Richard A. Scott, 89, of Nobleboro, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family and close friends, on the morning of July 25. Richard, or to those who knew him well, Dick, was born on Aug. 6, 1927 in Newport.
He lived a successful and adventurous life starting with his dedicated career in the U.S. Merchant Marines, and then with the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Not long after his service, he began working with Telcom Engineering, based in Chesterfield, Mo. He filled his career working in remote countries, helping to set up strategic ranges with telecommunications. During his astonishing career, he and Alice lived in Nigeria, Florence, and the Philippines.
Dick was passionate about his gardens, his world famous chili, extensive Cadillac collection, the dogs in his life, the “Pad,” and his adoring friends and family and the times they spent together.
Dick was predeceased by son, Brian Scott; brother, Robert J. Scott Jr.; and sisters, Sue Scott, and Grace Scott Frye.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Alice Palmer Scott; daughter, Shannon Scott; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Adler and husband Jeremy; great-granddaughters, Lily and McKenna; brother, Brent Scott and his partner Amanda and son Liam; and nieces, May Nickerson, Paula Scott and Robert J. Scott, III. He is also survived by Patty Palmer, Robert Palmer Jr. and wife Holly Taylor Sargent, and Gregory Palmer and wife Sue, who were his other loving children; and grandchildren, Taylor Corson, Palmer Corson and wife Cara Solle Corson, Ashley Palmer and fiance TJ, Anthony Palmer and partner Stevie, Taylor Palmer, Sarah Palmer; and great-grandchildren, Oscar, Alice, Simone, Isabelle and Elijah.
A celebration of Dick’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Sun., July 30 at “The Pad.” A family service will be held at 2 p.m., Tues., Aug. 1 at the Riverside Cemetery in Newport.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The First Baptist Church of Nobleboro, PO Box 35, Nobleboro, ME 04555; or Nobleboro Historical Society, PO Box 122, Nobleboro, ME 04555.
Condolences, and messages for the family, may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.