OBITUARY

A. Scott Sorensen

January 3, 1933February 11, 2019
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A. Scott Sorenson, 86, of Oneonta, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at the NYS Veteran’s home in Oxford.

He was born on January 3, 1933 in Otego, the son of Egnar and Ethel (Dodge) Sorensen. He married Margaret Ellen Simonds on Mar 6, 1954.

A veteran of the Korean War, Scott served his country as a Paratrooper in the Army. He was a member of the 187th Airborne Regiment and performed 2 combat jumps. He was employed at Scintilla in Sidney for 32 years. He also worked for many years with Carl Delberta at the Oneonta Boys Club, which began in the back of the old VFW building.

An active person, Scott enjoyed paddling canoe and raced in the General Clinton Canoe Regatta many times. He enjoyed playing baseball and softball. He was an avid hiker and loved to ski and ice skate. A talented artist, he also loved to draw.

He belonged to many local groups and organizations including, the Oneonta Boys Club, the Oneonta Fire Department, the Elks Club, the Oneonta VFW and the Sixth Ward Athletic Club. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Oneonta Boy’s Club.

Scott is survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret (Peg) Sorensen; his daughter, Laura (Bill) Hurley; his son Dan (Rose) Sorensen; his grandchildren, Meaghan (Steve) Sobers, Michael Hurley, Jenelle (Rick) May, and Sheldon (Stephanie) Sorensen; 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Dagmar (Don) Potter; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his sisters, Laura Mongillo and Anna Pearson.

Friends are invited to greet the family on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 5 – 7 pm at the Lester R Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta. A graveside committal service will take place in the spring at Oneonta Plains Cemetery.

Donations in Scott’s memory may be made to the Oneonta Boys and Girls Club, 70 River Street, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.grummonsfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Services

  • Calling Hours Thursday, February 21, 2019
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A. Scott Sorensen

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Carl Delberta Jr

February 21, 2019

Scott was a man of honor who we all looked up to. Spending most of his spare time helping to shape the character of our youth at the Oneonta Boy Girls Club.
He will be missed by the thousands of kids who he helped train in weightlifting, wrestling, woodworking, hiking and camping.
We will always keep our time with Scott in our memories.
Our condolences to Peg and family
Carl Delberta Jr & Family

Bob and Joan Finnegan

February 18, 2019

It is with sadness that we are hearing of Scott's passing. We are certain that he is now in "good hands" and that Peg and the family can now reflect on the life that Scott led and the many happy moments that all of them shared. Scott's energetic life and concern for physical fitness was always something I remember. In the past few years we are sure that it has been not only difficult for himself, but also for those close to him. Our prayers go out to Peg and the entire family.............Bob and Joan Finnegan

Merritt St.John

February 18, 2019

I worked with Scotty in what was known as the Methods area at Allied Signal, now Amphenol. We had a visit by a senior vice president of the Corp. He and Scotty leaned over a cold heading machine as Scotty stepped through its operation. Scotty was so down to earth in his style and manner that the V P was captivated, spending a half hour on a five minute presentation. I think Scotty was 15 minutes from having the guy pick up some tools and helping with the machine.
What a peach of a guy he was. A real gentleman

Liz Fink

February 14, 2019

I was so saddened by the news of Scott's passing. It's hard to lose the ones we love but I've found that keeping them in your thoughts brings the cherished moments you shared together to the forefront.

We were good friends and I'm sorry I won't be able to come and say goodbye in person. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

John Chicorelli

Wendy and Aaron Fisher

February 14, 2019

To Peg and all of your family: I know how much you all loved Scott and how much he loved all of you. He extended that love to many, many people over the years, especially to children. He is deep in our hearts and will never be forgotten. May your memories fill that place in your heart saved only for him.

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