John F. Scully, Sr.

April 11, 1925June 28, 2020

John Francis Scully, age 95, of Johns Creek, Georgia, passed away at home on June 28, 2020.

Jack was born on April 11, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from St. John’s University in 1947, then earned his PhD in Chemistry from Fordham University in 1953. He taught college chemistry and worked in the pharmaceutical industry. Jack passed the New York bar exam without ever attending law school; in 1973, he founded Scully Scott Murphy & Presser PC, one of the top patent law firms in New York.

Jack’s Catholic faith was deep rooted. He was an active solo and choir singer and lector for his church, and his faith inspired him to use his resources to help others succeed. He loved to watch sports, especially when his children and grandchildren played.

His family was always his greatest source of pride. Jack married his first wife, Mary, in 1954 and they were blessed with six children (Tim, John, Dan, Cathy, Michael, and Peter). After she passed away, he was fortunate enough to find love again and married Trudy in 1991. His family grew to include her children (Jean, Frank, Mary, and Peter).

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Trudy; a blended family of 10 children, 20 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Andrew Catholic Church, 675 Riverside Rd., Roswell, GA 30075.


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John F. Scully, Sr.

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tim powers

July 2, 2020

Jack Scully changed my life! I am first cousin to Jack's first wife, Mary and I am 20 years younger than Jack. As i grew up, my family and I spent many happy occasions during the 60's, 70's and 80's in the Scully's back yard in Huntington laughing and eating. I, as well as any one who knew Jack for more than 10 minute, realized Jack was smart and accomplished. And so I held his opinion in high esteem. When in my late 20's, I had two children and to make ends meet, in addition to my full-time job I started to do free-lance work. I was telling Jack about my free-lance successes and he suddenly said to me, " You should go out on your own!" That night I started planning my move and four years later I clipped all ties with my old company and went full time. Thanks to Jack Scully I had more money and more freedom to spend my time as I saw fit. Thanks Jack, you changed my life, but more importantly you changed the life of my family.

Giles Sandvik

July 1, 2020

Mr. Scully was like a second dad to me after mine passed in 1970. He was one of my dads best friends and sang at his funeral, I will never forget his voice. He was always on to our shenanigans and taught us right from wrong. As a next door neighbor he always would include me in events like Islander games and backyard bb-q’s at the pool as well as putting up with band practice in the basement. I celebrate his life and thank him for being a part of mine.

Judith Dreyer

July 1, 2020

Fond memories of working at Dr. Scully's law firm from 1980 to 2002. Always had a smile for me when he came into the office. Sincere sympathies to all.

Judith Dreyer
Gettysburg, PA

Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery & Mausoleum

June 29, 2020

The staff of Roswell Funeral Home and Green Lawn Cemetery would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Scully Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your love one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.