Joseph E. Scott, 95, of Ridge, MD, formerly of Washington DC, was born June 21, 1927, in Leonardtown, MD to the late Annie Carberry and Edward Scott. Joe departed this life on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at his home. He was known affectionately by his family and friends as “Dad”, “Joe”, “Granddad”, and “Granddaddy”. Joe had a full and well lived life. He attended St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Leonardtown and upon moving to DC, he attended St. Augustine and St. Gabriel Catholic Churches. He attended public and parochial school in St. Mary’s County and completed his secondary education in DC.
Joe served nearly two years in the US Army. He was a talented worker in the Census Bureau for more than 24 years. In retirement, he returned to MD, bought a home in St. Mary’s County, and joined St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. He spent many hours giving back to the community in St. Mary’s County as he worked at the St. Cecilia’s Food Pantry in St. Mary’s City for 8 years. Joe was a loving husband, father, grandparent, and great-grandparent. He was an active member of Council 1 of the Knights of St. Jerome in St. Inigoes, MD. This group of men and women provide many nonprofit fundraising activities and services to charities and the Church.
Joe married Theresa Marie Taylor in February 1949 and from that union four sons were born: Alvin, Aaron, Ricardo and Joseph, Sr. Together they supported their children and instilled in them a strong work ethic, and a strong sense of family. In 2007, he married Karen Abercrombie of Hagerstown.
Joe was well-loved and respected by all those who met him. He never met a stranger. His sense of family extended well beyond the walls of his home. He made an impact on so many people’s lives with his infectious smile and his love of laughter.
He enjoyed cooking! Especially his Southern Maryland Stuffed Ham and infamous potato salad. He hosted yearly Father’s Day/Birthday seafood feasts. He was genuinely adored and will be sincerely missed. He had a special love for the Census Bureau bowling team, softball, and dancing. In his later years he became a lover of jazz. He would attend as well as invite others to go with him to jazz festivals, concerts and sets.
Joe was preceded in death by Theresa M. Scott and Karen A. Scott; his parents, Edward and Annie Carberry Scott; sister, Margaret S. Preston (Charles); and brother, James Francis Scott.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving children, Alvin Scott (Angela) of Accokeek, MD, Aaron Scott of Culpepper, VA, Ricardo “Rick” Scott (Kim) of Woodbridge, VA, and Joseph Scott Sr. (Gigi) of Upper Marlboro, MD, ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, sisters, Bernadette White of Washington, DC, Marie Dyson of Washington, DC; brothers, Clayton Scott of Bryans Road, MD, Major Scott of Tappahannock, VA and Moses Scott of Jacksonville, FL.
Joe entrusts a legacy of love and faith to his many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends to include a very special friend Bob White. He asks all to keep in memory and prayer, a multitude of other extended family and friends.
Family and friends will unite on Friday, February 24, 2023 for visitation at 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 16922 St. Peter Claver Road, St. Inigoes, MD 20684. Interment will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1300 Bladensburg Road, NE, Washington, D.C.