Rapid City, SD
MSGT, Scott W. Scovell, 37, of Keene Valley passed away unexpectedly of Cardio Myopathy, Monday January 2, 2017 at his off base apartment in Rapid City, SD (Ellsworth Air Force Base). He will be escorted home by his two best friends Kenny McKenna who is stationed in England and Eric Simons who is stationed in Kansas. He was born in Plattsburgh on August 9, 1979 son William Manley and Joyce Scovell.
He graduated from Keene Central School in 1997. He enlisted in the US Air Force on December 9, 1997. Scott served as a jet propulsion mechanic and aviation mechanic during his last 20 years. He had been stationed at Lackland AFB, TX, Maguire AFB, NJ, Elmindorf AFB, AK, Rota Naval Base, Spain, and Ellsworth AFB, SD.. He also spent time in Guam and Aludeid, Qatar.
Scott loved being in the US Air Force, traveling around the world. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed Camping and family outings.
Scott is survived by his wife the former Vanessa Auer of Keene Valley, mother Joyce Scovell and dad Larry of Keene Valley, his biological father William Manley of Washington, DC., his son Triston and daughter Heather both of Keene Valley, two sister Hope Scovell of Keene Valley, Isabelle Manley of DC., two brothers Bill Tokos of Queensbury, Kale Manley of DC., one niece Camryn Nelson of Keene Valley, two special aunts, Lola Porter and her husband Alan of Keene Valley, Violet Terry and her husband Skip of Jay, numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by grandparents, Ray and Lorraine Manley, George and Maida Estes, Henry and Rose Coolidge, and Arthur and Doris Scovell.
A memorial service with full military honors will be 1:00 PM Friday January 13, 2017 at the Keene Valley Congregational Church. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers donations in Scott’s memory may be made to a local charity of your choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY 12932
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