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B. Scott Isquick

November 25, 1925 — March 20, 2024

Chagrin Falls

B. Scott Isquick

Isquick, B. Scott, 98 years old, passed away on March 20, 2024 after a short illness.  He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela, and devoted cat, Jack.  Grandchildren, David Isquick (Debbie) and Sarah Isquick, M.D. (Connie).  Great grandchildren, Jonah Isquick and Paxton Isquick-Wang.  Niece Sarah Rich (Daniel).  Grand nieces Dana Trau (Bill) and Jodi Marchewitz (Steven).  Great friend, caregiver and car guy, Michael Cory, RN.

Scott was predeceased by his parents Rachel and David Isquick, brother Joseph Isquick, niece Bobbi Kersey, first wife, June and sons Michael and Peter.

Scott was born in Rochester, New York on November 25, 1925, shortly after the family emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland.  Throughout his life, Scott was very involved with his family in Scotland, visiting his cousins often.  The family moved to Cleveland Heights, Ohio when Scott was eight years old.  He attended schools there and graduated from Cleveland Heights High School at 16 years old.  He enjoyed his high school years during which he swam, played in the band and orchestra and was a student conductor.  After graduation, Scott joined the United States Navy.  He had gotten his pilot’s license at age 15, and he eventually taught carrier landings to Navy pilots toward the end of the second world war.

After returning home, Scott joined his father in a company which became Isquick Annuities.  He attended Adelbert College at night.  Scott retired from Isquick Annuities a year ago after 75 years at the helm.  He was very proud that “no client ever lost a dime” and that he was working with the second and third generations of some original clients.

Scott and his first wife, June, built a home in Pepper Pike in the late 1950’s where he lived until three and a half years ago when he and Pamela moved to Judson’s South Franklin Circle in Chagrin Falls.  He played singles tennis 5 days a week at the Cleveland Racquet Club until four years ago.

Scott’s great loves after family and friends, were classical music and antique cars.  He was very honored to have conducted the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom on four occasions, in 1972 and 1983.  He was a box holder at Severance Music Center for decades.  Scott was especially dedicated to The Music Settlement where he recently had a room named in his honor.

Scott was a well-known antique car collector throughout the United States and Europe.  His cars (dating back to 1911) won many awards over many years at prestigious shows such as Pebble Beach and Amelia Island, as well as being involved in the local car scene in Cleveland.  He particularly enjoyed touring in his antiques throughout the country and abroad.  He was a member of the Antique Car Club of America, the Classic Car Club of America and a founding member of the Silver Ghost (Rolls-Royce) Association.  He made many friends through this hobby.

It was a great honor to have two of Scott’s cars displayed in the Cleveland Museum of Arts’ Jazz Age Show (2017-18).  His 1925 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly Roadster was at the beginning of the show, and his 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton was at the end, where the Jazz Age moved into Art Deco.  Currently, Scott’s 1967 Ferrari Spyder is on display at the Crawford Auto Museum (Cleveland History Center) where he was a past president.

Scott Isquick had a remarkable life filled with adventure, friendship and love.  He was curious and engaged, kind and generous.  He had a great sense of humor and an incredible memory.  He loved to entertain friends with stories (of which he had many)!  He will be loved and missed by many.

With gratitude and thanks:  the caring and attentive staff at Crane House, South Franklin Circle; the kind caregivers from Home Instead; and the compassionate support team from the Hospice of the Western Reserve.

There will be a celebration of life later this Spring.

For those who wish, donations may be made to ​The Music Settlement​​​, 11125 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 or Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Road, Novelty, Ohio 44072 or the charity of your choice.


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