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Scott Carter Penwell, Jr.

June 27, 1981 ~ January 6, 2019 (age 37)


Scott Carter Penwell, Jr., 37, of San Francisco, formerly of Wormleysburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 6, 2019. Scott was born in Norristown, PA and was the son of Scott C. Penwell (Kirsten) and Nadine Y. Biller (Rick). 

Born June 27, 1981, Scott grew up in Wormleysburg and attended Cedar Cliff High School, graduating in 2000. While at Cedar Cliff, Scott excelled at both basketball and football.  He was named to the Patriot News First Team Big Fifteen Basketball Team four years in a row, the Carlisle Sentinel First Team Basketball Team for four years and to the PIAA Pennsylvania All-State Basketball Team.  Scott is the Cedar Cliff All-time leading basketball scorer with 1700 points, a mark that still stands today.  After playing football his senior year, Scott earned a full scholarship for football from the University of Virginia. He graduated from UVA in 2005 with a political science degree and moved to San Francisco.   Scott was a certified cross fit trainer in San Francisco and participated in the Escape from Alcatraz race among many other running, biking and cross-fit competitions. Scotty loved the outdoors and camping, was a loved and respected cross-fit trainer, was a wonderful cook and was a devoted father.

In addition to his parents, Scott is survived by his wife Claudia and son Carter, both of San Francisco; a brother Stephen Penwell (Jen) of Broomall; step-sister Darby Burnell (Chris) of Mechanicsburg; two step-brothers Matt Biller (Andrea) of Mechanicsburg and Sean Biller of Philadelphia; three half-brothers: Jack Penwell, Joey Penwell and Ben Penwell, all of Enola; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends. 

Scott was predeceased by paternal grandparents Richard and Emma (Carter) Penwell and maternal grandparents Lester M. and Vera N. Grove, and his uncle Dicky Penwell who, while having down syndrome, faithfully attended many of Scott’s basketball and football games.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Scott’s memory may be made to The ARC of Lancaster Lebanon, 116 West Airport Road, Suite A, Lititz, PA 17543 or , an organization which assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism.

Arrangements entrusted to Smedley-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, 29 North Gay Street, Marietta, PA 17547. Memories and condolences maybe shared at

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