Remembering Scott A. MacDonald, 1963-2021

Family and friends are remembering Scott MacDonald and sharing this with his community:

Scott A. MacDonald
August 23, 1963 – April 19, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of a beloved husband, father, brother, and uncle, Scott MacDonald. Scott passed away surrounded by loving family on April 19th at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, following a brief but valiant fight with esophageal cancer.

Scott was born in Wenatchee to Raymond and Arlene MacDonald, graduating from WHS in 1981. He attended EWU in Cheney and then graduated from Clover Park Technical College in Tacoma, where he studied graphic design. He then went on to forge a career in the emerging tech industry.

Scott and his wife Kerri moved to West Seattle in 1996, where they made their home, raised son Brenden, and made many family memories on sailing and RV trips.

Scott loved music, especially progressive rock. He played piano and guitar. He also enjoyed learning languages and dialects; he spoke German and Punjabi and was teaching himself Swedish.

Strong, sentimental, smart, funny, generous, and loving are just a few of the adjectives that describe a very special man who will be greatly missed.

Scott is survived by his wife Kerri MacDonald of Seattle; sons Sean Gill-MacDonald, Tacoma, and Brenden Peterson, Seattle; brother John Kowsky, Coeur d’Alene, ID; and sisters Kathy Tift, Bellingham, and Gayle Sherrill, Leland, IL; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Alan MacDonald, and sisters Lori Smiley and Joyce Collins.

A small family memorial will be held in the summer.

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8 Replies to "Remembering Scott A. MacDonald, 1963-2021"

  • Beto May 24, 2021 (12:13 pm)

    He was very young.  May he rest in peace and condolences to his family.

  • Lisab May 24, 2021 (2:12 pm)

    Rest in peace.  May his memory be a blessing.

  • Kerri May 24, 2021 (2:21 pm)

    Rest In Peace my love! I miss you so much! ❤️

  • Michelle S May 24, 2021 (3:51 pm)

    So sorry for your loss may all your memoires keep your heart warm .

  • Mike May 24, 2021 (4:06 pm)

    A popular figure in the West Seattle Junction, he will be dearly missed.

  • Seattle D May 25, 2021 (8:39 am)

    Scott was such an amazing person. He and his wife Kerri are one of the kindest couples we’ve ever met. Always helping and giving to others. We would see them and catch up at local fundraising functions through out the year.  My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. 

  • Seattle D May 25, 2021 (9:24 am)

    Scott was any amazing person. Scott and his wife Kerri are two of the kindest couples we’ve ever met. My thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family during this difficult time.  

  • Ann May 25, 2021 (6:26 pm)

    We are going to miss you so much Scott! We love you! 💕 

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