Marmie Tarbell
B: 1933-07-31
D: 2021-01-19
View Details
Tarbell, Marmie
Thomas Barnes
B: 1954-07-11
D: 2021-01-17
View Details
Barnes, Thomas
Margaret Sherwood
B: 1929-08-09
D: 2021-01-16
View Details
Sherwood, Margaret
Marilyn Mundy
B: 1931-10-22
D: 2021-01-14
View Details
Mundy, Marilyn
Robert Button
B: 1960-02-07
D: 2021-01-12
View Details
Button, Robert
Caroline Horton
B: 1930-10-02
D: 2021-01-09
View Details
Horton, Caroline
Thomas LeRoy
B: 1950-05-06
D: 2021-01-09
View Details
LeRoy, Thomas
Jill Mueller
B: 1953-01-12
D: 2021-01-09
View Details
Mueller, Jill
Patricia Wrisley
B: 1950-02-19
D: 2021-01-07
View Details
Wrisley, Patricia
Walter Rogers
B: 1934-01-07
D: 2021-01-06
View Details
Rogers, Walter
Richard Lamb
B: 1928-12-25
D: 2021-01-04
View Details
Lamb, Richard
Donald Havens
B: 1932-05-01
D: 2021-01-02
View Details
Havens, Donald
Raymond Cymerman
B: 1952-09-01
D: 2021-01-02
View Details
Cymerman, Raymond
Richard Ellis
B: 1942-09-19
D: 2020-12-31
View Details
Ellis, Richard
Brad Taft
B: 1972-02-28
D: 2020-12-30
View Details
Taft, Brad
Jean Vandebogart
B: 1937-11-26
D: 2020-12-29
View Details
Vandebogart, Jean
John Stevens
B: 1958-01-20
D: 2020-12-29
View Details
Stevens, John
Shirley Reeves
B: 1933-11-21
D: 2020-12-29
View Details
Reeves, Shirley
Elizabeth Ellis
B: 1930-04-26
D: 2020-12-27
View Details
Ellis, Elizabeth
John Collins
B: 1928-02-27
D: 2020-12-26
View Details
Collins, John
Chester Zbydniewski
B: 1942-07-15
D: 2020-12-25
View Details
Zbydniewski, Chester


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
25 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: 315-824-2417
Fax: 315-825-3526
Waldo Scott

Waldo Irving Scott

July 22, 1924 - November 20, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Waldo Scott, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Waldo Scott

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Waldo's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Waldo's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Waldo Irving Scott, 96, of Hamilton, NY passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, November 20, 2020.
He was born in Hamilton on July 22, 1924 a son of Irving and Beth Hartshorn Scott. He was a graduate of Hamilton High School in 1943; received his BA in Government from Cornell University in 1947 and his MA from Colgate University in Hamilton in 1953. In 1965, he received his Doctorate in Education Administration from Harvard University. Waldo’s career in education began at George Washington Jr. High School in Ridgewood, NJ in 1950. He went on to teach at Horace Gridley School in Chappaqua, NY; was the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel at Paul D. Schreiber High School in Port Washington, NY; and was an Assistant Professor at Long Island University C.W. Post Campus until 1985. Following that, he became the Assistant Director of Career Planning for Alumni Affairs at Colgate until retiring in 1990.
Waldo was truly a people person. Not only did he leave numerous acquaintances in the wake of his work life, but many remained in contact with him for the remainder of his life. His 90th birthday celebration was a testament to how admired and respected he was, attended by over 100 people, both local and from the Long Island/NYC area. Upon his retirement in Hamilton, Waldo continued to enjoy meeting and conversing with everyone he met from all walks of life. He volunteered at the switchboard of Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, frequented local restaurants, and enjoyed the Hamilton Wellness Center. An educated, intelligent and widely traveled individual, his roots were always on the farm where he grew up, “I.U. Scott & Sons Farm”, known widely for its purebred Holstein cattle. There, he enjoyed the camaraderie of his two brothers, and frequently brought guests with him from Long Island so that he could show off the farm and the beautiful countryside, often unfamiliar sights to those growing up in the city.
Waldo was a member, former church clerk and a former member of the Board of Deacons of the First Baptist Church in Hamilton. He was dedicated to and active in his community as a member of the Hamilton Club, the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board, and the Club of Chenango County. He was also a member of the Colgate Alumni, the Cornell Club in NYC; the national AARP and the Madison Co. AARP.
Waldo is survived by his nieces, Su-ellen Scott, formerly of Hamilton, now from Cocoa Beach, FL; Beth Scott (Mark Stanbro) of Manlius, NY; and Jill Scott Nilles of Madison, NY; a nephew, Neal Scott (Chris) of Kingston, Ontario, Canada; 4 great nieces, 2 great nephews and 1 great-great nephew. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Reginald and Harriet Scott, Harlan and Marion Scott; and a nephew, Jeffrey Nilles.
A public Memorial Service will be held in the spring or summer of 2021 at a date and time to be announced.
Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Hamilton is private.
In lieu of flowers, Waldo requested that donations in his memory be made to the Woodlawn Cemetery, PO Box 216, Hamilton, NY, 13346; Community Memorial Hospital Foundation, 150 Broad St., Hamilton, NY; The Hamilton Food Cupboard, PO Box 411, Hamilton, NY or to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 73, Hamilton, NY.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Waldo Irving Scott, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Lebanon St.
    HAMILTON, NY 13346
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Interment is private
A Memorial Service will be held in the spring at a date and time to be announced


