Walter D. Scruton, 75

HANNIBAL, NY – Walter D. Scruton, 75, of Oswego, formerly of Hannibal, passed away Tuesday January 20, 2015, at the Syracuse V.A. Medical Center.

He was born in Oswego, a son to the late Walter S. and Beryl M. (Weber) Scruton and lived most of his life in Hannibal.

Walter D. Scruton
Walter D. Scruton

Walter graduated from Hannibal High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a design engineer with Atlantic Inland Design in Syracuse for several years.

Walter enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, camping and sitting beside the campfire.

In addition to his parents, Walter was predeceased by his brothers, Carl Leonard Scruton, who died in 1992, Gary L. Scruton, who died in 2001 and Thomas E. Scruton, who died in 2010; and a sister, Joyce J. Santore Johnson, who died in 1988.

Walter is survived by his son, Walter D. “Skip” Scruton Jr. of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Eileen Sharkey, Kimberley Scruton and Michelle (Mark) Hudson all of Oswego; four sisters and one brother as well as several grandchildren.

There are no calling hours or funeral services.

At Walter’s request his body was donated to SUNY Upstate Medical University for the advancement of medical research.

Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal has care of arrangements.

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