Dr. Robert's Story
- It is with a heavy heart and sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert F. Scott Jr., 52, on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at his home in Brewer, with his wife and family at his side. Loving husband, father, son, brother and dear friend to many, Robert was born Aug. 15, 1965, in St. Catharines, Ontario, the son of Robert F. Scott Sr. and Sharon B. (Sharnock) Scott.
Robert grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, and graduated from Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He completed his Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice and public administration at the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and completed a post-masters study at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in criminal justice concentrating in affirmative action policy. Robert earned his Phd from Sam Houston State University in criminal justice in 1993. Robert served as Chief Academic Officer for Unity College for the last two years. He previously served at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas, where he held the position of Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Effectiveness. He also had considerable experience and service as Chief Academic Officer at multiple institutions including both Keystone College in La Plume, Pennsylvania, and at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He was also Dean of the College of Education and Applied Technology and Chair of the Department of Justice Studies at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Robert's accomplishments in distance learning are considerable. Rob was a master of knowledge in sports, World War II and many other historical events. He loved spending time with his wife, including cruising the Caribbean, watching movies, and going out to dinner.
Surviving, in addition to his parents of St. Catharines, Ontario, are his wife, Tina M. Scott of Brewer; his daughter, Rylie Contrerez of Camp LeJeune, NC; and stepchildren, Kara Ferguson of Simpson, PA, Trisha Ouellette of Levant and Alex Caron of Fort Kent; two brothers, Bill Scott and his wife, Barb, and Mike Scott, all of St. Catharines, Ontario.
Family and friends may visit 5 -7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 531 No. Main St., Brewer, where a time of friendship and refreshments will follow. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Lafayette Cancer Center, c/o Eastern Maine Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402. Messages and memories may be shared with his family at kileyandfoley.com.
Published on  September 6, 2017