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Neal S. “Scott” Sobocinski

April 9, 1975 - March 6, 2021

Neal S. “Scott” Sobocinski, age 45, of Bear, DE passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at home.

Scott was a Delaware native, born in Wilmington, DE on April 9, 1975, and the son of Neal J. and Carolyn Jane (Williams) Sobocinski. He graduated from William Penn High School in 1994. Scott was a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan and was a walking encyclopedia of Philadelphia Phillies facts. When he wasn’t working at Amazon, he could often be found attending sports events or watching the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, NASCAR races or WWE matches. His passion for sports started early in his life and he was selected to serve as the first bat boy for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Scott loved animals including his dogs Wally and Jock, who preceded him, and his new puppies Rosie and Heidi. Scott was also a calming presence to his Aunt Anne and Uncle Tim’s horses, Rubberband and Buckeye.

Scott is survived by his parents, Neal and Carolyn Sobocinski; sister, Amy S. Romagnoli (Paul) of Bear; niece, Amelia; aunt, Mary Anne Brennan; and uncle, Tim Kauffroath of Mechanicsburg, PA.

All services will be held privately.

Scott is greatly missed and made a lasting impact on many people he met and knew throughout his life. To honor his love of animals, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Scott’s memory to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.


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20 Condolences for Neal S. “Scott” Sobocinski

  • Many happy memories growing up at the beach with Scott and his sister Amy! So sad he died so young. I also like the Philadelphia Phillies and would have loved to hear more of what he had to share about them. Love and blessings to your family.

  • We know how special any child is in a family especially Scott- he is now your Angel watching from above.
    Jim & Diane Castagna

  • Dear Jane and Neal
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your son, Scott. Praying all your wonderful memories will help you through this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
    Joan and Casey Maxwell

  • I am so saddened to hear Scott has passed away. Will always remember him growing up on Texas Ave at the beach. Scott was a gentle soul and will be missed. Neal, Jane, Amy Amelia and Paul have you in my prayers.

  • Hi Jane, I did not know how to get a hold of you other than this avenue. I’m so sorry you have lost you beloved son. i know from working with you for several years how much your children meant to you and Neal. You are in my thoughts and prayers. We always look down your street when we are in Lewes. I would love to hear from you and I’m a good listener. Sincerely , De

  • Neil and Jane oh, I am so sorry for your loss I do not know what else to say. If you would like to call me 410-708-3303. Love you guys.Don

  • Mary Anne, I was so sorry to read of your nephew. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I hope you have been well.

  • I am so sorry you have lost your son, way before his time. I will always treasure the summer I “spent” with him at the Blue Rocks’ games. Me, with my feet planted on top of the dugout and Scott expediting his duties as the “batboy”. It was the first time for both of us. I had never had a season ticket before and he was experiencing a unique experience. My heart goes out to you , Neal and Janie. Much love

  • Neal and Jane, Gay and I offer our deepest condolences to you and Amy for your loss. You are in our prayers.

  • What a beautiful tribute to Scott. I’m so sorry for your loss, Neal, Jane, Amy, Paul, and Amelia. You’re in our thoughts.

  • Dear Neal, Jane, Amy & Family,

    I was saddened to learn of Scott’s sudden passing over the weekend. I have fond memories of spending summers in Lewes with your family and I’m glad to have shared that part of my childhood with Scott.

    I hope our families have the opportunity to meet up at the bay this summer to share memories of Scott and to keep his presence alive.

    Sending my love,


  • Regards to Amy and the whole family. Please remember Scott’s kindness to animals and enthusiasm for a great game.

  • Scott’s smile and kindness will remain in the hearts of all who knew him.

  • Much love and blessing and comfort to Neil and Jane and Amy and Paul and all the family. Scott will be sorely missed and I witnessed the love his family had for him. I pray comfort at this time for all who knew and loved Scott. And comfort through the hard times of missing and remembering. He hung onto that cross and now Jesus is holding onto him. Scott sure was great to have conversations with about the Phil’s or Eagles I wish I had more. He was more than that though he was a beloved son and brother who will be missed.

  • I am very sorry for your loss, my condolences to the family😢rest in peace

  • Scott was a co-worker of mine at Amazon. Although I did not know him very well, we often had conversations about his love of animals, a passion shared by both of us. A quiet man, reserved and stoic when we first met, over time many a smile passed between us as we frequently swapped humorous stories about the animals in our lives. I offer my prayers for strength and healing to his family in this difficult time of loss. Godspeed, Scott…

  • My condolences.
    Scott was a great person. I’ve been cutting his hair for the last 7 years.

  • Dear Neal, Janie, and family,
    My Scott just alerted me to the passing of your Scott.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
    It is hard to find the words to express the sadness I am feeling for your family.
    Sometimes, life can challenge us beyond reason. I pray that you find joy in memories of your time with Scott, and comfort from your extended family and friends.
    Wishing you peace on your grief journey.
    Barbara Price Vann

  • It was a real pleasure knowing you and working with you. I learned a lot from you, and will certainly miss you. Rest peacefully, buddy.

  • Saddened to learn of Scott’s passing. While it had been many years since we last saw each other, I have many fond memories from our friendship in high school. A good guy gone far too soon.