Walter Herbert Scott (Scotty), age 96, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 22nd with family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Sadie Hunter Scott and Herbert Walter Scott, brother Robert Hunter Scott and sister Vera Scott Townsend Brown, and two wives, Virginia Perry Scott and Natalie Burditt Scott.
Scotty was born on March 31, 1923 in Hyde Park, Massachusetts and attended school and Christ Protestant Episcopal Church there. After graduating from Hyde Park High School, he joined the Naval Air Force V5 program where he became an instructor in Pensacola, Florida.
Scotty married his high school sweetheart, Ginny, in 1945. They had four children: Ellen (Pittsburgh/Boothbay Harbor, Maine), Martha (San Diego), Robert (Lowell, MA) and David (San Diego).
Scotty worked almost his entire career for Westpoint Pepperell in sales and management specifically representing the Martex Towel line. He raised his family in Needham, Massachusetts where he was a proud member and Past President of The Exchange Club and Chairman of the New England Region Red Cross. In 1950, he was introduced to the Boothbay Harbor region by his in-laws, Raymond and Eleanor Perry, who had a summer place on Sprucewold. In 1971 Scotty and Ginny built their own cabin and in 1983, they retired to Boothbay Harbor fulltime.
Ginny passed away in 1993, and daughter Ellen predeceased him in September 2018. In 1996, Scotty married Natalie Burditt Perry, who predeceased him in 2013. Scotty was a correspondent for the Boothbay Harbor Register for many years and a dedicated Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club member. After many years of attending St. Columba’s, Scotty and Natalie joined the Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church. An avid sailor, he sailed all over New England and the east coast as well as the Inter-coastal Waterway and the Mediterranean with his family and friends.
Besides his four children, Scotty also leaves his stepchildren, Andrew (and Barbara)Perry, Susan(and Paul) Hutcheon, Jane Perry, Richard and Eliza (and Alan) Merritt. He also leaves his beloved grandchildren, Sarah Ellen Morache and Andrew Walter Scott, of San Diego. Scotty was beloved by all for his positive outlook, genuine love of life, quick and easy humor, his kind and generous spirit and his loyal devotion to family and friends.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements. To extend online condolences, please visit hallfuneralhomes.com