His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity
Episcopal Church in Lincoln, with Father James
Cravens officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.
until the time of the service.
Burial will be in
Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln.
Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln
is handling arrangements.
Mr. Scully and his wife ran an organic farm in
Buffalo, Ill., until 1984, when they joined the
Springfield community. He was president of the Union
Station Foundation, a not-for-profit charity
organization that supports the Elijah Isles House
Foundation, the Abraham Lincoln Foundation,
Southwind Park, the Lincoln Land Community College
Scholarship Fund, the American Field Service and the
Lincoln Public Library System.
He served with his brother, Peter, in the U.S.
Army from 1951 to 1953, during the Korean War.
He was born May 24, 1926, in London, England, to
Thomas A. and Violet M. Simpson Scully. He married
Jean Scheckler of Racine, Wis., in 1955. She died in
He is survived by his daughter, Paula Alyce
Scully; his sons, Thomas Peter Scully, Michael James
(and wife Nanchen) Scully and John Frederick (and
wife Tammy) Scully; his brother, Peter D. Scully
(and wife Olivia); his mother-in-law, Mrs. Albert
Scheckler; and seven grandchildren.
He graduated from Harvard University. At Harvard, he
was beneficiary of the post-war rule and rowed No. 4
as a freshman and at bow for the next three years to
become the first man in four decades to win the
major "H" in crew four times. His services
contributed to the "Golden Era" when Harvard shells
were victorious from coast to coast. He also
lettered in Harvard soccer.
He was honored last year by the American Field
Service for his outstanding support of global
community and his knowledge and skills used to
create a more just and peaceful world.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
made to American Field Service or the Union Station
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