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Spencer Stanley Scott, 73, Navy veteran, salesman

Spencer Stanley Scott, a Navy petty officer who served in World War II and the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart and Navy Cross, died of heart failure Saturday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 73.

Mr. Scott, known by his friends as "Scotty," was born in Baltimore and raised in Parkville. He attended Towson High School before joining the Merchant Marine in 1944 at the age of 16. He enlisted in the Navy on his 17th birthday.

During his 11-year military career, Mr. Scott was a seaman aboard six ships: the USS Massey, Merak, LST 244, Strong, Henley and Carpenter.

He saw combat in Okinawa during World War II. During the Korean War, Mr. Scott participated in the Inchon landing, served two tours at Pusan Harbor and two tours at the 38th Parallel. In 1954, he participated in engagements at Quemoy and Formosa.

Mr. Scott was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for directing shore bombardment at Inchon in February 1951. The Navy upgraded the Bronze Star to the Navy Cross in 1989.

He was married to Alice Mildred Szymanski in 1956. They divorced in 1974.

From 1955 until his retirement in 1980, Mr. Scott worked as a cost accountant and salesman for a variety of companies in the area. He lived in Pikesville and Parkville.

Mr. Scott was an active volunteer with the Beans and Bread shelter in Fells Point, a senior aide with the Baltimore City Life Museums and an aide at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Since 1985, Mr. Scott was a member of American Legion Post 95 in Fells Point. He also served as a Baltimore city election judge in the 1996 presidential primary.

An avid reader, Mr. Scott also enjoyed fishing, golf and baseball.

His cremated remains will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.

He is survived by his brother, Paul Scott of Fawn Grove, Pa; daughters Lisa Spenser Scott of Edgemere, Kacey Tina Scott Macomber of Bel Air and Suzanne Tracy Scott of Hamilton; a son, Craig Drummond Scott of Parkville; and four grandchildren.

Robert S. Bishop, 78, Baltimore County teacher

Robert Sheerer Bishop, a teacher at Baltimore area schools for more than three decades, died of congestive heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center on Sunday. He was 78.

Mr. Bishop retired from teaching English at Parkville Senior High School in June 1978 after working there for 19 years. He started his teaching career in 1946 at Sparks High School. Mr. Bishop also taught at Hereford High School for six years.

Born and raised in Monkton, Mr. Bishop graduated from Sparks High School in 1939. He received his bachelor of arts degree from what is now Towson University and his master's degree in education from Duke University, were he was elected to the Alpha Tau chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the national honor society for education.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces. He served 18 months at Gander Air Force Base in Newfoundland.

A longtime volunteer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Mr. Bishop, who lived in Towson, also sang in the St. James Episcopal Church choir.

Services will be held at St. James in Monkton at 10 a.m. Thursday.

He is survived by a sister, Catherine Bishop Fowble of Towson; and two nieces, Barbara Fowble of Philadelphia and Bette Jo "Josie" Toms of Richmond, Va.

Contributions may be made to Sparks-Hereford Alumni Association or to St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Road, Monkton 21111.

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