With sadness we announce the passing of Dave Scott of Santa Barbara, California. He died at 69 years young on April 27th. Dave passed away surrounded by his loved ones.
Dave was born in Santa Barbara and attended San Marcos High School where he still holds records today for his time on the track. He had an unyielding desire for running and kept his body in motion up until his final days. He served his country honorably in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and after his time in the service he furthered his career by going to the University of California Santa Barbara and graduating with his Masters. He then used his degree to excel in real estate and teaching. He taught for 21 years and was an Administrator at San Marcos High School for 3 years. At age 28 he met and married Giuliana Scott. Dave and Giuliana went on to have two children together that they raised in Santa Barbara.
Perhaps as deep as his love for running was a desire to travel to the Hawaiian Islands and he took his family there every chance he could. A cherished memory his children share is hiking the Na Pali Coast in Kauai with their Dad. Later in life Dave met his current wife Kim Scott whom he loved very much and they shared a love of Kauai as well.
Dave leaves behind his wife Kim Scott, daughter Elayne Blessing (Gregory), son David Scott (Kara), and seven grandchildren (Lucas Blessing, Declan Doran, Julia Blessing, Harper Scott, Bracee Blessing, Paige Scott, Riley Scott), sister Sharon Sanborn (Mac), brother Jerrell Scott (Peggy).
A ceremony to celebrate Daves life will be held May 2nd through the 7th in Kauai with anyone who would like to join his family. A memorial service in Santa Barbara will take place the following month.