Mary Ellen Scott

May 26, 1958February 3, 2021

Mary Ellen Scott, age 62, born May 26, 1958, passed away 02/03/2021.

Mary Ellen Scott (Foley), 62, of Rocky River, Ohio died on Wednesday February 3, 2021 at the Ames House Hospice of the Western Reserve.

Mary Ellen was the proud mother of sons Ian (wife Andrea) and Avery (wife Catherine) and loving grandmother of Thomas. She is also survived by her sisters Kathleen Foley, Martha Keenan (husband Tom), and brother James (wife Elaine), nephews Riley and Daniel Keenan; Daniel and Thomas Foley, and nieces Christine Sevarns and Elizabeth Rodgers. She was preceded in death by her father Daniel E Foley, Jr., her mother Patricia (nee Tryon) and brother Daniel. Mary Ellen is also survived by the father of her children and friend, Joseph Scott. Friends wishing to honor Mary Ellen are invited to make a donation in her name to the "Saint Joseph Academy Scholarship Fund - Scott Family Endowment".

Family will receive friends FRIDAY February 5, 2021 From 4 - 8 pm at the CORRIGAN CRACIUN FUNERAL HOME 20820 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, Ohio 44126. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated SATURDAY February 6, 2021 at 10 am at ST. CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC CHURCH 20141 Detroit Rd, Rocky, Ohio 44116. Interment Private.

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Mary Ellen dedicated her professional career to education and countless students who benefited from her tireless efforts, guidance, and unique insights. A devout catholic, she was committed to catholic education. She worked as a science teacher at Regina High School in South Euclid. She continued her career at St. Edward High School where she was instrumental in developing the pre-engineering program. Mary Ellen later joined the faculty of St. Joseph Academy, her alma mater, where she continued to teach pre-engineering and science courses and inspired countless young women to pursue careers in science. Born in Fairview Park, Ohio Mary Ellen had a love for learning. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1976 and attended the University of Notre Dame where she received an undergraduate degree in Chemistry in 1980 and a Masters of Science in metallurgical engineering in 1981. She worked as an engineer for Babcock & Wilcox in Alliance, Ohio. Between work and raising her family, Mary Ellen found time to obtain her private pilot’s license with the Taylorcraft Flying Club and later became an avid boater with the Freedom Boat Club. Mary Ellen’s favorite times were those spent gathering with family and friends. She loved to laugh and share food and wine with neighbors, friends and family.

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Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared below for the Scott family.


  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Friday, February 5, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial at St Christopher Catholic Church

    Saturday, February 6, 2021



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Sherry Rohweder

February 7, 2021

Mary Ellen and I worked together at St. Edward HS when she taught pre-engineering classes there, and was instrumental in furthering the First Robotics Competition at Ed's. My son, Bobby, thoroughly enjoyed the competition and advanced in his programming skills because of it, and her. I believe her determination to have St. Ed's fair well in competition and allow my son to be a lead programmer for the school's robot helped him to decide which career path to pursue post HS. Bobby is currently a successful programmer in the Silicon Valley. I will retain good memories of working with her to organize the students and competition logistics, and allowing me to experience First Robotics. She was brilliant, fun, energetic and determined. She will be missed.

Michelle Kelly-Flanagan

February 6, 2021

Mary Ellen was a consummate teacher in and out of the classroom. In the classroom, she inspired young women to enter fields of science that not long ago were closed to them. Her enthusiasm for just about everything was contagious. She taught is all courage, strength, and grace. She was brilliant, funny, and faith-filled. I will miss sitting in the middle of the lake talking about Ireland, Vikings, and the Northern Lights. Most of all I will miss her.
Fair winds and following seas my friend

Robert Rybarczyk

February 6, 2021

Avery and Ian,
I never met your mom but all moms are special and I’m sorry to hear of your loss.
They nurture and take care of us from the very beginning, teach us so much of what we need to know for our entire lives, and we never know life without them until their gone. She loved being able to spend time with the next generation and at least was able to do that for a little while. The best we can do for her now is keep her in our prayers.

Dave and Brenda Thompson

February 6, 2021

Just watched the service on line, it was a beautiful tribute to Mary Ellen's life. She was a blessing for all those that got to know her and love her. She was a blessing to her son's, daughters in law, grandson, sisters , brothers and their families. As well as her big extended family and friends. I'm sure there is much joy in heaven today with the reunion they are having there and I hope that gives you all comfort. She really was a joy to be around. Love you!

Mary Ann Fischer

February 6, 2021

As one of Mary Ellen's SJA teachers, and later a colleague, I was thrilled when she returned to SJA to teach. I was so proud of her! She was such a wonderful role model for her students - in many ways. Rest in peace, Mary Ellen.

Kevin Renner

February 6, 2021

I was a student of Mrs Scott when she taught pre-engineering and moderated the robotics club at St Edward High School. She really helped contribute to the growth of those programs, and became a friend to all of us. Mrs. Scott was a great inspiration to many students at both St Edward and St Joseph Academy. Her efforts allowed us to experience the excitement and joys of learning science and engineering, and set many on a path to success throughout life.

Andrew Donaldson

February 5, 2021

So many memories with Mrs. Scott and her boys growing up. Shared and learned many Notre Dame traditions that still stick with me to this day! Spent many days with her family growing up and miss those days. Shared many laughs. Was sad and sorry to hear of her passing. Sending my love and virtual hugs to the family. May the peace of Jesus Christ get your through this difficult time! ❤️

Brother John (Uncle Jack) Tryon, C.S.C

February 5, 2021

I will miss our long discussions in person, by email and phone about theology, philosophy, politics, spirituality and family wherever I was in the world. I will miss the profound insights and questions, always the questions that plummeted the depths of understanding. I will miss our shared laughter. Most of all, my beloved niece, I will miss your laughter.

I know you are at peace in the warm embrace of the arms of our loving God.

Love, Uncle Jack

Ray Jensen

February 5, 2021

Such a wonderful Louisville neighbor and an even more wonderful person. Her laugh and sense of humor were unmistakable. Fond memories of watching Ian and Avery grow up to be fine young men, a tribute to their parents. I was always impressed at how her mind was working, you could see it in her eyes. God's blessing to the family.

Alison Morgan

February 5, 2021

Mary Ellen and I had some wonderful conversations, late afternoon, on Fridays after all students went home. We were part of the 3rd floor team that would blast music to celebrate TGIF! She shared the tricks of being a mom and she would ask advice on some project she was creating for her beloved students. The best memory was that one faculty meeting where she had everyone laughing regarding her unfiltered comment! You will be missed Mary Ellen!