Scott T. Backus, 58, Three Mile Bay

THREE MILE BAY, NY — Scott T. Backus, 58, Three Mile Bay, NY, passed away Friday, July 27, in Syracuse, suffering a heart attack while working on a job.

Born May 12, 1960 in Watertown, the son of Harry and Beverly Thompson Backus, he graduated from Lyme Central School.

He was a heavy equipment operator for Pike Co. of Rochester.

Scott was married to Julie Valvo who passed away and married later to Rene’ Brundish who he later divorced.

Scott is survived by two sons: Jacob and Caitlin Backus of Watertown and Zachary Backus and his companion Danielle Shanahan of Dexter. A grandchild Julian Backus and two brothers Shawn West and Brad West both of Three Mile Bay and also step-mother Anna Backus of Texas also survive.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter. Burial will be in New Cedar Grove Cemetery of Chaumont. Calling hours will be 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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