April 7, 2005: Headlines: COS - Ethiopia: Obituaries: Roanoke Times & World News : Ethiopia RPCV Marc S. Scott dies in Virginia

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Ethiopia RPCV Marc S. Scott dies in Virginia

Ethiopia RPCV Marc S. Scott dies in Virginia

Ethiopia RPCV Marc S. Scott dies in Virginia

Scott, Marc S.

Roanoke Times & World News
Roanoke, Va.
April 7, 2005

Marc S. Scott, of Huddleston, on April 2, 2005, Marc Stratton Scott passed away in the presence of his Lord and his family at his beloved "Farm" in Huddleston, Va. He is survived by his wife, Penne Rude Scott (Married January 1973); his daughters, Jessica Scott and husband, Seth Williams of Huddleston, Va., Erica Scott of Roanoke, Va.; his son, Cameron Scott, of Arlington, Va.; three siblings, Blake Scott and Deborah of Evington, Va., Craig Scott and Debra of Merritt Island, Fla., and Jan Comstock and Edward of Fairfax, Va.; and nieces and nephews, Laura, Seth, Kyle, Shannon, Jamie, and Austin. Marc was born on November 11, 1941 to Earline and Norman Scott in St. Louis, Missouri.

When he was 14 years old, his family moved to Karachi, Pakistan, beginning his lifetime of living and working overseas. He traveled extensively or lived in more than 45 countries including Zimbabwe, Angola, South Africa, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Turkey, England, and Sri Lanka. He began his professional life as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia, moving to Peace Corps Washington staff, returning to Ethiopia with Project Hope, serving as a Dean at Texas Tech, with CUNA credit unions in Haiti, and employed by USAID (United States Agency for International Development) from 1980 until present both as direct hire and as a consultant contractor. The wide scope of his work included areas such as infrastructure development, post-war reconstruction, disaster relief coordination, landmine removal and democratic and agricultural initiatives, always with a focus on human rights and human dignity. His legacy and purpose live on in the works he established and fought for. He was humbly honored to work alongside many intensely dedicated and brave people.

At home, Marc's passion and his dream was his "Las Palomas Farm." Nearly all time apart from work was spent at home working on or planning gardens, orchards, woodpiles, chicken broods, and the like. He most loved time at home with family. He attended Grace Evangelical Free church for the past several years. The earth will welcome Marc's ashes into her protective soil at the special spot that he chose on his farm. The family would like to thank the neighborhood community for their many many acts of service during Marc's difficult illness.

On Saturday, April 9, 2005, the family will receive visitors from 1 to 3 at their home, 1660 Island Creek Road, Huddleston, Va. Outdoor memorial service directly following at 3 p.m. at the home. A second memorial service will be held in Washington, D.C., date and time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Little Company of Mary with the memo line MOSHAMBANZOU ORPHANAGE and mailed to Marc's home address (zip code 24104). The contributions will be forwarded. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford, 540-586-3304.

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