Reflection on the Life of Rafael Wayne Scott was born January 9, 1950, on the Canal Zone in Colon, Panama the only child of Wilfred Edward and Irene Eulalee (Whittaker) Scott. Wayne, as he was affectionally known, transitioned on February 9, 2022, at the age of seventy-two surrounded by family. Wayne grew up in Colon, always prideful about family and friends in the 12th Street area of the city. Wayne attended Colegio Abel Bravo and then went on to attend Alba Edison in Panama City, where he graduated in 1970 with a diploma as an electrician. Wayne always reflected with joy how he missed his graduation to attend the graduation of his childhood love Susana (Delgado), both growing up in Colon. Wayne and Susana, or the term he affectionally called her over the years, ‘Spanish”, were married in 1974 and had three sons together, Darell, Antonio, and Edward. He migrated to the United States in 1975 where he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He would go on to serve in the USMC for twenty years before retiring with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. He then went on to work in the federal government before proudly retiring – again - in 2015. He was a proud member of the Benemerito Cuerpo de Bomberos de la Republica de Panama, Zona Regional de Colon and the First Panamanian United Veterans Marching Band of New York, playing the bugle. Wayne took great pride in obtaining the rank of Subteniente (Second Lieutenant) with the Bomberos. He was also the co-founder of the First Panamanian Marching Band of Maryland (April 2010). Wayne was never shy about expressing his love for his Panamanian heritage. He was also very active and loved to travel, especially in retirement. Wayne loved baseball and softball. He played on and coached numerous teams since his youth; from playing on the Cerveza Atlas baseball team in Colon; to various Marine Corps softball teams while enlisted; to coaching and playing on various softball teams around the Washington DC area during his retirement. He cherished his relationships with people. Family was paramount to Wayne, but his friends were family too. His voice was definitive, his laugh was contagious, his smile electric, and the stories he had for any situation were legendary – most of these comedic. Wayne was always willing to help anyone without asking for anything in return. Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Wilfred Scott, and his mother, Eulalee Scott. He is survived by the love of his life Susana Scott; and their children Darell Rafael, Antonio Rogelio, and Edward Rashad; his son Jordan Reynaldo Pierre-Scott; stepdaughter Anisha Simmons; his beloved grandchildren Imani Denise Boone and D’Angelo Rafael Scott and a host of relatives and friends whose lives he touched dearly. Rafael Scott Celebration of Life Service https://youtu.be/OgecHqazH8w Interment Service for Rafael Scott https://youtu.be/a3t9tzojGR8
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