Clarence R. Scougel

January 1, 2013

CARTHAGE, N.Y.    Clarence Robert "Bob" Scougel, 80, died on Tuesday, Jan. 1, at his daughter's home in Theresa under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Born Nov. 7, 1932, in West Carthage, the son of Ruth Sherman and Clarence Scougal, he was raised in Herrings.

He married Betty Jane Branagan on Nov. 30, 1957, in Smyrna, New York. They had three daughters, Robin and her husband, Edward Lawton, Theresa, Rosalie Paul, Florida, and Kim King, Martinsburg; and a son, Keven Scougal, Theresa. He is also survived by two sisters, Doris Kraimer and her husband, Earnest, Carthage; Ruthy Sly, Herrings; and two brothers, Clifford and his wife, Margaret; Carthage, and Robert Scougal, Watertown.

His wife, Betty, two sisters, Betty Simmons, Geraldine Paul, a brother, David, and a great-granddaughter, Piper Lyn Moore, all died before him.

Mr. Scougel served with the Army Reserves as a military policeman for four years. 

He was employed at Braman's Sawmill in Carthage and AMF of Lowville before going to work at the New York Air Brake in Watertown. He eventually was disabled in 1982 after multiple back surgeries.

His hobbies included fishing and gardening. He loved a neat and trim yard. He enjoyed playing cards and watching wrestling. 

When his wife, Betty passed away in 2011 Bob and Keven moved to Theresa to live with his daughter, Robin, and her husband, Ed Lawton. He was admitted in the hospital in November for surgery where he stayed almost four weeks. He came home on Hospice to enjoy his last two weeks with family! Thank you, Hospice of Jefferson County.

Calling hours will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., 500 State St., Carthage. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. David Allison, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Carthage, officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in Fairview Cemetery, Carthage.

Information provided by Bossuot-Lundy Funeral Home, Inc., and, Watertown, N.Y.