November 25, 1955 – June 4, 2018
Scott Emmett Newcomb, 62, passed away peacefully after a long battle with lung cancer on Monday, June 4, 2018, in Aripeka, Florida. Scott, also known to many as Scotty, was born on November 25, 1955, at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts, and grew up in Orleans until he moved to Aripeka in 1998. He was the son of the late Lorraine Scott Joyce and Cecil Emery Newcomb, Jr. and brother to the late Kent S. Newcomb. Scott leaves behind brothers Cecil E. Newcomb III and his wife Anne of Orleans; Curtis A. Newcomb and his wife Irene of Eastham; Clint Newcomb and his wife Lori of East Harwich; and sisters Lori N. DiPersio of Warren, RI; Leah N. Daniels and her husband Jeff of Warwick, RI; Janet N. Barricman of Brewster; and Jane N. Cullinan of Claremont, NH. He also leaves behind niece Sarah Newcomb-Baker and her husband, Dustin, and their son, Sam; niece Justine L. Newcomb; nephew Andrew H. Newcomb; niece Brittany J. Newcomb; niece Amber J. Barricman; nephew Neil T. Cullinan; and nephew US Army Specialist Brandon D. Daniels.
Scott graduated from Nauset Regional High School in Eastham, MA, in 1974, where he had a distinguished athletic career. He excelled in varsity soccer, holding the Cape & Islands League record for goals scored for many years under the leadership of Coach Jack Donahue. He was also a standout in varsity basketball, where he played for Coach Leo Miller, and ran track. He was honored with numerous athletic awards, including All Cape, All Star, and All Eastern in Soccer in 1973; and All Cape and All Star in Basketball in 1972.
Many people have shared stories about Scott on Facebook pages such as Class of 1974 and Nauset Remembers, commenting most often on Scott’s kindness, friendliness, and athleticism. Daniel Rosenberg wrote, “I remember him well. Prior to high school days, Scott competed for Orleans during the summer track and field day competitions among the recreation programs. He won everything he was entered in. An amazing athlete!” Many recalled how Scott would take the time to respond to those who sent him letters or cards. Meg Allard wrote, “When I heard Scott was sick, I sent him a card that would hopefully cheer him up a little, and he sent me back the sweetest card with a note inside.”
When Scott moved to Florida, he continued to make friends there who said the same thing about his kindness. He also leaves behind very dear friends from Aripeka; two of these are Lesley Bunker, who took Scott into her home during his finals weeks of life, and his best friend Tommy, who slept on the floor of Scott’s bedroom during his last night with us. Tommy and Scott would meet each morning and have two cups of coffee together at the bridge before starting their day and then end the day back at the bridge each night to watch the sunset with their friends. Scott will be missed by many.
Visitation hours for Scott will be held on Sunday, June 24, at Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life at the Cecil Newcomb & Anne Sigsbee’s home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. located at 35 Keziah’s Lane, Orleans, MA 02653. All are welcome. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nauset Warriors Booster Club, NWBC Inc., PO Box 2174, Orleans, MA 02653. For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com .
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Nickerson Funeral Home
77 Eldredge Park Way