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Obituary: Scott Farquhar, 70, of Fairfield

Information via Spear-Miller Funeral Home

FAIRFIELD, CT – Scott Farquhar, 70, of Fairfield, passed away peacefully Friday, July 22, 2022 at his home. He was surrounded by his devoted family who loved him very much.

Scott passed away after a courageous two and a half year battle with cancer. He is survived by: his beloved wife Debbie of 46 years, his cherished sons; Doug (wife Rita) and Andrew (partner Mia), and his sister Vicki Cook (husband Dan). Scott loved and was loved by a large extended family and multitude of friends. Scott is predeceased by his parents, Jack and Peggy Farquhar. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 25, 1951 and grew up in Lafayette Hill, PA. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences and then obtained his MBA from the UCONN School of Business. Scott had a long and successful career in the banking industry spanning over 42 years. The last 35 years have been at JP Morgan where he retired as Senior Vice President/Chief Credit Officer.

Scott lived a full and meaningful life marked by his passion, enthusiasm and total commitment to everything that came his way. He has spent his entire life living in the moment and he has inspired others to do the same. A few of his avid interests were: skiing, hiking, sailing, reading, golf, disc golf, tennis, fishing (although he never caught anything), watching birds, swimming in the sound and sunrise. He liked to listen to music and sing. At 66, he started playing the drums, which was a lifelong dream. But nothing was more important to him than spending time with his beloved family and friends. He was a joyful man, who inspired and nurtured countless people. Knowing him made you want to be a better person.

He was a warrior, who never complained, even if the surgeries and treatments sometimes seemed insurmountable. He was so kind to everyone who took care of him. Whether at home, in the hospital or in the hospice, he had a smile on his face, getting to know everyone who treated him. We would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at Saint Vincent’s Hospital, Memorial Sloane Kettering, and everyone who cared for him through Hospice.

Friends and family can visit Saturday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Scott was the type of human the world needs now more than ever. He was loving, caring, sincere, honest, curious and passionate. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.