COL Scott Colson Marcy (US Army Retired) passed away May 21, 2019 at his home in Conneaut. He fought the good fight and completed the race with his loving wife by his side.
Scott was born on April 28, 1950, at Brown Memorial Hospital in Conneaut, Ohio. The second of three children, his parents, Chuck and Ruth (Colson) Marcy were lifetime residents of Conneaut. Scott was a driven personality from an early age, an innovator and risk taker. As a teenager he began working in his father’s heating and roofing business, taking on a man’s job early in life. His team leadership emerged in high school and by senior year Scott was the captain of the football, wrestling and track teams; he received the Bob Smith All Sports Award for the most outstanding athlete who displayed citizenship, scholarship and leadership.
Upon graduation from Conneaut High School in 1968, Scott was accepted into the Class of 1972 at the US Military Academy at West Point. But by the end of the second year Scott was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease, and separated from the academy. Through his determination Scott became the first cadet ever readmitted after cancer; he re-enrolled with the class of 1973, graduated and joined Armor Branch as 2LT Marcy.
Scott then continued to accomplish high leadership throughout his military career receiving many decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons awarded or authorized; Legion of Merit (3rd Award), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Army Staff Badge (2nd Award), Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Service Star (3rd Award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), Kuwait Liberation Medal-Government of Saudi Arabia, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.
Scott Retired from the United States Army as Colonel in 2000 and began his civilian career in Alaska as a defense contractor from 2000-2006, serving as Director of Alaska Operations of the ground based missile defense program, then became a key international Senior Lecturer with the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA. before retiring from his civilian work in 2013.
Scott had a love for nature and community. Sharing time between Eagle River, Alaska and Conneaut, he found peace fishing and boating, woodworking, traveling, singing and being with family and friends.
Survivors include his loving wife Suzanne (Macy) Marcy, son Preston Marcy, sister Shelley (Mike) Warren and brother Hugh (Karen) Marcy, nieces Marcy (J.T.) Hutchens, Kate Carducci, Marissa Marcy, great-nieces, great-nephews, and many cousins and more distant relatives.
Scott was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Ruth Marcy and a nephew Scott C Marcy II.
Visitation with Scott’s family will be on June 7, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at The Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St. Conneaut OH.
A Graveside service with military honors by the American Legion Cowle Post 151 will be 10:00 AM, June 8, 2019 at Glenwood Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 11:30 at the D-Day Sanctuary (former First United Methodist Church) 283 Buffalo St., Conneaut, OH.
In Lieu of flowers, Scott wishes donations be made to an environmental organization, NRDC (www.ndrc.org), EDF (www.edf.org) or any environmental organization of one’s choice.
Family and staff at the Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 208 Liberty St. Conneaut, OH 44030, are honored to be caring for our cousin Retired COL. Scott C. Marcy United States Army.
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