Former Trustee Isadore Scott Dies

Lexington, VA Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Isadore Meyer Scott '37L 
Isadore Meyer "Scotty" Scott '37L, a member of the Board of Trustees from 1971 to 1982, died Oct. 29, 2008. He was 95 and lived in Haverford, Pa.

Scott, the son of Jewish immigrants from Europe, was born in Wilcoe, W.Va. He obtained a B.A. and M.A. from West Virginia University and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa there. During World War II, he served as a major in the United States Army, receiving the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Crown of Italy, the Degree of Cavaliers Officials and the Czechoslovakian Medal of Merit, First Class.

Scott was retired as the executive director for the Tri-Institutional Facilities Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his late wife, Joan Rosenwald Scott, were noted philanthropists and patrons of the arts in the Philadelphia area.

This past May, the W&L Board of Trustees gave Scott a resolution on his 95th birthday. In the document, the board took special note of his "interest in education as a means to achieve global harmony [that] helped lead the way to international student exchange programs." For that and his many contributions to W&L, Scott was an honorary member of Omicron Delta Kappa and the Order of the Coif, a member of The Doremus Society and the George Washington Society, and a recipient of the 250th Chapter Honoree Award.

Scott was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers and a grandson. He is survived by his sister, Miriam Apter, and her husband, Nathaniel; two daughters, Betsy Kleeblatt and her husband, James, and Peggy Scott; a son, Jonathan Scott, and his wife, Grace; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family requests contributions in his memory to either the Philadelphia Foundation, 1234 Market St., Suite 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19107; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Development Office, P.O. Box 7646, Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646; or the Christ Church Preservation Trust, 20 N. American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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