Richard W. "Dick" Stott - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Richard W. “Dick” Stott

April 15, 1931 - December 15, 2023

Richard W. “Dick” Stott, age 92, of Middletown, DE, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, December 15, 2023.

Born in Beverly, MA on April 15, 1931, he was the son of the late Thomas E. and Mildred (Fegan) Stott. Dick earned his Associates Degree from Boston University and a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Tufts University. In addition, Dick served in the United States Navy for six years with a rank of LTJG (Lieutenant Junior Grade). Dick went on to teach English, Drama and Speech, and retired at the age of 61.

During his 34-year career, Dick was passionate about theater, which he shared with his students and community members. Along with acting and directing numerous theater productions, he was also the Drama Director ‘Coach’ for Stoughton High School and Sandwich High School on Cape Cod. He and his students competed annually in the New England Drama Festival.

Dick could always be found cheering on his beloved Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots; he was a loyal fan. Dick also was an avid gardener and enjoyed nature and bird watching. In addition, Dick also had a strong love for language, puns and reading. Dick and Jean always looked forward to the winters spent in Bushnell, FL where they were active volunteers with PAWS Therapy Dogs. Dick and Jean also enjoyed their RV, and they made several trips throughout their retirement, including a six-month adventure from New England to Alaska to Four Corners. They truly enjoyed traveling! Dick will be remembered for his love of theater, love of language, his wit and his captivating smile.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Jean M. (Brierley) Stott; and his siblings, Barbara Brovig (Erling) and Thomas E. Stott (Mary). He is survived by his daughters, Penny Balano-Stott (Joel) and Sarah Stott Pilong (Joseph) and grandchildren, Jasper, Caroline, Marissa (Nathaniel), Hannah and TJ; and great-grandchildren, Elijah and Sydney.

A celebration of life will occur in the spring of 2024.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or online by clicking here or  PAWS Therapy Dogs, Inc., P.O. Box 1289, Eustis, FL 32727 or online by clicking here.

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  • My sincere condolences to Sarah
    Mr Stott was a great person
    Hugs love and prayers to Sarah and family

  • Mr. Stott…you were the best teacher I had at Stoughton High School. I remember attending Summer Theater and we had our play at the Stoughton Library. You gave me my first break in theater as the cook in Don’t Drink The Water. As my prop, I had a live rabbit with me as well. Rest in Peace until we meet again.

  • What a life your dad lived! I know he will be missed. May comfort and peace surround you.

  • Penny Sarah and family. I’m so sorry to read this. I know if is a blessing and he is whole again. It still is hard.

    I have so many memories or your dad. Sometimes they just pop into my head and I laugh.

    Love and prayers to you all

  • Mr Scott was my High School English teacher as well as the theater director of many plays and musicals I was in. He was a great man who had such a positive influence on all of us kids. Your memory and influence will live on. My condolences to his wonderful family

  • I called him coach.
    He laughed when I applied to be in the senior class play, listing my credentials as “class clown”.
    He loved my cockney so much I performed Liza Doolittle when we read Pygmalion aloud in English class.
    He taught us to be a team, making drama club a group of friends who hugged and loved one another.
    ‘tis not the final curtain, for every exit is an entrance somewhere else.

  • A precious and full life. Jean and Dick left treasures everywhere!

  • My most sincere condolences. Mr. Stott made high highschool tolerable to a geeky person like me. He will be greatly missed.

  • Your dad had the best sense of humor and was so full of joy.

  • Mr. Stott was my senior year English teacher at sandwich high. He was the only person who ever made Shakespeare fun and interesting. Maybe because he looked a little bit like him. I’m sorry for your loss but know that he had an impact on a not very motivated 18 year old many many years ago. I will always remember him fondly

  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. My years in the Knight’s Theater Company under Mr. Stott’s direction were wonderful. He was a marvelous educator and person.
    Kathleen Kellman Anderson
    Sandwich High, Class of 1986