The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


May 17, 2014

Richard James Scott

SQUIRREL HILL — SCOTT – Richard James, 60, Squirrel Hill, passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Born June 30, 1953, in Johnstown, son of the late William and Lois (Logan) Scott. Beloved husband and friend of 23 years to Hazel Carr Leroy. Wonderful father of Charles L.L. Scott. Dear brother of Walter (Marie) Scott, Ronald Scott and Katherine Scott. Brother-in-law of Karen Downie and Louise (Louis) Mitera. Step-son of Sally (Harold) Sawyer. Son-in-law of Hazel Taylor. Loved friend of Robert Mochan and Lisa Schneider. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Glenn Scott. Richard’s bicycle was a part of him, and the bike trails will miss him. His family will miss him most of all. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, Pa. 15317. View and sign the family’s online guestbook at

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