11/22/2019 – Scott W. Beckwith, Clayton & Theresa

11/22/2019 – Scott W. Beckwith, Clayton & Theresa

Mr. Scott W. Beckwith, 64, died November 20th, at the Samaritan Medical Center.

Scott was born February 27th, 1955, in Canandaigua, the son of William (Russell) and Myrna Ellsworth Beckwith. He attended schools in Broomfield and graduated from 1000 Islands High School in 1974.

He married the former Patricia Bain on March 29th, 2008 in Theresa.

Scott worked for over 35 years as an Operating Engineer with Local Union 158 out of Syracuse.

Being an avid outdoorsman, in his younger years he was a fishing guide on the St. Lawrence River. For a time, he lived in Alaska, where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved going back to Alaska and also trips to Quebec where he hunted for Caribou and Moose.

Scott was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Alexandria Bay, Ducks Unlimited, and the N.R.A.

He loved playing Santa and seeing the children’s faces light up, he loved a good story and telling many himself.

Surviving besides his wife Patty, is his mother, Myrna; two step-daughters that he absolutely adored and loved like his own, Deeann (John) Reeves of Port Hood, TX.; Sarah Hall of Evans Mills; two beautiful grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Abigail (Doodle) and Jamison (Sumsum) Gordon; two brothers, Curt (Karen) of Alexandria Bay, and Stephen of Theresa; nieces and nephews.

A sister, Starleen, passed away in 1976, and his father, Russ, passed away in 2017.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 30th, at the Theresa Fire Department, from 1-6pm.

Patty said, “when we married, I married my best friend, and it lead me on a journey of a lifetime, and I have loved every second of it.”

Donations can be made in his name to the Alexandria Bay Volunteer Ambulance or the Theresa Fire Department.



  1. Patricia M Beckwith Posted

    Rest In peace my Scotty we’ll travel again some day!!!

  2. Patricia M Beckwith Posted

    Rest In peace my Scotty we’ll travel again some day!!! I’ll miss my best friend, all my love and respect always,I’ll think of you often and smile everytime!!!

  3. My sympathy to the Beckwith family. Scott was a good man and I was proud to have known him. His smile and heart was big.

  4. norahldotsonjr Posted

    Praying for you and your family Sorry for your loss and may God continue to bless you and your family

  5. Donna Alden,RN Posted

    Loved seeing Scott’s big smile and friendly hello whenever he came to our oncology clinic. You knew he was in the office before you saw him. He shared his zest for life and the outdoors. And of course he was our “muffin man”. My sincere sympathy to Patty and family at the loss of such a wonderful soul.

  6. Suzy & Bill scott Posted

    Patty. I have many memories that make me smile. So glad you had this together. Our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts.

    • Patricia M Beckwith Posted

      Thank you my friends,let’s try to get together for lunch and catch up,it’s been to long!!! All my love to you all

  7. Lynn Kelsey Posted

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this sad time. Scott was a great man.

  8. Oh, Pat I was so sorry to hear this. I am thinking of you and the family. Prayers for all.

  9. Dierdre Scott Bendle Posted

    Patty please accept my deepest sympathies. Scott was a wonderful man and I feel honored to have known him.

  10. Dana Harris Posted

    Deepest sympathies to your family. I know you are raising hell with my Dad up there. Until we meet again, reat east Uncle Scott

    Love Pebbles

  11. Ann Hewitt Posted

    Pat, I’m so sorry and so glad I got the chance to see both of you this summer. Scott will be missed by me and all his friends. All my love to you!

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