Communications Officer, stationed in various locations around the world. After leaving the Army, John joined a defense contractor in Goodyear, Arizona and rose to manage various engineering groups. John enjoyed a plethora of hobbies with his children ranging from coaching little league, ham radios, model railroading to go-kart racing to car racing. John resumed hiking 10 years ago, soon meeting his personal goal of hiking to the high point in each county of Arizona. Besides his wife Suze, survivors include Kristen Musil (Kyle), Robyn Scott, John A. Scott, Andrea Gulden (Artie), Carl W. Scott (Allison), Robert Scott and seven grandchildren whom he adored. Services will be at Desert Cross Lutheran ChurchMonday March 3rd at 2pm 8600 S. McClintock Drive Tempe AZ 85285 In lieu of flowers the family suggests donating to Child Crisis Center in Mesa or your favorite charitable organization.
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