Fr. Richard Scott was born July 12, 1950, as the first of three sons to Gleason Ninion and Helen (Dobrovolski) Scott.
He graduated Hickory High School (now Hermitage, PA.) and entered Christ the Savior Seminary in September of that year. He graduated with a licentiate of Theology May 1, 1973 and then married Marlene Ann Saloka of Johnston, PA on October 21 at Christ the Savior Cathedral.
He was tonsured Subdeacon in April 22 and then ordained a Deacon on April 23, 1974, by Bishop John R. Martin in his private chapel at Johnston, and then as priest on August 18 in St. John's Church, Sharon, PA.
The first parish assigned was St. John, Stratford, CT as assistant pastor to Metropolitan Orestes P. Chornock in September 1974.
Daughter Julia Marie was born March 10, 1975 and son David Richard on July 7, 1977 followed by transfer to St. Mary's in Corning, NY as pastor in September 1977.
A leave of absence was granted by Bishop Nicholas Smisko in March 1986 from full-time duties to those of a supply priest. Secular jobs provided financial support until hired as a correction officer by NYSDOCS in October 1989 and continuing spiritual life with father Soterios Lytras and the faithful of St. Athanasios in Elmira, NY.
Final release from the Carpatho-Russian diocese came in June 1990 and reception into the Detroit Diocese, appointment as pastor of St. Athanasios in Elmira by Bishop Timothy at St. Catherine's, Ithaca, NY later that year.
Julia and her husband Joseph Mullin presented Alexandra Grace on April 14, 2007 and Maxwell David on June 3, 2011. Son, David is engaged to Rosemary Regan and plan to marry in July 2012.
Retirement from the maximum security prison at Elmira with twenty years of service occurred November 2009 and continued residence on a 90-acre farm while tending to the spiritual needs of St. Athanasios. Half ownership in an Italian restaurant as president of its LLC and bookkeeper while keeping a herd of white-face Herford cows as company completes some of his time.
The only plan of retirement from priestly duties is to have his bishop pour oil over his face prior to closing a lid.
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