Raymond Scollin

Raymond Michael Scollin

Friday, July 2nd, 1937 - Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Obituary

Raymond Michael Scollin, age 81, of Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at his home, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by family and looking up Lower Saranac toward the Sister Islands, his favorite view.

Born in Saranac Lake on July 2, 1937, he was the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Sheridan) Scollin. Ray married the love of his life, Alice “Fuzzy” Wallace, on Dec. 21, 1956 in Saranac Lake.

Ray was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served from 1956 to 1960. A lifelong resident of Saranac Lake, he worked for more than 30 years as a lineman for Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation. He also owned and operated Pinehurst Tree Farm. Ray was admired by his colleagues at Niagara Mohawk for his stubborn refusal to take any time off – until deer season each year, when he used all that accrued personal time to disappear into the woods for six straight weeks. He would come out of camp on his wife’s birthday, and again to vote on Election Day, but that was it. Ray was a brilliant problem solver, a patriot, a deeply religious family man, and a benevolent, unrepentant outlaw.

He is survived by his wife Alice "Fuzzy" Scollin of Saranac Lake; four children, Kathleen (Geoff) Percz of Ridge, New York; Raymond (Mary) Scollin of Saranac Lake; David (Megan) Scollin of Hixson, Tennessee; and Lynda (Ricky) Battistoni of Milton, Vermont; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Joseph, and one sister, Margaret Kathleen Sawyer.

Funeral arrangements are in care of Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22 at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake, with Fr. Patrick Ratigan officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Cemetery.

Friends wishing to remember Ray are invited to make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    27 St. Bernard Street
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
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    Officiant
    Rev. Patrick Ratigan
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Bernard's Cemetery
    Address
    Ampersand Ave.
    SARANAC LAKE, NY 12983
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Gail Metz

Posted at 03:36pm
Dear Fuzzy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. I have such wonderful memories of our youth, especially our St. Bernard's School days! May all the good memories and your beautiful family comfort you in the difficult days to come. I hope our paths will cross again some day. With sympathy and prayers, Gail Metz
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Bruce Irvine

Posted at 09:17am
"May Ye poles stay straight and Ye wires light, Linemen NEVER Die, only climb HIGHER!" Rest In Peace Brother!
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Cindy Wells-Bomyea

Posted at 09:19pm
Cindy Wells-Bomyea
I am so sad too hear this. Many prayers to all of you. Ray was a wonderful special man and now your special guardian angel to watch over you all. Condolences, Fuzzy, Kaysie, RayRay, David, Lynnie and all.
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Linda and Dick Schalm

Posted at 05:21pm
Kaysie, Fuzzy and all, we are so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Our heartfelt smpathy to the entire family. Prayers are with you all.
HS

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Posted at 10:37am
With deepest sympathy, We are keeping you in our thoughts
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