Obituaries: Kenneth Scott

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Kenneth Scott

Kenneth Scott

Kenneth Scott, of Unionville, Pennsylvania, formerly of Moorestown, New Jersey, passed away September 4, 2016 after a long illness.  He was 69. Born in Kearny, New Jersey; Beloved husband of Paula and cherished father of Allyson (Christopher) Donato and Melissa (Christopher) Teal and grandfather to Judah and Micah Teal.  Son of the late John and Agnes Scott (nee Irwin), brother to Eileen and Elizabeth; beloved nephew of the late Jean and Sheldon Yasner and the late William Irwin.

Kenneth Scott graduated from Rutgers University in 1969 and received his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1973. He was admitted to the Bar in both Pennsylvania and New York and early in his career, he was both an assistant district attorney and a New York State Senate Counsel.

He had a long and distinguished career with the firm of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman and Dicker, serving as senior counsel and managing partner of their Philadelphia office, and he handled significant legal matters for more than 35 years with particular emphasis on work for the London market. He oversaw numerous reinsurance matters for London insurers and was U.S. Counsel in 2005 and 2011 to the London Market Property Reinsurance Committee for claims involving hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma and the Japanese tsunami.

Kenneth Scott treasured the time he spent at his home in Brigantine, New Jersey. Horse-racing and all equestrian events were of particular interest to him as well as the holidays he took with his family to England and Europe.  He was an avid reader of biographies of Winston Churchill and the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Unionville Presbyterian Church, 812 Wollaston Rd Kennett Square, PA 19348. Visitation will begin at 10 am with a service following at 11 am.

Memorial contributions can be made to New Vocations, Racehorse Adoption Fund:

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

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