Brian Scott Shepherd
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Brian Scott Shepherd, “Scottie,” 57, passed away peacefully on Sept. 9, 2016, in Boca Raton, Fla.
He was born April 30, 1959, in Warren, Ohio. He attended Warren G. Harding High School and later Glenwood High School in Glenwood, Iowa. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force Civil Air Patrol, Youngstown ARS Composite Squadron, where he trained in radio engineering. He was also a member of the Warren Masonic Temple chapter of DeMolay. For several years, Scottie worked for his father’s business, Charles Shepherd Roofing.
He was passionate about cooking and worked as a chef in Ohio and later in Florida. His family was dazzled by his culinary talents on several occasions. Scottie also worked in sales in varying capacities.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. and Gladys “Peaches” Shepherd; his stepfather, William Schmidt; his siblings, Susan Linquist Hronesz, Charles Daniel Shepherd and Jean Ann Shepherd; and his stepbrother, William Schmidt Jr.
He is survived by his sisters, Kathryn Shepherd (Robert) Ridley, Gail Shepherd Vannelli and Jane (Blake) Kelly; and stepsiblings, Ralph (Diane) Schmidt, Ruth Schmidt, Christine (Brian) Allison and Lee Schmidt. He also leaves behind his nieces and nephews, Kris Linquist, Alicia Tetlak, Michael Vannelli, Richard Vannelli, Cary Kelly and Katie Kelly.
Scottie was fond of the outdoors and the beaches. Like his father, Scottie had an incredible wit and sense of humor. He was loved by his family and will be missed. They penned for him these parting words:
You’ve known the thrill of happiness and borne the pounding pain;
You’ve danced in golden sunshine and you’ve trudged in pouring rain.
You closed your eyes without regret, and bid this world goodbye;
Your spirit caught a puff of wind and rode it to the sky.
The unforgiving hours will pass, as sorrow claims its right;
With quiet tears, we’ll grieve for you, especially at night.
Then bounce we back, like rubber coils, as hope begins to thrive,
And faith shines through, reminding us, that you are still alive.
Scottie, may you rest peacefully in God’s embrace until we meet again.
A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced to family and friends.