H. Scott Marriner, 72, residing at Hollidaysburg Lutheran Home, formerly of Claysburg, died at home on Friday. He was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Stephen D. and the late RoseMary (Williams) Marriner.
Survivors are a daughter, Christina Grace Claar, and her husband, Shawn; granddaughters: Emily Grace and Rebekah Grace Claar, all of Imler; one sister, Lester Lee Scotton (William) of Chestertown, Maryland; one brother, Stephen D. Marriner Jr. (Linda) of Washington, Pennsylvania; an international brother, Juan Carlos Bonelli of San Nicholas, Argentina, who was an exchange student at his family home in 1965; and several nieces and nephews. His ex-wife, Brenda Marriner, also survives.
Scott graduated from East Washington High School in 1966, where he played basketball, football and trumpet in the band, graduating in 1970 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Music and a graduate of IUP in 1973 with a master’s degree in music. He started his teaching career at the Claysburg-Kimmel schools as group director in 1970, then became the choir director. He also coached Jr. High Boys Basketball for many years. He retired in 2005 after 35 years of service.
Music was the focus of Scott’s life. He has been the musical director of numerous high school and Claysburg Community Theater musicals; he was the choir director of the United Church of Christ and Christ Lutheran Church, Claysburg, Mt. Hope Youth Choir, Blue Knob and Altoona Horseshoe Chorus. He performed / parade in the Claysburg American…
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