John B. Scollo
July 14, 1931 – May 5, 2019
John B. Scollo, 87 long time East Hartford resident passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at home. He was married to the late Luella G. Scollo. Born July 14, 1931 in Hartford CT. John was a 1953 graduate of Glastonbury High School. He served in the Army, received an Associate Degree from The Ratcliffe School of Agriculture at The University of Connecticut John was employed by Agway Inc. and retired in 1992. He was a competitive weightlifter and roller skater for over 50 years. John enjoyed skating with his wife Luella competing in figures, dance, pairs and fours. John and his wife were members of the Middletown Skating Club for 40 years and most recently The Ron-A-Roll Skate club in Vernon. John was also an avid gardener and enjoyed growing vegetables and flowers. John is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Jonathan and Beverly Scollo of Dry Fork, VA and daughter Janet Scollo of East Hartford, four grandchildren Ryan Perry of East Hartford, Campbell, Harper, and Emerson Scollo, all of Dry Fork, VA, sister Lillian Ryan of Sun City, AZ, sister and brother-in-law Mary and Richard Mourey of East Hartford, CT, brother and sister-in-law William and Joan Scollo of Nobleboro ME, he also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews; and many roller skating friends from all over. Predeceased by his wife Luella G. Scollo and his brother Richard Scollo. Calling hours will be Friday May 17, 2019 5:30-8:00 pm and Saturday 9:30-10 am with a funeral service commencing at 10am at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave. East Hartford. Burial will immediately follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, 453 Fairfield Ave. Hartford. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in the memory of John be made to the Ron-A-Roll Artistic Skating Club, to benefit the club and the Wednesday evening Artistic Session. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit www.NewkirkandWhitney.com
- Luella G. Scollo, Wife
- Jonathan and Beverly Scollo, Son and Daughter-in-Law
- Janet Scollo, Daughter
- Ryan Perry, Campbell, Harper, and Emerson Scollo, Grandchildren
- Lillian Ryan, Sister
- Mary and Richard Mourey, Sister and Brother-in-Law
- William and Joan Scollo, Brother and Sister-in-Law
- Richard Scollo, Brother
- Calling Hours Friday, May 17, 2019
- Calling Hours Saturday, May 18, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, May 18, 2019
John B. Scollo
May 19, 2019
Your Dad was so helpful to my children, Sal and Michelle Nucifora, once they started to compete in roller skating. Both your parents actually had a lot of input in their growth since they had skated at so many rinks throughout the region and at nationals. They knew what kind of floor each rink had and what kind of wheels to buy. They knew the policies of competition and "the ropes" in general. They knew a lot about injuries and how to cope, having plenty of falls themselves. They also helped me when I skated dance and figures for a short time. We will always have fond memories of your parents. They were very kind and generous people.
May 18, 2019
We will miss you Uncle John! You and Aunt Luella were always so kind to us! Condolences to your family.
There’s a special place for you in heaven!
May 9, 2019
My deepest condolences on the passing of your father. I have many cherished memories of skating with both Al and his wife.