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Warren E Scofield
April 30, 1934 ~ October 9, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Warren E. Scofield, 89, of Kirkwood, NY passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2023, surrounded by his family. Born in 1934 in Granton, NY, Warren was pre-deceased by his parents, Edric and Mildred Scofield, his brothers, Homer and Jack Scofield, and several nieces and nephews. Warren is survived by his loving wife of 64 years (and primary caregiver for the last 3 years), Patricia, and his three children: Jeffrey Scofield (Micky), Michelle Gotay, and Scott Scofield (Vita). He deeply loved his six grandchildren: Ryan Scofield (Andrea), Eric Scofield (Kathleen), Adrian Gotay (Amber), Mackenzie Costello (Andrew), Devin Rotondi (Jason), and Morgan Scofield. He was crazy about his seven great-grandchildren, who affectionately called him G-Pops. Warren is also survived by two sisters-in-law and their spouses: Marjorie Benowski (John) and Betty Armstrong (Tod), and numerous nieces and nephews.
Warren graduated from Deposit Central High School and earned an Associate Degree from Broome Tech (now SUNY Broome). Despite his lack of more formal education, Warren proudly earned his NYS Professional Engineer license in 1971. Warren valued precision in most areas of his life, which served him well throughout a 40 year career as an engineer for General Electric in Schenectady, NY and Westover, NY.
In retirement, Warren enjoyed dabbling in various investment vehicles, doing taxes for the elderly, serving for many years on the Kirkwood Planning Board, as the Treasurer for the Kirkwood United Methodist Church, as a volunteer with the Elfun Society, and volunteering for many years with the Meals on Wheels program. In 2014, Warren and Patricia were honored as Faith in Action Volunteers of the Year in Broome County for their charitable work. But in the end, Warren’s focus was his family. We don’t think he ever missed a ballgame, concert, or play in which his kids participated, and he lit up at the sight of his grandchildren and their offspring. He told us often that Patricia was the best thing that ever happened to him, and he showered all of us with his unconditional love. He never missed a chance to remind us that “The best way to kill time is to work it to death,” and that “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” We will miss him beyond words for the rest of our days.
The family would like to thank the staff at iCare Adult Services, Wilson Memorial Hospital and Mercy House of the Southern Tier for their kindness of spirit during Warren’s last few weeks. Calling hours will be held at Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, 137 Robinson St., Binghamton, NY, on Sunday, October 15 from 4-6 pm. A funeral will be held on Monday, October 16 at the Kirkwood United Methodist Church, Main St., Kirkwood, NY at 10 am, followed immediately by internment at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Deposit, NY. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to do so consider making a gift in Warren’s memory to the Kirkwood United Methodist Church, CHOW - Broome County Council of Churches, or Mercy House of the Southern Tier.