In memory of
Scott Philip Snedecor
In memory of
Scott Philip Snedecor
Scott Philip Snedecor Nov. 28, 1952 - Dec. 24, 2019 Scott, age 67, passed away due to complications from chronic illnesses Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Born in Portland; the son of Dr. Philip Snedecor and Sarah R.; he graduated from Adams High School and Portland State University. Motivated by his struggle with mental illness in his youth; Scott dedicated his life to serving the community and acting as an advocate for those with mental health diagnoses. His work over the last four decades impacted the lives of thousands of people affected by mental health illnesses. Scott worked at The Mind Empowered, The Oregon Mental Health Consumer Association, the Multnomah County Health Department and the Oregon State Hospital. His pioneering work was essential in the development of the peer run mental health movement in Oregon. Additionally, Scott provided training to Portland Police and to nursing students at OHSU on how to interact with people with mental illness. Scott directly affected the lives of countless people and will remain a beacon of light, positivity and hope for those that knew him. Described by some as a 6'2" teddy bear; he remained kind, warm and non-judgemental throughout his life despite suffering many personal hardships. Scott was creative and loved photography, film, football, traveling and his dogs. He will be fondly remembered as a genuine, loving, outgoing and comedic person. Scott is survived by his brother, Gordon Snedecor; sister, Ann Nicholas and husband, John; niece, Natalie and husband, Michael; nephew, Xan; niece, Olivia; and great-niece, Hazel. Scott will be recognized as the Advocate of the Year at the 2020 Northwest Law and Mental Health Conference this March. The Oregon Mental Health Consumer Association will be starting a foundation in Scott's name. Donations to the Scott Snedecor Foundation for Self Determination may be made at www.omhca.org/scott A celebration of Scott's life will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at The Irving Street Kitchen in Portland. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Scott Philip Snedecor
Scott Philip Snedecor Nov. 28, 1952 - Dec. 24, 2019 Scott, age 67, passed away due to complications from chronic illnesses Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019. Born in Portland; the son of Dr. Philip Snedecor and Sarah R.; he graduated from Adams High School and Portland State University. Motivated by his struggle with mental illness in his youth; Scott dedicated his life to serving the community and acting as an advocate for those with mental health diagnoses. His work over the last four decades impacted the lives of thousands of people affected by mental health illnesses. Scott worked at The Mind Empowered, The Oregon Mental Health Consumer Association, the Multnomah County Health Department and the Oregon State Hospital. His pioneering work was essential in the development of the peer run mental health movement in Oregon. Additionally, Scott provided training to Portland Police and to nursing students at OHSU on how to interact with people with mental illness. Scott directly affected the lives of countless people and will remain a beacon of light, positivity and hope for those that knew him. Described by some as a 6'2" teddy bear; he remained kind, warm and non-judgemental throughout his life despite suffering many personal hardships. Scott was creative and loved photography, film, football, traveling and his dogs. He will be fondly remembered as a genuine, loving, outgoing and comedic person. Scott is survived by his brother, Gordon Snedecor; sister, Ann Nicholas and husband, John; niece, Natalie and husband, Michael; nephew, Xan; niece, Olivia; and great-niece, Hazel. Scott will be recognized as the Advocate of the Year at the 2020 Northwest Law and Mental Health Conference this March. The Oregon Mental Health Consumer Association will be starting a foundation in Scott's name. Donations to the Scott Snedecor Foundation for Self Determination may be made at www.omhca.org/scott A celebration of Scott's life will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at The Irving Street Kitchen in Portland. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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