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Steven D. Scott, Cronomer Valley Fire Dept. October 30, 1963 ~ June 28, 2023

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Steven D. Scott of Wallkill, NY, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandpa, Uncle, & Brother, died unexpectedly at home on June 28, 2023. He was 59 years old. Steven was born on October 30, 1963 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He married the love of his life, Cynthia, on May 9, 1992. They spent a beautiful 31 years together. He honorably served his country in the United States Coast Guard from 1980-1984.

Steven has proudly served as a volunteer fireman for over 30 years in both Orange & Rockland Counties. He was an active member of the Cronomer Valley FD, having served as a Fire Policeman since 2020. In addition, he was also a volunteer fireman in the Orangeburg FD. Steve was an active member of the Orange County Fire Police Association, Putnam & Westchester Fire Police Association, and the NYS Fire Police Association. 

Scouting was a passion of Steve's for over 21 years. He was a great mentor to many Scouts, following them to the rank of Eagle Scout. He also served as Scout Master for many of those years.

Steven will be remembered for being a very kind, loving, and gentle soul. His family meant the world to him and he loved them all deeply. He was an avid camper who enjoyed family weekends camping in Lake George throughout the summer with his beloved dog, Shena, who was always by his side. He was known for giving the best advice to friends and family. He will be missed terribly by all who knew him.

Steven is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Cynthia A. Scott, his children Tyler J. Scott (Alexandra), Lauren N. Scott and Cassidy L. Scott (Christopher), his beloved grandchildren, Greyson C. Cioto-Scott and Olivia J. Scotto-Soto and constant companion, his dog, Shena. He is also survived by his siblings, Michael Scott (Kathy), of Whiteville, TN, his twin sister, Susan Bevering (Robert) Hixson, TN, and his sister Lorri Johnson Jarreau (Joey) of Livonia, LA. 

There are many beloved nieces and nephews that will all miss Steve. His niece, Melissa Massari (Andres) who he always considered his daughter, Gary Barnett (Yazmin), Randall Hyatt (Sammi), Ashley Wene (James), Anthony Hyatt (Patricia), Brandon Scott (Angelle), Cody Scott (Paige), Michael Scott Jr., Kevin Scott, Kelly Scott, Amanda Hewitt (Austin) and Kyle Hewitt, Jr. Steve cherished the time he spent with his great-nieces Carrie Massari-Carey (Joseph), Nina Massari, and Leah Barnett and great-nephew Nelson Massari as well as his great-great niece Charlotte A. Carey. 

Nicholas and Carolyn Valerio (Steve's in-laws) always treated him as one of the sons they never had and they will miss him terribly. 

He was preceded in death by his father Curtis E. Scott, his brother Curtis Scott, his sister Candi L. Vega, and his nephew Peter J. Barnett, Jr. 

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