Duane Peter Scott
Duane passed away peacefully on the “opening day of deer season.” He was born in Bishop on June 5, 1938 to his loving parents, Charles and Marion Scott, and was the oldest of three children.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents; his younger brother, Roger Scott; and his loving wife, Joyce Paine.
Duane graduated from Bishop High School, as a strong talented athlete earning an athletic scholarship and went on to play football and baseball for Taft College and later played football for the University of the Pacific, graduating in 1960 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
Duane is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Cap Aubrey of Bishop; his three children, Lisa Lommori and her husband, Fred, of Bishop; daughter, Kelly Langley and her husband Ralph and their children, Jessica and Kevin, of Reno; and son, Terry Scott, and his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Mitch and Brendan of Reno. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews: Terri Ditty, Cap Aubrey, Brandie Scott and Tommy Scott, all of Bishop, along with sister-in-law, Shirley and her husband Don Yerian, and their four children, Jerry Yerian, Ronald Yerian and Kimberly Stroup of Tracy and Lori Dentinger from Nevada City, Nev. Duane will be dearly missed by all.
He married Joyce (Paine) while attending college. After completion of his education and work in sales and ownership of a restaurant, he and Joyce moved to Reno in 1966 where he was a Financial Advisor for a number of stock brokerage firms including Walston and Company, Paine Webber and Dean Witter which merged with Morgan Stanley prior to his retirement in 2001. They raised their family in Reno before moving back to Bishop in 1978 where Duane was instrumental in opening the Dean Witter/ Morgan Stanley office as branch manager in Bishop.
He was an active member in the community as a member in several of the local service organizations. He served in the Reno Elks Club as Exalted Ruler, as president of the Bishop Rotary Club, and president of the Bishop Gun Club and was a lifetime member of the Bishop Country Golf Club, along with numerous other offices held in each of these organizations.
Duane was also an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, hunting and hiking. He was an excellent trap shooter, winning numerous titles including, Nevada State Handicap Championship, and was on the California State Championship team that went to the National Championships in Ohio. He also at one time was on the team that held the world record doubles score. An avid hunter, he hunted the western states and Canada for deer, elk and antelope. He was also a skilled fisherman preferring a fly rod.
For those that knew Duane, they would agree … how ironic that he passed away on the “opening day of deer season.” He will be forever missed, and never forgotten.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Gracey at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help located at 849 Home St. in Bishop.
In lieu of flowers please consider support to the Friendship Center, 205 N. Fowler St., Bishop, CA 93514, (760) 872-3871 or your favorite charitable organization.