Paul Newton Scott, 72, of Weirton, a loving and kind husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Sunday morning at his home, after a long health battle that started with esophageal cancer. Born on October 1, 1947, in Pittsburgh, PA, Paul was a son of Harry McNary and Dorothy Newton Scott. He was raised in Burgettstown, PA., and graduated from Burgettstown High School in 1965. Mr. Scott served in the United States Army as a field radio mechanic. Upon his return from serving overseas, Paul met and married Paulette Rock of Slovan, PA. With over 47 years of marriage, Paul and Paulette were blessed with a daughter, son, and a granddaughter. Paul worked many years for Standard Slag and Homer Laughlin China Company. He loved technology and was always interested in electronics. He had a thirst for knowledge and spent most of his retirement learning new things daily and sharing them with his family. He enjoyed making things with his hands and collecting canes. For relaxation, he enjoyed watching the Hallmark Channel or shows on woodworking, home improvements, and fishing. Most of all, Paul will be remembered as a dedicated family man who cherished spending time with his wife. He would often take her shopping and would just enjoy window shopping until she was ready to go home. He was also known to be goofy at times, cracking jokes just to make you laugh. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Scott. He will be remembered with love by his wife Paulette Rock Scott, his son, Jeffrey John (Jessica) Scott; his daughter, Mel (Matt) Ballas; his precious granddaughter, Riley Ballas; and his sister, Joyce S. Neil. Private family only visitation will be held Wednesday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV Interment will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. Share tributes or a hug from home at

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  1. May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Paul Newton Scott, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Paul Newton Scott, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  2. Paulette I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember all your talk of Paul and the great man he was to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

  3. Paulette, so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Paul was a good and kind man. You are in my prayer thoughts 💔✝️ Slovan friend & classmate Joan Pescho Casey.

  4. Paulette and family…I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was such a kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. With sympathy…Jenny Anderson

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