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E. Craig Scott

December 17, 1955 - October 18, 2020

E. Craig Scott, age 64, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, October 18, 2020, surrounded by his loving family and priest.

Born in Washington DC on December 17, 1955, Craig was the son of the late Earle W. and Patricia A. (Hawk) Scott. He is survived by the love of his life, Vivian Outland Scott; his daughter, Melissa Shaffer and her fiancé, Anthony Renzulli; his sisters and best friends, Julie Scott Keating (Patrick, deceased) and Leslie Scott Jones (Jeffrey); nephews, Derrek and Alexander Jones; and niece, Juliana Jones. Craig also leaves behind stepmother, Jill Scott; stepbrother, David Smith (Rita); and their adult children, Amanda and Shawn Smith; stepsister, Lisa Davis (Mike); and their daughter, Sarah Davis.

Craig had a deep faith in God. He was an active, respected member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Newark, and he was profoundly grateful for the encouragement and love his church family provided during his illness. Craig also loved his animals. His dog, Ellie, is one of the many German Shepherd companions he had throughout his life…Ellie promises to take good care of Vivian. On many weekends, Craig could be found joyfully riding his beloved horses, Trooper and Cheyenne. Later in life he enjoyed beekeeping with Vivian, and after finding his true calling as a realtor working at Patterson Schwartz, many of his clients became the happy recipients of fresh honey.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11:30 am on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Craig’s name to Child Inc, 507 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809.


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17 Condolences for E. Craig Scott

  • Words can not express the sadness in my heart and our deepest sympathy for the loss of cousin Craig. He will be missed by so many people! I am so sorry that we can not come up for the services. Please know that we will be with you in spirit. We pray that God will help heal your hearts and ease your pain. Fill your hearts with all the happy memories you have all shared through out your years together. Hugs and love, Emalea and Bob

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Craig’s passing. I went to Dickinson H.S. with Craig and he was always such a kind person and loved his “57” Chevy. May the angels carry him swiftly to heaven. He now reaps the reward of God’s promise in Paradise. I will keep him and his loved ones in my prayers.

    Valerie Gooding

  • My sincere sympathy to Cousin Vivian and family. May God comfort and strengthen you today and in the days to come. Keeping you in prayer. Love, Mary

  • Very sorry to hear of Craig’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Craig many years ago. Craig was a great guy to know. My condolences to the family and I wish you some comfort during your time in need. RIP my friend!

  • Craig was a colleague and friend. I knew him as a generous and friendly person who loved to laugh. He always spoke highly of Vivian and his family. I will miss our weekday lunches and interesting conversations. Rest in peace friend.

  • To the Scott family — my heartfelt condolences and prayers. I have a vision of Craig in my head as we all sat together, the vestry and search members to call Fr. Howie to our parish. He was devoted to St. Thomas and God — gone all too soon, but there must have been a plan that only He knows. Prayers ascending!
    Ronnie Wilbur – St. Thomas

  • Dear Vivian, I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that you have many friends who will be there to support you always.

  • To the family of Craig
    I am so profoundly sorry for your loss.
    I was one of Craig’s many clients. He was one of my favorite people in the world.
    I cannot say enough about the care that he provided me and my family in times of real need in my life
    His behavior was truly the way God intended us to treat each other.
    I could only hope to live my life with as much grace and dignity .
    With regards,
    Kathy Mowczan

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Craig’s family and friends during these sad times. Scott worked for us at Kokopelli’s in Wilmington, De on Union St about 22 years ago and was such a joy to have him there with his big smile, to brighten up each and every day. He has touched so many of us in so many ways and will be missed by many!!

  • I am so sorry for all of Craig’s loved ones. Craig and I are Realtor Colleagues and friends. I enjoyed our conversations and the support we gave each other. Aside from work, we enjoyed discussing our mutual love for dogs and horses. I am at a loss for the right words to say but please know my heart hurts for the loss. Craig was a very nice and genuine man who will be missed. My condolences to all Craig’s loved ones. Craig, I am so sorry. You will be missed.

  • Craig was our realtor back in 2012 when we sold a long time home. I believe he had just started his RE career but the professionalism and care he provided led us to know he was at the beginning of a very successful career. On a personal note, my husband Jack attended high with Craig and always had such nice things to say about him. My sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies go out to his loved ones.

  • I was profoundly sorry to hear the news of Craig’s passing. Much too soon for this bright star. Knowing Craig for almost his entire life the news seemed to take a piece of my heart today. To Julie, my life long friend, I send along my deepest sympathy. Nothing will replace Craig’s friendship and love for you and yours for him. Getting to work with Craig in real estate was a bonus during the short time we get to visit this world. Sending all my love. Nancy Humphrey Riggin

  • My deepest sympathies to the Scott family. I had the pleasure of meeting Craig last year through a real estate deal. I know his presence will be missed in the office. My you find peace and comfort through your faith.

  • Vivian, we are so very sorry for your loss of Craig. He was a very special man. Denny has always talked about Craig and how they made a connection at an ESI training session in 2007. They had an immediate connection. When we were able to meet you two in Washington and toured Gettysburg we had so much fun. We always hoped to meet up with you again. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • My condolences to Vivian and to all of Craig’s family and friends as I learn of his passing. Craig was my student and friend. During my tenure with Estech Systems Craig and I spent 100s of hours together discussing best practices over sales calls and classroom instruction. What I’ll remember most was Craig’s quick wit and his ability to forge relationships seamlessly through active listening and empathy.

    GOD bless Craig Scott!

  • Dear Vivian, I was heartbroken to hear of Craig’s passing. I had no idea he was ill. We have been friends for a long, long time, but sadly, our communication had dwindled over several years except for social media and the yearly birthday and Christmas remembrances. We met each other through my sister, Laurie, circa 1984. They both worked at Colonial Chevrolet and I recall his nickname was “Square Deal”! Haha. We went around together in the good old days when he bar tendered in Trolly Square and other fine Wilmington taprooms. He was the most generous tipper! He always said, “what goes around, comes around”! We always had a great time and he would introduce me to friends as his cousin since we had relatives in common by marriage. I loved his irreverent sense of humor and we had lots of laughs at each other’s expense. All in good fun! I know how much he loved you, Vivian, and enjoyed your wonderful life together. He will always have a special place in my heart. My most heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  • Craig became our friend when he listed our home. Afterward, we would share our home projects with him and we would laugh because his typical response was “….of course you made it!”
    Last time we spoke, he was too weak to take a drive in the new corvette that I had promised him. I’m glad that he saved his strength to spend it with his family. We’ll miss you Craig.