Dundee family grieves again

John Christensen

The Scott family of Tyrone and Dundee, which  so recently grieved by the death of their son, Army Spc. Christopher J. Scott, an MP killed Sept. 3 in Afghanistan only a few weeks into his first tour, has been struck by tragedy again.

Christopher’s father, Kenneth M. “Kenny” Scott, 42, died unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 2 while attempting to drive himself to the hospital.

According to Watkins Glen Police Chief Thomas Struble, Scott had been experiencing chest discomfort and was enroute to Schuyler Hospital when he apparently lost consciousness and drove into a utility pole on Decatur Street just south of Eighth Street. Watkins Glen Police and Fire Department, Schuyler County Sheriff’s deputies and Schuyler ambulance responded to the accident scene.

Scott was transported to Schuyler Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. While no cause of death has been released, Struble said that Scott died from a medical condition and not from any injuries suffered in the accident. An unidentified passenger was uninjured.

With the recent memory of the thousands who came to Dundee to honor Christopher, many residents of the village of Dundee called at Baird Funeral Home Tuesday to console the Scott family again. Kenny’s funeral service and his burial in Hillside Cemetery will be private.

Kenny leaves behind his wife Tammy and sons Michael, also serving in the US Army, and Daniel at home, along with Christopher’s fiancé, Tory Oden, his mother, Cathy A. Scott, a brother, Ronald (Sandra)?Scott and a sister, Sharon R. (David)?Wilcox.

He was active in sports and hunting and had recently joined the Patriot Guards.

Christopher will be honored again at a tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at the Dundee American Legion on Spring Street.