CLAYTON, NY — Scott W. Beckwith, 64, died Nov. 20, 2019, at the Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.
Scott was born February 27, 1955, in Canandaigua, the son of William (Russell) and Myrna Ellsworth Beckwith. He attended schools in Broomfield and graduated from 1000 Islands High School in 1974.
He married the former Patricia Bain on March 29, 2008, in Theresa.
Scott worked for over 35 years as an Operating Engineer with Local Union 158 out of Syracuse.
Being an avid outdoorsman, in his younger years he was a fishing guide on the St. Lawrence River. For a time, he lived in Alaska, where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved going back to Alaska and also trips to Quebec where he hunted for Caribou and Moose.
Scott was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Alexandria Bay, Ducks Unlimited, and the N.R.A.
He loved playing Santa and seeing the children’s faces light up, he loved a good story and telling many himself.
Surviving besides his wife Patty, is his mother, Myrna; two step-daughters that he absolutely adored and loved like his own, Deeann (John) Reeves of Port Hood, TX.; Sarah Hall of Evans Mills; two beautiful grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Abigail (Doodle) and Jamison (Sumsum) Gordon; two brothers, Curt (Karen) of Alexandria Bay, and Stephen of Theresa; nieces and nephews.
A sister, Starleen, passed away in 1976, and his father, Russ, passed away in 2017.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Theresa Fire Department, from 1 to 6 p.m.
Patty said, “when we married, I married my best friend, and it lead me on a journey of a lifetime, and I have loved every second of it.”
Donations can be made in his name to the Alexandria Bay Volunteer Ambulance or the Theresa Fire Department.
Arrangements are with the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.
Condolences can be made at trjetty.com