C. Scott Bevins ’72

After more than a 10-year battle with Early-Onset Alzheimers, we lost our beloved Christopher “Scott” Bevins on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 at the age of 69. His humor, love of family, of music, of sports, of friends, and of life were with him to the end. His wife Sarah Hoit and his devoted children, Wesley (21) and Samantha (19), visited faithfully, bringing out a putting mat for golf, throwing around a ball, cuddling together with his little dog, looking through beloved family photo albums, and singing the words together to his favorite songs. He laughed and sang, and until a month ago he would even “dance” with Sarah when she came to visit his memory care community that he entered almost two years ago.
Scott was born on June 10th, 1953, and he grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Early on Scott graced the world with his joy and many talents: earning 15 varsity letters from Marblehead High School (1967-69) and Williston Academy (1969-1972), making the second team All-America as a football player in high school, breaking Williston Academy’s record for most hockey points in a season with 65 points, leading his tennis and hockey teams as captain, sailing in the summers, sculpting for fun (including ice sculptures), writing poetry, and most importantly telling stories in his Scotty way.
Scott graduated from Lake Forest College in 1976 with a degree in psychology. At Lake Forest, Scott played hockey, football, and tennis, and he was also the President of his fraternity. His career was focused first in the hospitality business, helping manage both hotels and restaurants. Scott spent the majority of his career in Executive Search, helping people find their dream careers, which he continued to do as he transitioned into happily being a full-time dad and working from home once Wesley and Samantha were born.
The job he loved the most was coaching, he created and led the Northeastern men’s tennis team. He also coached hockey his whole life beginning in college, and he especially loved coaching the hockey teams his two kids played on, where he made every practice, shot pucks with the kids in the driveway, and even built a homemade rink in the backyard each year to skate on with Wesley and Samantha. Scott also taught Sarah, Wesley, and Samantha to ski and golf, which the family did together. Skiing at Stowe and playing golf at our beloved Eastward Ho! Country Club.
His love for his children and his enormous pride in their accomplishments was the center of his life. He always wore the St. Lawrence and Dartmouth hats and shirts they brought him, followed their triumphs, cherished each moment with them, and broke out into joyful noises every time Sarah and the kids arrived to visit him in his memory care community, never forgetting who they were. His illness has inspired the family to hold several very successful fundraisers for Alzheimer’s causes, and has inspired Sarah’s career both in founding Connected Living, a senior communications technology company, and now her work in biotechnology focused on finding solutions to Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases.
Scott was a great father, husband, and friend who knew the meaning of time and cherished being with his family. As a family, we are dedicated to being a part of the solution for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Scott also lost his father Wesley Bevins Jr. at 71 to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s. Sarah, Scott, and the kids have worked with and supported CaringKind and UsAgainstAlzheimers for years, which are organizations working to find a cure, and Sarah and the kids are part of starting a global non-profit together “Social Impact Partners” with other leaders that will bring together the global players to bring more awareness, resources, and collaboration to solving the disease.
Please join us in being part of the solution!

6 thoughts on “C. Scott Bevins ’72”

  1. So, so sad to hear of the passing of Scottie … and yet so grateful to have shared our Williston years together! Scottie’s constant smiles and laughs brought a welcome light to Easthampton during some turbulent high school days. My condolences to Scottie’s family and to all he loved. – Gil Timm ’72

  2. Sincerest condolences to Scott’s family. You all know well what a wonderful man Scott was, just as I remember him at Williston. He was kind, gracious and led by example. A wonderful friend. – Steve Alsdorf ’72

  3. Oh, what sad news. What a wonderful life he had. My sincere condolences to his wife, children, family and friends.

  4. Scotty was a great friend, classmate and teammate. I’m very sad to hear of Scotty’s passing. He was always smiling and upbeat! I’ll always remember that! Bill Coogan class of ‘72

  5. So sorry to lose our friend and teammate Scott. He was such a fun loving guy. He had me fooled for most of our years at Williston as he told a tale of having multiple middle names! I still remember the sequence of them to this day. Scott was a beautiful and graceful athlete. He was a great teammate in football and hockey. He was the “Go-to” receiver for Gil Timm’s passing attack. He wore #4 for his beloved Bobby Orr in hockey… and he gave it all the dignity that number deserves! What a skater!
    My best to the family. Glad to help with anything that honors his memory and helps find a solution to what has taken him from us.

  6. This is so sad. Scottie was truly a great friend and an amazing athlete. Even though we weren’t playing the same sports we became good friends and classmates and shared some common values. Truley a gentleman that will be missed. Condolences to his family.

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