In Memory of




Obituary for William J. Scott

William J. Scott, age 72 years of Coatesville, PA and a former lifetime resident of Fawn Grove, PA died at his home on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 after a brief illness. He was the husband of Diane (Eaton) Scott and they observed their 51st. wedding anniversary on May 24, 2020.

Born in the borough of Fawn Grove on January 31, 1948, Bill was the son of the late Joseph E. and Margie (Campbell) Scott. He was a 1967 graduate of Kennard-Dale High School in Fawn Grove where later in life he proudly served as the mayor. Bill spent his career as a firefighter at Aberdeen Proving Ground and retired as a Captain in 1998 after more than 25 years of service. He was also a life member of the Citizens Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the National Fire Academy Alumni Association. His other memberships include the Nittany Lion Club, Fawn Grove Cemetery board, Fawn Grove Borough Council and the Fawn United Methodist Church. Bill served as president of the York County Mayors Association and was a charter member of the Fawn Do Nothing Club. He was also a member of the Thorndale United Methodist Church
Time spent at the beach with his family, friends and especially his grandsons brought him the greatest joy, with a good game of Pickleball adding to his enjoyment.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by
One son
Matthew D. Scott of Chester Springs, PA

Two grandsons
Collin Scott
Cameron Scott

One sister
Elizabeth Skinner and her husband, Joseph of Dagsboro, DE

He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

His sister, Jean Schmidt and his foster brother, Francis “Red” Volz along with his parents preceded him in death.

Because of the ongoing COVID situation, the family has chosen to delay services for Bill until a time when everyone can gather safely to remember his life.

Contributions to Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, 1249 Cocoa Avenue, Suite 115, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033 or the Kevin Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 303, Lewisberry, PA 17339 would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.