LOVELL — Scott Peter Thomas, 50, of Lovell passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family on Saturday, April 7, after a 5 year journey with colon cancer.

He was born Oct. 23, 1961, at the Osteopathic Hospital in Portland, to the late Ursula Thomas and the late Clarence Thomas Sr. He grew up in Cornish, graduated from Sacopee Valley High School and graduated from the police academy. He became York County Sheriff after high school. He moved to Lovell, where he lived for the past 30 years. He married Angela Barker on Aug. 18, 1990, they have three children, Jared, Allison and Spencer. He called his golden retriever, Cassidy, his guardian angel.

Scott owned and operated a family business, Superior Striping (parking lot striping) for 13 years and has now passed the business to his eldest son Jared to carry on.

Scott was a past professional candlepin bowler, he bowled on television.

He was a Men’s League Softball player for more than 30 years. He was a past recreation director for the town of Lovell as well as a past T-ball coach and girl’s softball coach. He was active in town government as well, serving on the budget committee and as the safety officer for the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department, where he had been a volunteer fireman since high school. He took fire investigation classes and ran fire safety events at the elementary school and taught children what it meant to be a firefighter.

Scott was a past parade chairman for the town of Lovell. He was a member of the Kora Shrine, where he was a log roller and drove in many parades. He was a member of the Delta Lodge 153 in Lovell, the Lovell Lion’s Club and a Redman member.

He was a team member and sponsor of 2 racing teams for more than 25 years at Oxford Plains Speedway. He enjoyed making maple syrup with his family.

Scott put on a lot of benefit suppers for community members, anyone who needed help, Scott was one of the first ones there.

Scott was an active advocate for colon cancer screening. When first diagnosed after learning there was no cure at the time, his first action was to start the fight with chemo treatments and then what could he do to help others with cancer.

Scott was the Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor Award Winner for 2010, a national award for making a difference in the community and inspiring others.

He did a commercial and several TV interviews with Channel 8. He was a speaker at numerous cancer conferences and meetings around the state of Maine during the past 5 years of his battle with cancer. He spoke at 2 cancer conferences in Stowe, Vt., in the past 2 years and did 2 radio shows on cancer awareness that aired on several stations in the Mid-west. He mentored a lot of other cancer patients on their journeys. His motto was; fight the fight, fight for the cure.

He was courageous, always had a positive attitude, was respectful, honorable, honest, and a mentor to many. He was always laughing and enjoying life. He was heroic, loved his community, loved to play sports and was a strong family man. Scott was a loving father and husband. He lit up a room when he walked in with his smile and sparkling blue eyes.

He was a big Red Sox fan and loved going to Fenway Park.

Scott is survived by his wife, Angela of Lovell; three children, Jared, Allison and Spencer; nieces and nephews; and many in-laws.

Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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