|Death: ||Apr. 18, 2014|
Scott McPherson, 66, a life-long resident of Gettysburg, died April 18, 2014, at York Hospital after suffering the impacts of a sudden stroke.
Scott was the son of the late Janet R. McPherson and The Honorable Donald P. McPherson, Jr., of Gettysburg. He attended elementary school at Meade School in Gettysburg and graduated from the Harker Preparatory School in Bethesda Md., now the St. Andrew's Episcopal School, when his parents resided part-time in Washington, D.C. He graduated from York College majoring in business and computer technology.
Scott worked for many years as an assistant custodian of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, where he also was a deacon and involved in many other activities, including working locally on Habitat for Humanity, assisting Native Americans in South Dakota, and providing help to numerous citizens of Gettysburg.
Music was a great joy in his life, and Scott sang for a long time as a tenor in the choir of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, the Gettysburg Civic Chorus, and the Hanover Community Singers.
Scott was knowledgeable of many aspects of space, enjoying amateur rocketry, leading to witnessing National Aeronautics and Space Administration launches in Florida, and even hosting one astronaut in Gettysburg who had walked on the Moon and another who had done four walks in space.
He traveled extensively with his family in Europe, made many trips to the Bahamas, and visited the former Soviet Union.
As a kind and gentle person, Scott McPherson earned the friendship of many people who will miss his good humor and willingness to work hard in the interests of others.
Scott is survived by his two older brothers Donald P. McPherson, III of Baltimore, Md,, and The Honorable Edward R. (Ted) McPherson of Dallas, Tex.; and by two nieces, two nephews, a grand nephew, and a grand niece.
A memorial service celebrating Scott McPherson's life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church. Interment in the Evergreen Cemetery will be private.
Published in the Gettysburg Times, April 23, 2014.
Added April 23, 2014 at 4:31 a.m.
Created by: pamela crouse
Record added: Apr 23, 2014
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