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Scott W. Banzhoff, 62

September 01, 2010
  • Scott W. Banzhoff

MAY 6, 1948-AUG. 30, 2010

Scott W. Banzhoff, 62, of Hagerstown, Md., peacefully passed away on Monday, Aug. 30, at Washington County Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born May 6, 1948, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Earl and Betty (Bowman) Banzhoff of Williamsport, Md.

Scotty was a 1966 graduate of Williamsport High School and later attended Hagerstown Junior College. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While he was in the Navy, Scotty was stationed in Washington, D.C. as a member of the Naval Honor Guard. After his discharge, Scotty began his long career in law enforcement and public safety. He first was a police officer with the Hagerstown City Police Department. He then became a correctional officer at the Maryland Correctional Training Center. He retired from MCTC in 2007 with the rank of Lieutenant. He was proud of his work and the career he had chosen.


Scotty was a hunting and fishing enthusiast. Over the years, he enjoyed taking his boat out on the Potomac River to fish, and he went on several fishing trips to New York and Canada. He also took many hunting trips to Wyoming, Colorado and Alaska. But Scotty always said he most enjoyed the times he hunted with his father-in-law in Armstrong County, Pa. Scotty was also a huge baseball fan who would watch any televised game. Over the years, he attended many games in Baltimore and Pittsburgh, but his favorite team was the Atlanta Braves. And if you knew Scotty, you also knew what team he didn't like. Scotty was a Penn State fan; liked to read; and enjoyed country music, history and trivia.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Debi; a daughter, Jessica Leigh of Hagerstown; his parents, Earl and Betty Banzhoff of Williamsport; one sister, Kathy Cathcart of State College, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his good friend and father-in-law, Emil J. Barto of Leechburg, Pa. Scotty was a loving and devoted son, brother, husband and father who will be sadly missed.

The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport on Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. W. Gregory Martin officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport. Military graveside services will be provided by AMVETS Post 10 and Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.

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