Donald C. Scott, 72, of Dexter

Donald C. Scott, 72, of Dexter

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Donald C. Scott, 72, South Shore Rd., Dexter, passed away Sunday morning on January 1st, 2018 at his home with his family at his side.

Calling hours will be Saturday, January 6th from 10am – 12 pm at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown.  A Celebration gathering will follow at Pete’s Trattoria Restaurant, 111 Breen Ave., Watertown from 1 pm – 4 pm.  A private spring burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery for the convenience of the family.

Don is survived by his wife Sally; his son Justin (Katy Plummer), Watertown; his daughter Renee (Christopher) Packard, Quincy, MA; his grandchildren Lindsey, Lucas, Ronan and Sydney.  His brothers and sisters predeceased him.

He was born in Watertown a son to Cesar and Mildred Rock Scott.  Don graduated from Watertown High School.  He furthered his education graduating from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelors degree. 

Don served with the US Navy from 1969-1971 as a mineman and was stationed at Charleston, SC, Key West, FL, Long Beach, CA and the Republic of South Vietnam.

Don was a certified electrical engineer and worked as an inspector and field engineer with Parsons-Brinkerhof Construction Engineering Co. of  New York City on the “Big Dig” project in Boston, the Baltimore-Washington (BWI) and Philadelphia International airport projects to list a few, until retiring in 2014.

Don was a life member of the VFW Post 5344 Adams, the NRA, South Jefferson, Watertown and Sackets Harbor Sportsman clubs, the NRA and Local 910 IBEW.  He was a member of the National Ski Patrol for 18 years and was a board member at the All Souls Universalist Church.  Don was a long-time motorcycle rider and enthusiast.  He enjoyed sailing his 26-foot Pearson sailboat.  He enjoyed gardening, drawing, painting and duck hunting.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, the Watertown Zoo or to the local SPCA.

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