|Death: ||Apr. 6, 2006|
BISHOP, Calif. Scott McAndrews, 37, died suddenly Thursday, April 6, 2006 while acting as a ski patroller on Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. He died acting in the service of others. Scott was born in Scranton, Pa., and is the son of Isabelle and Briggs McAndrews of Niskayuna. He grew up in Delmar and graduated from Bethlehem Central High School in 1986. While at Bethlehem, he was a member of the football team and received many local and regional awards. Scott graduated from Penn State University in 1991 with a B.S. in exercise science. While at Penn State, he was manager of the Nittany Lion football team for four years and is a member of the Football Letterman's Club. He graduated from the University at Albany in 2003 with a degree in special education. For 10 years, Scott worked for the Pacific Crest Outward Bound School, including time as an instructor. As an Outward Bound instructor, he was particularly interested in and adept at working with urban youth and young people dealing with major challenges in their growth to adulthood. Most recently, he was a member of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol and resided in Bishop, Calif. He was just voted Rookie of the Year by his peers on the ski patrol and believed that their presence was the foundation for others' safety. He loved mountains and rock climbing and felt there was no place he'd rather be than on the mountain. Scott had a deep love of the mountains, a deep concern for the preservation of nature and its beauty, and a passion to act in humane ways. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Donna McAndrews and husband Michael Pipa, nephew Cole Pipa and niece Isabelle Pipa, all of Niskayuna; and grandparents, Jean McAndrews and Jean and Dominick Pizzo of Moscow, Pa. Also surviving are numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and dear friends throughout the United States and Canada. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 at St. Helen's Church, Niskayuna, N.Y. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Applebee Funeral Home, Delmar, N.Y. Final resting place will be California. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Scott's memory may be made to the Niskayuna Community Foundation, PO Box 9711, Niskayuna, NY and will be used to serve young people, including annual scholarships to Outward Bound learning experiences.
Created by: Edmund
Record added: Apr 09, 2006
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