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Jon P. Scott

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Jon P. Scott
March 31, 2011 - 2:00 AM

RYE — Jon Paul Scott, 70, of Rye, a retired captain in the U.S. Navy, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, due to complications after surgery.

Jon was born Aug. 1, 1940, in Greenville, Calif., to Tulsa E. and Barbara (Fosgate) Scott.

He graduated from Quincy High School in 1958 and attended Drew Preparatory School before entering the United States Naval Academy. He graduated in 1963 and was editor of the yearbook, The Lucky Bag. During his 28-year career in the Navy, he served on the submarines USS John Marshall (SSBN 611), USS James Madison (SSBN 627) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (SSBN 600). He taught NROTC at the University of Utah and was commanding officer of the USS Lafayette, (SSBN 616) from 1979 to 1984.

Jon is survived by his wife of 47 years, Peggy (Hedly) Scott; sons Tulsa A. Scott and his wife, Janice (Pacuk) Scott, of Mystic, Conn., and Michael F. Scott of Rye; and grandchildren Tulsa J. Scott and Sierra L. Scott of Mystic.

WE REMEMBER: His last duty was as Commander Submarine Fleet Atlantic Representative at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard from February 1986 to August 1991.

Following his retirement in 1991, he earned his a master's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of New Hampshire. He continued there in the ocean engineering department as coordinator of the Senior Design Course Tech 797 and worked as a consultant for JPS Industries, doing fluid dynamic computer modeling of paper mill wastewater ponds and reactor cooling ponds. He founded JPS Engineering and Design and also did studies of Hampton Harbor, the York River and the area of Great Bay for new bridge construction.

Jon was past Commodore of both the Portsmouth Yacht Club and the Portsmouth Navy Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing and working on his wooden sailboat, skiing, woodworking and computing.

SERVICES: A celebration of Jon's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Rye Congregational Church on Washington Road in Rye, and will be followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project ( or charity of your choice. Assistance with arrangements was by Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton. For an online guest book and directions, visit ... ate=wapart

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