Edward C. Scott

July 11, 1922April 6, 2018

Edward C. Scott, 95, passed away on April 6, 2018. He was born on July 11, 1922 to the late Harry C. Scott and LaVerna Burtner Scott in Vandergrift, PA. Edward later graduated from Vandergrift High School in 1940. Mr. Scott served during WWII in the U.S. Navy, first as a weather observer and later in training for an officer’s commission. After discharge, he married Elenor King of Peabody, MA. Edward received a degree in Physics at Boston University in 1950 and then continued his education with courses at Syracuse University and elsewhere. While in Boston he worked on development of weather instruments and research on infra-red detectors. In 1951 Edward and Elenor moved to Rome, NY where he was employed in the Air Force R&D laboratory at Griffiss AFB. There his work included microwaves, optics and photography. He was a co-founder and officer of the Hudson-Mohawk Section of the Optical Society of America and served on the board of the New York State Section of the American Physical Society. He was a member of the Society of Photo-Optical Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. After his retirement from Federal Service in 1980 Edward was active in community affairs and received a “Citizenship” award from the City of Rome, NY. He was Curator of Photography at Rome’s History Museum for 33 years and served as an officer and trustee of the historical Society. He was honored with the society’s “Gold Medal of 1777”. Edward was preceded in death by his wife Elenor K. Scott, parents, a brother, five sisters and daughter Judy Ann Scott. He is survived by his granddaughter Amanda Jean (Maria Teresa) Scott-Stewart of Charlotte, NC; great granddaughter Jordyn Ann; ; father and stepmother to granddaughter Amanda Charles E. (Michelle B.) Stewart, Jr.; many nieces and nephews. Interment will take place at King Family Cemetery in Peabody, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be forwarded to McEwen Funeral Service, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 in c/o Edward C. Scott. To leave online condolences, please visit


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Philip Chase

April 15, 2018

I have many fond childhood memories of the gatherings of the King cousins Ele, Libby, Hubby and Nancy , all daughters of King brothers. (The Kings drew short suit when it came to male heirs) but what a fun loving bunch of first cousins. We would stage an elaborate cookout in Peabody, MA at Hubby's (Alice King Mercer) house. The arrival of the Scott's was a special treat because they had to come "all the way from Rome, New York" which I assumed had to be in another hemisphere. And the Scott's talked funny. They actually pronounced their "R's" which we Bostonians found quite novel. I remember Ted exactly as depicted in the obituary photo and I recall him as having a quiet, friendly demeanor, a ready smile and an interest in what was going in my young life. My Mom (Nancy King Chase) told me he "worked for the government" and I always thought there was a special air of intrigue about his work that could not be openly discussed (this was the cold war after all).
Ted and the girls feast at a more elaborate table now and I am assured the stories are better than ever. The Peace of Christ be with us all.
Philip King Chase
Fort Myers, FL

Janie Scott

April 11, 2018

Around the age of 9 or 10, my family took our first vacation that I recall...a road trip to Niagara Falls followed by several days visiting with my Uncle Ted, Aunt Ele & cousin Judy in Rome, NY. Judy and I begged her Dad to give us permission to go swimming, after all it was June. I remember his patient response as he pointed out that we were wearing rather heavy sweaters. Thus, it was much too cold to jump in the community pool.

As the years went by I remember other great conversations with my Uncle, as well, as wonderful letters from him in more recent times. He led an amazing, even intriguing life.

Rest in peace, Uncle Ted.