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Lee V.V. Scanlan

Lee "Grumpy" V.V. Scanlan, 72, of Pitcher, NY, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2010, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Milan, Ohio.

Mr. Scanlan was born in Stamford, CT on July 9, 1938, a son of John "Jack" and Priscilla VanVleet Scanlan. A longtime resident of the area, he was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard having served from 1957 to 1963. He retired as a corrections officer, at the rank of lieutenant, after working 26 years for the NYS Department of Corrections. He also served as a former Deputy for the Chenango County Sheriff's Department, and Town Constable and Justice of the Peace for the Town of Otselic. He was a member and past chief of the South Otselic Fire Department. Mr. Scanlan had many jobs throughout his life including owner/operator of Lee Scanlan's Towing, doing auto repair, driving milk truck, school bus, and fuel truck, and working for the Town of Otselic Highway Department. In his spare time, he enjoyed motorcycle riding, camping, and taking trips with his grandchildren. A loving father, husband, and grandfather, he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Evelyn Bertholf Scanlan, at home; daughters, Lee Jean (Michael) Stith of Pitcher and Dawn (Wayne Foster) Loomis of S. Otselic; his mother, Priscilla Scanlan of Norwich; grandchildren, Jacob, Casey, and Elyshia Stith, and Nellie, Ashlyn, and Ryan Loomis; and a great granddaughter, Leah Stith.

He is predeceased by his father, John "Jack" Scanlan.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no prior calling hours or funeral service. A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church of South Otselic on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Carl Johnson officiating.. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Scanlan may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Rd., E. Syracuse, NY 13057.

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We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Georgia Foster and family Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

We are saddened by the news. Mr. Scanlan was always around to lend a helping hand. I remember when I needed stitches in my knee he drove mom and I to the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ed Gallagher and Family Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for each one of you, I know how much he meant to all of you. One day I was riding my motorcycle toward So. Otselic from Cincinnatus and as I came around the curve Lee pulled out on his bike. I thought I'd have a little fun with him and ride right up on him. Ha, it might have been fun if I could have caught the old boy! I never did get to bust his chops about that. Try to remember the good times, it will help some. Take care and God Bless.

Peter DeVinne Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to Lee's family. I enjoyed it when he came into the clinic. He would always have a story to tell me. Generally it included a grandchild. He was so proud of them. Your loss is great.

Judy Pendell-McKee Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

we are saddened by the passing of Lee.He was a grear person.when we wear in the same class in school and when he married my neice evelyn,our prayers to all his family.

kiriakou Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Lee's & Casey's girlfriend's death. I am praying that Casey will heal quickly. Take care and God Bless.

JoAnn Johnson Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

To Lee, Evelyn, and family, I was so saddened to hear on the loss of your husband, dad, and grandpa. I've been praying for you, please know thoughts go out your way. You are a great family. Barbara Z.

Barbara Zieno Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to to read of Lee's passing. He and I worked at Camp Pharsalia for a number of years together.
My Sympathies to his family. John

John Cooper Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM