John Casmir Scope ’39 died on August 13, 2006, in Rocky Point, New York.
Born on May 16, 1914, in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, he prepared for college at Hastings High School and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1939, he had a production control position with Anaconda in Hastings until 1942, when he began serving for four years in the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. As a staff sergeant, he was an aerial gunner instructor in Texas and in France, Germany, and England. After the war, he was for two years a social worker in Westchester County, Tarrytown, NY, and a reporter with Dunn and Bradstreet in NewYork City for two years. After teaching in Lebanon, OH, for three years, he returned to NewYork and taught in Bellmore for five years and at Hicksville Junior High School from 1958 until he retired in 1971. He received a master of arts degree from NewYork University in 1951 and for two years did further graduate study toward a doctorate in education degree at Columbia University. In 1950 he married Jane Buell Scope who died in 1974. He is survived by three daughters, Patricia J. Barone, Susan C. Scope-Crafts, and Katherine M. Scope-Burggraf; a son, Michael J. Scope; four grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and a caring companion, Diana Scavetta of Rocky Point.