John David Scott, 77

SCARBOROUGH - John David Scott, 77, of Black Point Road, formerly of Auburn, and longtime summer resident of Chebeague Island, died Saturday Dec. 20, 2003 at Edgewood Centre in Portsmouth, N.H. He was born in Orange, Mass., a son of Arthur B. and Alice Leighton Scott. John was a graduate of Oklahoma Military Academy in Clairmont, Okla., and was a graduate of Norwich University in Northfield Vt., where he earned a B.S. Electrical Engineering.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II and later served in the Reserves. John retired as a First Lieutenant in the Army Reserves.

John married Helen Malia 52 years ago. They were married on Aug. 4, 1951 at St. John The Evangelist Church in South Portland.

John was employed with Central Maine Power Co. for 39 years, retiring in 1993. He worked in the offices in Augusta, Waterville and Lewiston.

John was predeceased by a son, David J. Scott, June 7, 2002.

John is survived by his wife, Helen Malia Scott, of Scarborough; three daughters, Susan Parra Scott and her husband, Arturo Parra, of Memphis, Tenn., Elizabeth Dreisbach and her husband, Thomas, of St. Augustine, Fla., and Kathleen Megna and her husband, Michael, of North Hampton, N.H.; eight grandchildren, Michael, Allison, Molly and Luke Megna of North Hampton, N.H., Kristina, Leyla, Deidra and Alethea Scott of Woodlawn, Tenn.

Visting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Conroy-Tully South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at the South Portland Chapel followed by a 9 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximillian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. Burial will follow in New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.