Donald J. Scott ’52

Donald Jamieson Scott passed away November 15, 2021, at the age of 87, in Naples, Florida. He dedicated his life to caring for others through his faith, work, and volunteer service.

He was born on January 18, 1934, in New Haven Connecticut to parents Leslie and Earlyne Scott. He spent his childhood in Connecticut where he attended Hopkins Grammar School, Williston Academy and Trinity College (AB ’56, Economics). He married his high-school sweetheart Susan Breck from Wallingford Connecticut. They were married for 25 years until her death in 1981.

After ten years of flying all over the world with the United States Air Force and Pan American, Don settled into a 35-year long career as a Financial Advisor in Naples in 1980. Through his work he met Gale Waterland; they married in 1985 and became business partners. Don retired in 2015 from Moran Wealth Management.

Don was an active volunteer member in the Naples Community, where he served as the first president of the YMCA Endowment Board, the Board President Volunteer Collier and numerous roles and committees at his beloved church, Trinity-by-the-Cove. He served on the Board of Directors of the Naples Yacht Club for nine years; serving as Commodore in 2011.

He will be remembered for his smile, silly accents, corny jokes and his intense love for God and his family. “God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in them.” 1 John 4:16

Donald is survived by his loving wife, Gale W. Scott, daughters, Alicia S. Wholley (Paul) and Andrea S. Radulovic; granddaughters, Meredith B. Wholley, Grace M. Wholley, Beverly B. Radulovic, Emma S. Radulovic; brother, Gordon B. Scott (Annette); nieces, nephews and long-time family friends.

A memorial service will be held Friday, November 26, 2021, 11:00 A.M. at Trinity- by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, 553 Galleon Dr. Naples, FL 34102 and will be livestreamed via the church’s website.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church. The family extends their appreciation to the caregivers of Avow Hospice Care, McKenney Home Care, and Arbor Glen Assisted Living.

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  1. Don was a bright spot in our Class of ’52 at Williston! A great swimmer on the outstanding team that year, he was always ready with a smile and a helping hand for folks like me, both of us being new to the school. Our paths crossed a few times in the years after graduation and “Scotty” always had a ready smile and stories to tell of his travels around the world.

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