David Leroy Scull

August 29, 1947 - June 6, 2014
David Leroy Scull

David L. Scull of Fredricksburg passed away in Wilmington on June 6, 2014.

David was born August 29, 1947 and raised in New Jersey. He was one of four boys and is survived by his three brothers, Pete, Tim and Rich. He graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology and later earned an MS in Computer Science at Clemson University and a MBA at Rider College.

He married Rita Gnecco October, 1969. They have one daughter, Danielle who is married to Abe Burgos and they have two delightful little boys who were the light of his life.

David always said he felt a sense of peace whenever he entered the front gate at Porters Neck. After retirement from Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2003, we moved to Porters Neck where we met wonderful people. He resumed playing golf and riding his bike. We always felt fortunate to have the time early retirement afforded us to enjoy Porters Neck Country Club.

In 2012 we moved to Fredericksburg, VA to be closer to our daughter and grandsons. Ethan and later Matthew were David’s new hobbies. He loved watching them grow, working puzzles with them, and building with Legos, playing in the pool, taking them on walks, exploring and wrestling.

He was proud of Danielle’s career and admired her as a mother. He was dreaming of taking the boys on many of the same trips we did with Danielle to National Parks and hiking the trails. He already had both Ethan and Matthew signed up as junior walkers with AVA.
He will be missed by his family and friends. You will be in our hearts forever.

There will be a gathering to celebrate David’s life in Porters Neck on Wednesday evening.

Memorials can be made to the David Scull Memorial Fund for STEM Education, 25 Battery Point Dr. Fredricksburg, Va.22406

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  • June 11, 2014
    Alice and Al Roe says:
    We send you and Danielle much love.Alice

  • June 11, 2014
    Rita & Danielle says:
    Our thoughts are with you and our hearts are heavy with the passing of David. He was such a part of our walking life for the past 18- 20 years. We quibbled over walking directions & True North with each new walk & no one got lost permanently. Healing from your loss will take time. Donna & Johnny Coulson

  • June 11, 2014
    John Donnee says:
    Dear Rita, Susan and I extend you and Danielle our deepest sympathy. As you might expect, we were shocked when we heard the David has passed away. He was such a nice guy and always a gentlemen. We know that he will be missed by you and your family. You will always be a part of the Porters Neck family especially PNTA and all of your tennis friends. Best regards, John and Susan

  • June 11, 2014
    Joann Cummings says:
    I am so sorry for your loss, I am a memeber of the NJ PAWS walking club and will always remember Dave as a friendly, up beat, man with a great smile and a love for walking. He will be greatly missed in this club and their is no way AVA can replace someone like him.

  • June 11, 2014
    Beverly Molnar says:
    The Nittany Nomads Volksmarch Club in State College, Pa., are devastated to learn of David's death. He came to our Fall Foliage Walking Weekend in October 2012 and we remember him from other events, most recently the Atlantic Region Conference in Lancaster. He was a wonderful representative for our AVA region and his leadership will be missed. Please accept our condolences.