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Robert Lee Scott, 70, of Stayton, Ore., passed away on Aug. 4, 2016, due to complications of multiple myeloma.

He was born Sept. 5, 1945, a son of the late Helen Jean (Renn) and John E. Scott, of Sunbury, Pa.

Bob attended Drumheller Elementary, Sunbury Jr. High School and Sunbury High School and graduated from Bloomsburg State College, now Bloomsburg University, in Bloomsburg, Pa., with a degree in mathematics. He was captain of his school's Chess Club and Chess team.
He attended Zion Lutheran Church, Sunbury, until he moved out west and then he joined the Stayton United Methodist Church. Bob was a "moderator" he liked to call it, in the adult Sunday school, and was active in the weekly Bible study group.
He joined the Army in 1968 and was stationed at Ft. Myer, Va., with the Old Guard, 3rd Infantry, Ceremonial Unit. There he met Mary Marking of Stayton. Bob was honorably discharged from the Army in 1970 and he and Mary were married in 1972.
He worked for Criterion in Washington, D.C. until he and Mary moved to Oregon in 1977, after the birth of their first son, Jeff. Jerald, Joseph and Janet joined the family soon after. Bob was a claims examiner for Sentry Insurance in Salem, Ore., at the time of his retirement in 2012.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Corrie Scott and children, Jayden and Kyle of Parker, Colo., Jerry and Danyelle Scott and children, Will and Olivia, of Stayton, and Joe and Abbey Scott and children, Avery and Ian, of Sublimity, Ore.; one daughter, Janet Randall and Julius Pallotta, her son, Gabe, and stepdaughter, Sierra, of Graham, Wash.; one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Bill Shipman, of Sunbury; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by one half brother, John (Jack) Scott.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Stayton United Methodist Church.
Private interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Stayton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stayton United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society.
Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.
Published on August 15, 2016
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