SCOTT C. RICHMOND

Scott passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 due to complications resulting from a brain injury which occurred in February, 2017. He was 59 years old.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Lucy and Dennis Stephens of Wilmington, DE, his father, Henry Richmond of Prescott, AZ, his wife, Daisy T. of Wilmington, DE, his children, Jeanine (Jeffrey) Baeder of Elkton, MD, Andrew and Zachary of Wilmington, DE and grandson, Vinnie Baeder. He is also survived by his brother, Doug Richmond, uncles and aunts, Richard and Evelyn Claveloux, John and Nancy Ciarlo, Tom, Hugh, and Joe Richmond, many cousins, and his caring friend, Kimberley Leary.

Scott belonged to the Mayflower Society since he was about 10 years old, but he didn’t tell many about that. He also is descended from Percy P. Pierce who developed and built the Pierce Arrow automobile. Scott’s life was never quiet; he was a humble man of varied and many interests and experiences.

He married Karla McLaughlin a few years out of school; this marriage produced his beautiful daughter, Jeanine. After this marriage ended, Scott spent some time in California, then he settled in Tennessee, where he started racing motorcycles (#438). He returned to Wilmington where he continued racing motorcycles.

In 1988, he married Kimberley. This union produced his sons, Drew and Zach. Sadly, they divorced after a few years, but Scott bought a house within three blocks of Kim, where they forged a new relationship while raising the Boys together.

Eventually, a friend of Scott’s introduced him to Daisy, and being single, he began courting her. Scott and Daisy married in 2015 and spent the last three years happily. Daisy introduced him to traveling and together they created memorable vacations to exotic locations.

Cars were in his genes and he passed this passion onto his sons, He kick-started the racing careers of Drew and Zach when they were only 4 and 5 years old. Scott fostered the love of engines and racing when he began building quarter-midgets for and eventually with his sons. As the Boys got bigger, the cars got bigger, building sprint cars until his untimely injury. He loved the excitement and challenges of racing which he shared with his Drew and Zach over the past twenty years, proudly supporting them as they progressed through Local and National Championships, all done on a shoestring budget. Whenever he could, Scott would help others with anything, especially their cars. The racing community especially will be missing a true champion.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 20 beginning at 1 pm at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE with a memorial service at 2:30 pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Scott’s memory to the University of PENN at the following: www.pennmedicine.gov/giving in the Comments section put “Neuro Unit”.