Newburyport, MA — Learned Robert Scott, age 86, of Newburyport, died Monday morning, August 19, 2013, at Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Newburyport.
Born in Lawrence, January 18, 1927, he was the son of the late Donald and Evelyn (Strobel) Scott and was a graduate of Lawrence High School, Class of 1944.
Just two months after graduating high school, he entered the United States Navy, proud to serve his country during World War II, from August 22, 1944 until his honorable discharge on June 12, 1946. He was honored to receive the World War II Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal.
He lived most of his life in Newburyport, and held various jobs throughout his working years supporting local industry, including in local paper mills, and at the former Woodworth Funeral Home of Newburyport.
His survivors include his son, John Scott, an Attorney living in Washington, D.C., and many dear friends. His friends will remember him for his enthusiasm for observation and debate. John said, “He had a passionate sense of right and wrong, and he enjoyed expressing his opinions. He also had a strong respect for individualism. He encouraged me to develop myself as a person, caring very much for my happiness. For the people closest to him, he was loyal and had a loving nature.”
ARRANGEMENTS: At his request, his remains will be interred in the Veterans’ Section of the Old Hill Cemetery in Newburyport. Services will be private and there will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by Elliott Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green St., Newburyport.