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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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


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  • June 11, 2014
    Cecilia and Tim Miner says:
    So very sorry to hear Dave left us much too young. He was a real gentleman and mentor. May his legacy live on through his family. Peace and blessings.

  • June 11, 2014
    Donna Coulson says:
    Rita & Danielle, 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 07, 2014
    MN says:
    I am sorry for the loss of your dear David. During times like this our God gives each one of us a very real hope of actually enjoying life with our passed loved ones once again right here on this good earth. At John 5:28 and 29 Jesus himself tells us that those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out to a resurrection of life, similar to how he resurrected his friend Lazarus. Lazarus was resurrected back to life on earth. That is in harmony with God's original purpose for humans, to "fill the earth and subdue it". (Genesis 1:28) God's original purpose for humans has not changed. To see our passed loved ones again on a beautified earth is a hope few dare to dream about, much less firmly believe in. But it is right there in every one of our Bibles. When some time has passed, feel free to visit jw dot org for more comfort. Again, I am sorry for your loss. MN

  • June 12, 2014
    Pat, Lee, and Jen Roberds says:
    We wish to send our sympathies to the family. We knew David from the GVA and he was always a kind person. We will miss seeing him at the GVA meetings and walks.

  • July 24, 2014
    Douglas Reynolds says:
    My deepest sympathy to David’s family. Although I knew David for a short period of time as Regional Directors of the American Volkssport Association, we had delightful experiences walking together in Tucson and Lackawaxen, PA, and working together on the organization’s initiatives. He will be missed as a colleague and friend.