SJ340: Celebrating the life of Bruce Milton Scott.


SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 340
Celebrating the life of Bruce Milton Scott.

 

Agreed to by the Senate, February 16, 2023
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 20, 2023

 

WHEREAS, Bruce Milton Scott, an honorable veteran, accomplished builder, valued mentor, and beloved member of the Northern Virginia community, died on January 16, 2023; and

WHEREAS, after living in Montana and Chicago, Bruce Scott moved with his family to Arlington at the age of 13, graduating from what was formerly Washington and Lee High School in 1953; and

WHEREAS, Bruce Scott worked in construction for some time before earning a degree in building construction from what was then Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he served with the school’s Corps of Cadets; and

WHEREAS, after graduating, Bruce Scott was commissioned in the United States Army, serving his country with honor and distinction at the Fort Bliss missile installation in El Paso, Texas, before receiving an honorable discharge at the rank of first lieutenant; and

WHEREAS, upon returning to the Commonwealth with his wife, Mary, Bruce Scott started a construction contracting company in Annandale and then for a few years worked in sales for his father-in-law’s printing company, Cooper-Trent; and

WHEREAS, moving next from Falls Church to Arlington, Bruce Scott returned to the contracting business by reestablishing Bruce Scott Construction, Inc., which later became Scott–Long Construction, Inc.; and

WHEREAS, in the 1970s, Bruce Scott and his family made their home at the pastoral Oakspring Farm in Oakton, which became a hub for various community events and group gatherings over the years; and

WHEREAS, Bruce Scott was dedicated to advancing the construction industry and served with various professional organizations, notably founding the Northern Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Constructors and serving previously as president of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Annandale Junior Chamber of Commerce; and

WHEREAS, Bruce Scott was the recipient of many accolades and awards in recognition of his professional accomplishments, including being named Professional Constructor of the Year by the American Institute of Constructors; and

WHEREAS, Bruce Scott gave generously of his time to support various organizations in the community, including the Marymount University Board of Trustees, Young Life, and the Christian Stewardship Ministries Advisory Council, which he served as chair; and

WHEREAS, guided by his faith, Bruce Scott enjoyed worship and fellowship with his community at Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax County for many years, where he was a member of the vestry and sang in the choir; and

WHEREAS, Bruce Scott will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary; his children, Julie, Jeff, Susan, and John, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Bruce Milton Scott, a gentle, thoughtful, truthful, committed, and compassionate individual whose legacy of service in Northern Virginia will be cherished for years to come; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Bruce Milton Scott as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 340

Offered February 15, 2023
Celebrating the life of Bruce Milton Scott.
Patron-- Petersen

WHEREAS, Bruce Milton Scott, an honorable veteran, accomplished builder, valued mentor, and beloved member of the Northern Virginia community, died on January 16, 2023; and

WHEREAS, after living in Montana and Chicago, Bruce Scott moved with his family to Arlington at the age of 13, graduating from what was formerly Washington and Lee High School in 1953; and

WHEREAS, Bruce Scott worked in construction for some time before earning a degree in building construction from what was then Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he served with the school’s Corps of Cadets; and

WHEREAS, after graduating, Bruce Scott was commissioned in the United States Army, serving his country with honor and distinction at the Fort Bliss missile installation in El Paso, Texas, before receiving an honorable discharge at the rank of first lieutenant; and

WHEREAS, upon returning to the Commonwealth with his wife, Mary, Bruce Scott started a construction contracting company in Annandale and then for a few years worked in sales for his father-in-law’s printing company, Cooper-Trent; and

WHEREAS, moving next from Falls Church to Arlington, Bruce Scott returned to the contracting business by reestablishing Bruce Scott Construction, Inc., which later became Scott–Long Construction, Inc.; and

WHEREAS, in the 1970s, Bruce Scott and his family made their home at the pastoral Oakspring Farm in Oakton, which became a hub for various community events and group gatherings over the years; and

WHEREAS, Bruce Scott was dedicated to advancing the construction industry and served with various professional organizations, notably founding the Northern Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Constructors and serving previously as president of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Annandale Junior Chamber of Commerce; and

WHEREAS, Bruce Scott was the recipient of many accolades and awards in recognition of his professional accomplishments, including being named Professional Constructor of the Year by the American Institute of Constructors; and

WHEREAS, Bruce Scott gave generously of his time to support various organizations in the community, including the Marymount University Board of Trustees, Young Life, and the Christian Stewardship Ministries Advisory Council, which he served as chair; and

WHEREAS, guided by his faith, Bruce Scott enjoyed worship and fellowship with his community at Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax County for many years, where he was a member of the vestry and sang in the choir; and

WHEREAS, Bruce Scott will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary; his children, Julie, Jeff, Susan, and John, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Bruce Milton Scott, a gentle, thoughtful, truthful, committed, and compassionate individual whose legacy of service in Northern Virginia will be cherished for years to come; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Bruce Milton Scott as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.