JOHN R. SCOTT, age 81, a longtime Portage resident, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013.
Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder and his staff extends their condolences to the family of former Porter County Assessor John Scott saying that Scott devoted much of his life to public service, "Mr. Scott was more than happy to assist me with the transition from one assessor to the next." Snyder said Scott taught him some things, "some of the things I learned I still hold to today. I have a lot of respect for him." The county's current assessor also said that for more than 20 years, Scott served as Portage Township Assessor before becoming the county assessor for four years, "that is something that should be applauded," said Snyder.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service at 2700 Willocreek Rd., Portage. Where according to their website, family and friends may call on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Rosary and parish rosary at 6:00 p.m. and Legion service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY from Nativity of Our Savior Catholic, 2949 Willowcreek Rd., Portage with Rev. Andrew Corona officiating. There will be one half-hour of visitation at church prior to service. At rest Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Memorials preferred to Nativity of Our Savior, Bishop Carl Mengeling Endowment Fund.
(photo from Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service: http://www.pruzinfuneralservice.com/sitemaker/sites/PRUZIN1/obit.cgi?user=1035409SCOTT )