James Scottow

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, October 30, 2023
Harloff Funeral Home
803 S. Washington St.
East Rochester, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
All Season's Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park
210 Marsh Road
Pittsford, New York, United States

Obituary of James A Scottow

James Alfred Scottow passed October 20th, 2023 at the age of 82 in his home in Penfield New York. Predeceased by his wife Betty Jean of 35 years, his brother and sister, Bob and Carol, step daughter, Tamara Papalia. James is survived by his son,James G. (Lisa) Scottow, son, Christopher J. Scottow, stepson, Thomas A Papalia, grandchildren, William Heinson (Yuli), Stephanie Crain (Tyren), James Heinson, Kameron Scottow, Grace Scottow, Ryan Scottow, great grandchildren, Raymond Heinson, Noah Crain; brother, William (Edie) Scottow, several nieces and nephews, including Deborah Demarse. James was born in Medina, New York, January 4, 1941. Born from his parents Cecil and Addison Scottow. He grew up with his siblings Bill, Robert, and Carol Scottow. He also had many aunts, uncles, and cousins that were part of his family. His education began and he graduated from the Medina Central School District. Soon after, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1959. There, he was trained and served his time as a quartermaster aboard three minesweepers, USS Assurance, USS Vigor, and USS Meadowlark. He was married to his first wife Amelia Iorio in 1961 while in service. Serving four years he was honorably discharged in 1963. After his service, he was hired at the Eastman Kodak Company in the payroll department. He later enrolled at the Monroe Community College at night to continue his education. He later graduated with an A.A.S. in Business. He fathered two sons Christopher (born in 1964) and James (born in 1968). He later dissolved his marriage in 1979. In 1982 he remarried to Betty Jean Stromgren. Betty Jean had two children Tamara and Thomas Papalia which were included in this new union as a family. After 30 plus years he retired from the Eastman Kodak Company. James was married for 35 years, sadly Betty Jean passed in 2017 and James was widowed. James lived a full life that included many interests and activities. He participated in golf and bowling leagues throughout the years. Camping with family and friends consumed the summers. He had a fondness for history in which he traveled to many historical sites. Travelling on vacations or rendezvousing for family gatherings were always in the plan. He enjoyed recreational fishing and the outdoors. During special occasions playing board games, cards, with friends, and family. No matter what the event his social life was abundant. James was a man that possessed many wonderful qualities. At the core, his pride and love were in his family. He was always present for any special occasion whether it was here locally or out of state. Wherever he went there was sure to be a memory created. Building friendships in social situations came easy to him. He would give advice but was never judgmental. His generosity was boundless. Whether it was a family member or a friend he was always was there to help no matter what the circumstances. His uncanniness to have the ability to laugh at his faults but never take them too seriously. He kept learning all the way throughout his life looking for better solutions on any level. For this, James will be in our memories and will forever be in our lives. Calling hours will be held on Monday, October 30 from 4-7 pm at Harloff Funeral Home, 803 S. Washington Street, East Rochester. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 31 at 11:00 a.m. , All Season's Chapel, White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford NY. Interment to follow.
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