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Scott Weston Wolford Services Saturday

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Scott Weston Wolford was born on September 12, 1964.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Carol Myers Wolford, his sister, Laura Lee Wolford, and accompanied in death with his father, Samuel Weston Wolford. He is survived by his sister, Sally Starr Wolford (Douglas Richie Bonthron).

Scott grew up within the boundaries of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and near Indiana Dunes State Park. Scott often stated that it was there that his love for all things aquatic was born. He was most happy when living near water and when he was in it!

He received his bachelor’s degree in Swim Coaching from University of California, Bakersfield, and gained a Master’s Degree while living in Florida and working at the Florida School for Deaf and Blind.

He became a lifelong swimmer: he started swimming competitively at 5 years old and attempted the longest ever open water unassisted swim in 2016. While bad weather prevented him from completing his multiple crossings of Lake Michigan, he achieved his lifelong dream embarking on a swim across Lake Michigan. He was always training for another grand swim sometime soon.

Scott was deeply concerned about the effect pollution was having on all our waterways, but particularly our oceans. Scott’s book “Gino the Minnow” explains to elementary aged students how to keep garbage and pollution out of our oceans.

Scott was happiest when he was swimming and at his best when in or at the water. He was known for his “Good Thing of the Day” quips posted on Facebook. One favorite posting by Scott was, “ My Good Thing was seeing friends and family. Also, saw the sunset over Chicago/Lake Michigan. Reflecting on how many of us, including myself, do not take time to appreciate the small, precious, beautiful things in life.” Well said, Scott. May Scott’s “Good Things” be bountiful, never ending, and too numerous to list!

Services will be at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN, on Saturday, April 7, 2018, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with the funeral to follow at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be held privately with the immediate family.

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Posted 4/5/18




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