Robert J. "Bob" Scott, 79, of Lakeside, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, of complications following surgery.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Ruth; son Robert; daughter-in-law, Cynthia; and two granddaughters, Olivia and Malinda.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. and Margaret P. Scott, and a sister, Joan.
Bob was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Mount Carmel, Pa., and was the oldest of five siblings. His surviving siblings are Walter Scott, James Scott and Carolyn Dickson, all living in Pennsylvania. Bob graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in chemical engineering in 1950. A professional engineer, he was employed by Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (PPG Industries) in various positions of increasing responsibilities for 31 years, with a two-year hiatus for Army service during the Korean War. During the final 10 years of his career with PPG, Bob made numerous trips to Japan.
After retiring from PPG, Bob was employed as a consultant for Asahi Glass for 17 years and he continued traveling to Japan, Taiwan, Europe and throughout North America.
Bob kept busy with many activities even after he finished working for Asahi Glass in 2004. He participated in many church affairs at Lakeside United Methodist, and was president of the Monument View Condominium Association at Lakeside for five years.
Bob and his wife, Ruth, also spent the winter months at their condominium in Crescent Beach, Fla., for many years, engaging in many other activities and enjoying lasting friendships. At their home in Lakeside, they made friends wherever they went. Bob spent the summers going to Hoover Auditorium, enjoying the shows and many other events at Lakeside.
Bob will be missed greatly by all who knew him.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 450 Central Ave., Lakeside. The Rev. Jerry Phelps will officiate. Burial will follow in Catawba Island Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeside United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at neideckerleveckcrosser.com. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.