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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  • July 01, 2014
    Annette Tollett says:
    I was truly sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He meant a lot to those of us in the Atlantic Region who worked with him on volksmarching items. He will be sorely missed by all.

  • June 12, 2014
    Dennis Michele says:
    David will be missed. He brought new and bright ideas to the AVA. My sincerest condolences

  • June 14, 2014
    Bruce and Carol Dunlap says:
    Sending our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences.