Photo by Steve Shay
Harold J. Scott, 92, long-time West Seattle resident, passes away. Many would chat with him at the Junction Car Shows about his 1921 Buick Roadster, pictured behind him here at the 2012 show. He liked to point out that he and the car were about the same age.

Harold J. Scott, 92, retired firefighter, antique car collector, long-time West Seattle resident, passes away

Harold J. Scott, 92, a retired Seattle firefighter and long-time West Seattle resident, passed away Friday, May 10. He had pneumonia.

Many in our area have met Mr. Scott at the West Seattle Junction Car Show, and would stop and chat with him about his bright red 1921 Buick Roadster, built the year he was born, and his 1963 Buick Wildcat. He is pictured in our 2012 slideshow of the event here.

The West Seattle Herald also ran a story about Harold's wife, Jaqueline Ann Standley Scott, when she passed away in 2010. She was the granddaughter of Joseph Edward “Daddy” Standley, who, in 1899, opened what would become Ye Olde Curiosity Shop on the downtown waterfront. He also created Totem Place, his curiosity-crammed residence high on a bluff by Hamilton Viewpoint Park.

Mr. Scott is survived by son, John Standley Scott of San Francisco, CA, Christina Scott of Vashon, WA, Teresa Scott Tenge of Seattle and Joanne Scott of Seattle.

Christina Scott writes, "My dad was born in Othello, WA in 1921. Harold's father grew up in a log cabin outside of Lander WY but moved to Spokane area as a young man. Harold was stationed in Seattle at the end of World War II, where he met Jacqueline Standley. They were married soon after and lived in West Seattle ever since. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, The SeaTac Chapter of the Horseless Carriage Club and the Vintage Car Club of Canada. Harold remained active till the day before he died. He was known for his genial personality and had many friends of all ages. He enjoyed parties, the Seattle Parks Dept Lifelong Recreation program and his weekly breakfast clubs. He shall be missed by many."

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