Walter Scott Jr.

Walter Scott, Jr., born and raised in Baltimore, died August 18th at his home in Palm Springs, California.

Born July 24, 1925, he was 86 years old. After graduating from McDonogh School in 1943, he went on to Duke University, graduating in 1945. He was an officer in the U. S. Navy for a brief period during WWII before going to Harvard Business School where he received his MBA in 1949.

Mr. Scott began his career in advertising in New York but settled back in Baltimore as President of Mrs. Filbert’s Margarine for many years while raising his family. He held other top managerial positions in Chicago, Indiana, and California before retiring to the Palo Alto area, where he was a co-founder of a prominent outplacement firm, Mulford, Moreland, Scott and Associates. He was a valued speaker and teacher for the American Management Association for 20 years, and is listed in “Who’s Who in America”.  Walter and his beloved wife of 25 years Helene have been living in Palm Springs for the last eleven years of his life.

Above all, Walter valued his special relationships with family and friends. He cherished those times he and Helene could spend with grandchildren and all those near and dear to him. Additionally he was an active consultant for corporate management and strategic development for numerous leading companies. During the 1980’s and 90’s, he especially loved working with West Marine, Inc. and became a member of their Board of Directors. As gifted as he was in business, he was even more beloved as a mentor and advisor on life’s issues and challenges. He loved offering words of wisdom and sharing his expertise whenever he could, with his unique blend of insight, intellect and humor.

Before his health began to decline, he enjoyed golf and was a regular back at the Baltimore Country Club. Unfortunately he contracted Parkinson’s disease in the early 2000’s and was forced to curtail many of his former activities, including some annual getaways with Helene to special, significant places.

Walter is pre-deceased by his wife and mother of his four children, Barbara Lou Main Scott(1925-1964). He is survived by his wife Helene Woolf Scott of Palm Springs, California, and son Stephen Scott(Merrilee), daughters Susan Scott Wheel(Eric) and Cynthia Scott Thomas(Tony), and son Christopher Scott(Prue). He has nine grandchildren, and is also survived by his sister Marjorie Beasley(Robert) of Baltimore.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walter’s memory to:Parkinson’s Resource Organization
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