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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
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Obituary

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.
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    Address
    Lebanon St.
    HAMILTON, NY 13346
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    Interment is private
A Memorial Service will be held in the spring at a date and time to be announced

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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
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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
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Emily Marshall

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

Posted at 08:09am
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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.
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