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Waldo here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Plant a Tree in Memory of Waldo
1 tree has been planted in memory of Waldo Irving Scott

Marie Schultz

Posted at 06:48pm
It was by chance that I came across Prof. Scott's obit this week in Newsday. I will remember him as my kind and excellent mentor at C.W. Post in the early 1970's. I was working on my Masters in Reading and assigned to Dr. Scott as his graduate assistant for the year while attending full-time classes. My husband and I were recently home after 2 years in the Air Force in Germany. With 2 babies in diapers, I would regale this wonderful teacher with stories of their latest development. He too was a great story teller and could hold your attention with anecdotes, one after another.
God bless you Dr. Scott. May the angels carry you to your well-deserved reward. Marie Schultz

Deborah S Kliman

Posted at 08:55pm
As a child, about 6-10, I spent almost every weekend at the Scott's farm. Beth Scott had always wanted a girl, and I was a good substitute. The three boys, Waldo the youngest, were there in the summer and taught me to drive a tractor, ride the old work horses - my legs sticking out straight from the horse's fat sides - and helped me raise a calf for 4-H. Altho' Harlan and Reg were Irving's "partners," Waldo helped out a lot and somehow, I always knew he wasn't cut out for farming full-time. Years passed, and my husband and I returned to Hamilton when we retired. I renewed my friendship with Waldo, the only Scott left and also retired. I was appointed to the Historical Commission, and along with another member, we were charged with making a display of businesses of the past. Scott's Farm was one of them, and Waldo delighted in providing pictures of the prize cows and sharing memories. Such good times! He was a good man and I won't forget him. RIP, Waldo. Deborah Sill Kliman

Emily Marshall

Posted at 04:02pm
Remembering Waldo and his extraordinary life.
With sincerest sympathy, Emily O Marshall, Morrisville NY

Diane Halloran

Posted at 08:09am
Sent with love and remembrance,
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Waldo Scott — Plant a Tree Now

Diane Halloran

Posted at 08:03am
I am sad to learn of Waldo's passing. He was the last of one of the great tradition of farming families even though he took a different route, he never forgot his roots. My family was indepted to the Scots when they boarded my father in his first year of teaching Agriculture at Hamilton and had a special place in our hearts. Like Ron, I think of the family whenever I go by that house and barn.I will always remember Waldo's face lighting up,his great smile and booming voice, and the genuine sense of welcome I felt whenever I saw him. God bless you Waldo Scott.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each