Elwin R. Scott Sr., 89: Longtime antiques store owner played taps at Roosevelt's funeral

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YARMOUTH — Elwin “Scottie” R. Scott Sr., 89, of Yarmouth, died peacefully June 4, surrounded by his family.

Scott was born in Mexico on Sept. 1, 1925, the son of James and Mary Ellen Scott. He was educated in the Mexico school system.

During World War II, Scott proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps aboard the USS Washington, and participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Later, he had the honor of playing taps during President Franklin Roosevelt’s funeral procession.

Scott went on to a career of more than 40 years at the Oxford and Boise Cascade paper mills. Along with his wife, Verna M. Scott, he also operated Main Street Antiques in Yarmouth. The business has served the Yarmouth community for over 20 years.

Known for his story-telling and ability to connect with other people, Scott was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yarmouth.

Scott was predeceased by his parents, five brothers, two sisters and his granddaughter, Katie Scott.

He is survived by his wife, Verna, and their cat, Maggie. He is also survived by his children and their families: Glenn and Kim Scott, of Auburn; Victoria Hill and her son, James; Kelly Samson-Rickert, of North Yarmouth, and her children. Alexandra, Scottie and David; Kathleen Scott, of Scarborough, and her sons, Billy and Sean; Elwin Scott Jr. and Lisa Scott, of Lewiston, and their children, Ashley and Tyler; and Kevin L. Scott and Susan Merrow, of Andover. Survivors also include a sister, Beverly, and her husband, John Jannace, of Cumberland; a sister, Marion LaBrecque, of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated June 9 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A graveside committal with military honors was held June 16 at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, on Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta.

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