Resolution J121-2013

Mourning the death of Frank Douglas Scott, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community



  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  mourning  the  death  of  Frank  Douglas Scott,
distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body  to  pay  tribute  to
citizens  of  the  State  of  New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Frank Scott of Freeport, New York died on Wednesday, November
7, 2012, at the age of 72; and
  WHEREAS, The eldest child of Frank and Ernestine  Scott,  Frank  Scott
was  born in Manhattan on September 18, 1940; his parents then relocated
to Brooklyn where he grew up and later attended  Boys  High  School  and
went on to further his education at Pratt Institute; and
  WHEREAS,  After  completing  his  education,  Frank  Scott pursued his
career in electronics and operation management; he was employed at Arrow
Electronics for over 25 years and later  worked  for  Graingers  as  its
operation  manager;  all  who  knew  him realized that he had chosen the
right career path because when he was in charge to manage  any  kind  of
project  or  to assume any responsibility it was done professionally and
successfully; and
  WHEREAS, In 1969, Frank Scott married Willa Walls and they began their
life together by settling in Freeport; they spent 43 beautiful years  of
life together traveling, socializing and later working together in help-
ing to form a better community and school district; and
  WHEREAS,  After  retiring  from a long career in operation management,
Frank Scott applied his skills and began investigating  and  confronting
the  issues  within  the Roosevelt School District; he had a passion for
serving the children of Roosevelt  and  was  highly  concerned  for  the
students  he felt were being denied a quality education; in addition, he
was an elected trustee on the school board whose focus and  aim  was  to
successfully maintain the budget; and
  WHEREAS,  Frank Scott was faithful to his church and very instrumental
with fund-raising activities; he worked diligently with  his  ministries
and  loved  his  church  family;  he  served as the head usher and truly
enjoyed meeting, greeting and welcoming people into his  church  family;
  WHEREAS,  Frank  Scott  distinguished himself in his profession and by
his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to  the  welfare  of
his community; and
  WHEREAS,  Frank  Scott's  commitment  to excellence, and his spirit of
humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including charita-
ble and civic endeavors; and
  WHEREAS, Predeceased by his parents  and  only  sibling,  Lynn,  Frank
Scott  is  survived  by his wife, Willa, his son, Dwayne, two grandchil-
dren, his aunt Louisa, six nieces,  six  nephews,  and  numerous  family
members and friends; and
  WHEREAS,  Armed  with  a  humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Frank Scott leaves behind a legacy which  will  long  endure
the  passage  of  time  and will remain as a comforting memory to all he
served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
mourn  the  death  of  Frank  Douglas  Scott,  distinguished citizen and
devoted member of his community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Frank Douglas Scott.


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