Scott Michael Magis

May 13, 1962January 2, 2019

Scott Michael Magis, age 56, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Scott was born May 13, 1962, in Chicago, to Richard and Mary (Beaufils) Magis. Scott was a graduate of Lane Technical High School and held a BFA from the International Academy of Design and Technology. Scott held several jobs over his life time from waiting tables to working on political campaigns. Scott was a talented musician and artist who enjoyed traveling, good food and drink, crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy (and answering most of the questions), and was an avid Facebook poster with many followers. He was a loving, thoughtful, insightful, intelligent, creative, talented and worldly guy who had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. Scott will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Scott is survived by his mother, Mary (Richard-deceased); brother, Craig (Shana) Magis; sisters, Lisa (Mary) Magis and Gina (Steve) Serbin; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew and cousins. Family, friends, and others whose lives Scott touched are invited to St. Gregory the Great Church, 5545 N. Paulina Ave., Chicago, IL. 60640 on Friday January 25, 2019 for a visitation to reminisce, grieve, and celebrate Scott’s life from 10 a.m.- 11 a.m. A funeral mass will immediately follow the visitation. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The Anticruelty Society ( , Meals on Wheels Program ( or Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital (


  • Memorial Visitation Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Friday, January 25, 2019

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Alma Milat

January 19, 2019

Scott was one of the most good natured souls I have ever met. Haunted yet sensitive, kind, helpful, and talented.

Jenni Kossack

January 18, 2019

Such good conversations we had. I am shocked you are no longer here.
I know you will carry on your wit and knowledge to better places. Journey well my friend. <3

Rosemary Pittman

January 12, 2019

Mary i am so very sorry to hear about Scott. I met him several times when i was working outside the building. He always had a smile and was always so kind. I don't know what happened and it is so very sad he was way too young to go. We are all here for such a short time. Your Memories of Scott will never fade and he will always be right by your side Mary. It was God's turn now to Love him and have his soul rest in his arms.
Rosie Pittman

Kimberly Hedrich

January 11, 2019

Scott, it’s been years. We were all so close back then. Time got away from me and I am truly sorry. I have missed you. We were really such good friends back then.....about 25+ years ago, hard to believe. You and Ted were doing the advertising thing. Eric & I had the apartment down on Sherwin, us and all the cats. I remember so many great times just you and I had together. I remember one of which was an amazing summer evening and the waves were huge, we had such a blast swimming. You would always be up for going to the beach with me. We’d talk and laugh and eat the ice bars from the Mexican guys that would push the carts...
Coconut milk was always the best! And I thank you for all the times you staid back from going out with the guys to help me cut matt board for my school projects......
I would of never got my projects turned in if it wasn’t for you! I think about how sad you were about your old girlfriend who passed, I remember you always kept her toothbrush in it’s holder from one apartment to the next that toothbrush was always there. I’m sorry, I don’t think you were very happy, but you had so many wonderful parts to you that I just don’t think you realized. You were having a tough time back then. You were such a great guy, so funny & talented. Had so much to offer the world. Everyone who knew you loved you. You’re just one of those people that you never forget, that touches you, that just gets you and accepts you, and is just special. I truly loved being your friend. I don’t know what happened, why you are not here anymore. I hope you didn’t suffer, I hope you had people around you that loved you. I hope you are now at peace. ❤️

David Dooley

January 11, 2019

Scott your we’re my best friend I never met. I knew we were destined to be friends with the the same birthday one year apart. For nine years we talked about life , struggles & happiness.
You were there for me through my cancer. For this you will always have a big place in my heart.
My brother as I always told you . You have so much to offer to other people.
Your heart is so big.
You will truly be missed.
God has called you home. He must have needed you more than we did.
Big Love ❤️
Oh the Beatles rock.

Lee Arleth

January 11, 2019

Scott and I were Facebook friends for many years. I was hoping to one day take a trip to Chicago and finally meet him. He was a bright, witty and wise light in this world. I will miss him greatly. Good night, Sir Scott.