Scott Marsh Cory was one of the 35 Syracuse University students returning home for Christmas after studying for a semester in London, England. He was a junior at Syracuse's School of Management. Before leaving London, he stated that the semester abroad was the greatest experience of his life. Scott was the son of Doris and John Cory, and the brother of John Jr. and James. He was the grandson of Leonard and Hildur Marsh, and Mina and David Cory.
His parents write, "Scott had an infectious exuberance for life, had an irrepressible sense of humor, and brought joy to those around him. Scott was a well-rounded and outgoing student and athlete. A graduate of Lyme, Old Lyme High School in Connecticut, Scott was on the varsity soccer and tennis teams. His friends tell us that some of their last memories of Scott were of him juggling the soccer ball in Hyde Park, London.
A granite memorial bench was erected in his memory, and a memorial scholarship fund established at his High School in Old Lyme. The scholarship is presented each year to a student that exhibits the same values and well rounded interests personified by Scott. The bench contains the inscription:
Climb High, Climb Far
Your Goal the Sky, Your Aim the Star
The inscription was chosen as it portrays the philosophy that Scott followed as he lived his life to the fullest.
How does one sum up a child's life? Words are never adequate. Scott will always be alive in our hearts, and his beautiful smile and joy of life will be with us always."
Share a color headshot, photos, tributes, videos,
memories and a biography.