The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME


Ronald O. Scammon

May 10, 1956March 17, 2020

AUBURN—Ronald “Ron” O. Scammon, 63, of Hartford, passed away at Androscoggin Hospice House, March 17, after a brief battle with stage 4 lung cancer. He was born May 10, 1956, in Lewiston, the son of Oscar “Ockie” J. and Dorothy “Dodie” Brooker Scammon. Ron played sports and was educated in Auburn schools; he graduated from Edward Little High School in 1974. In 1972, he was a fullback on the Doc Hersom ELHS State Champion football team. He played men’s softball for several years. He was a hunter and fisherman, and went on an annual ice fishing trip to Moosehead with friends and family. He enjoyed horse racing and was partner in D & R Good Time Stables for many years. He was most recently employed at Hebron Academy where he worked with the maintenance department in the ice rink. Family was very important to Ron; he opened his home on Bear Pond to both family and friends where he maintained the family camp and continued his parents’ July Fourth cookout tradition. Ron was predeceased by his parents, Ockie and Dodie. He is survived by his siblings, their spouses and their children and grandchildren: brother Timothy and Denise, Dana and Jeffrey; sister Vicki Sennett and Scot, Sarah, Matthew and Wyatt; and brother James and Karen, Joe, Andrew and wife Katelyn, Tyler-Rose, Chase, Brayden, Rylan, Delaney, and Donovan; and live-in companion Kathy Ryder. He leaves behind many cousins and long-time friends. He will be greatly missed by his dog Jazz. Special thanks to hospice staff and family friend Renee Healy for their compassionate care of Ron. Condolences may be shared with Ron’s family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com A graveside service will be held in the spring at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.


  • A Graveside Service will held at a later date


Ronald O. Scammon

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Tim Pettingill

April 6, 2020

Ron and I grew up together on bear pond in the summer. We fished for catfish at night with my older brothers. For the last three years we were neighbors on the pond. I will miss Ronnie very much. Such a kind man who would give you the shirt off his back. I'll see you again Ronnie and maybe do some fishing.

Doug, Faith & Kaitlyn Rines

March 19, 2020

To Ron's family: We would like to express our deep condolences on the passing of Ron. As neighbors we enjoyed his great friendship that he shared with us. Many times he rescued us from the deep snow with his tractor and never would take anything. He always would say that neighbors should look out for one another. Loved his stories about growing up around Bear Pond and going hunting. We will greatly miss him. Doug and Faith Rines

Laurie Crittendon

March 19, 2020

Tim, Vicki, Jamie and your families,
I am so saddened by the news of Ronnie’s death. The last time I saw him was 35 years ago at our 10 th EL reunion. I always hoped to see him again at a reunion or somewhere and to catch up, but time really gets away from us, doesn’t it?
Ronnie was my first real boyfriend and has always held a special place in my heart.
Please know that my love and prayers are with you, I remember you all very fondly!
Laurie Crittendon Nikituk

Greg Poliquin

March 19, 2020

My family moved to Davis Ave. when I was nine years old. The first kid I met was Don Coyne. Then he took me across the street to meet Ron, the King of Davis Ave. Not a day went by that there weren’t eight or ten kids hanging out at the Scammon’s house. Ron and Jammie Scammon, Don Coyne, Scott, Bruce and Gary Alexander, Don Cooper, Pete Webster, Austin Conrad, Chris Gould, me and the notorious Brooker boys, Mark & Matt. Every day was fun. Football, basketball, wiffleball, flashlight tag, ridding our bikes, or building cabins that we kept stocked with cigarettes and “Educational periodicals”.

Many of us stuck together through High School and longer and lots of new friends joined in. We all had one thing in common, Ockie, Dodie & Nana treated us all like we were their very own children. (Only, they were the fun parents.)

I’ll miss you Ron. I was Blessed to have you in my life. Till we meet again…

gloria cote

March 19, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Scammon family during this sad and difficult time. We have many fond memories of Ron, sis and the pond. Those memories cannot be erased by time as they will stay in our hearts forever. We will miss you "Big Guy".
What the caterpillar sees as the end of the worlds the MASTER sees a butterfly.

Paul and Gloria Cote

Joan Davis-Dunn

March 19, 2020

My family remembers getting to know Ron from him being the person that greeted us at the Robinson Ice Arena each Sunday, during public skate time. My daughter was 9 when we first started going and she would look forward to seeing Ron each week. He was kind, funny and just the right person to work at the arena with all of the kids. He made each Sunday a special day.

Scott A. Crocker

March 18, 2020

Rest in peace ole friend! Haven't seen you for quite some time, yet the experiences we shared in our teens and twenties will never be forgotten. Your entire family treated me like one of their own. They were warm and welcoming.

My heart goes out to the entire Scammon family. I will, always, remember the good times.

We offer our heartfelt condolences. You will be missed.

Scott & Sue Crocker


March 18, 2020

RIP Ron have not seen you in years but do remember the countless softball games we played . You will be missed and my condolences and prayers to your Family and Friends that are remembering you as well .