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Alex J. Scales

Born: Fri., May 18, 1928
Died: Thu., May 7, 2020

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Alex J. Scales 91 of Camden, NY, formerly of Rome, NY passed away Thursday May 7, 2020 at Rome Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility after complications of Covid-19. He was born in Camden, NY on May 18, 1928 a son of Alex & Ida Russell Scales. Alex served with the U.S. Army from 1945-1948 and had served with the 793rd Police Battalion Company A in Nurnberg, Germany. On June 23, 1951 he married the former Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Armstrong in St. Mary’s Church, Rome, NY. she passed away October 31, 2015. They had lived in Rome, NY for 32 years before moving to Camden in the early 1980’s and lived in Sylvan Beach since 1997 before returning to Camden, NY. Alex was a lifetime member of Lt. Victor Giles V.F.W. Post, member Arthur S. Moran American Legion Post # 66, former member Sylvan Beach American Legion, CSEA, AARP, former member St. John’s Church, North Bay, NY.
Surviving are three daughters, Jesse-Len & Randy Rouse, West Winfield, NY, Jennifer & Keith Kanclerz, Forestport, NY, Jerilyn & Thomas Pugh, Rome, NY, four sons, Roger & Kathleen Scales, Dunedin, FL, Richard & Rena Scales, Camden, NY, Randal & Rebecca Scales, Vienna, NY and Ron & Karen Scales, Camden, NY, 25 grandchildren; Benjamin Scales, Jason & Jennifer Sestito Snyder, Stephanie & Michael Flood, Justin Snyder, Allison & David Zakala, Amy Lynn Scales, Jessica & Tom Henry, Amy Louise & Eric Bower, Alison, Katerina, Anna Maria and Elia Cipriano, Casandra & Randall Loomis, Shane Scales and Cheryl Abbott, Clarence Alex Farrier and Doug Jones, Justin Farrier, Elizabeth & Jason Tallman, Nicole Helmer, Travis Helmer, Trevor Wiggins, Robert Scales, Ryan & Tiffany Scales, Kelly & Howard Love and Tiana and Imani Pugh, 25 great grandchildren along with several nieces & nephews. Besides his wife and parents, he was predeceased by two grandsons, Bradley Scales and Gary Vaughn, five sisters, Lorna Burt, Charlotte Hinds, Shirley Van Pelt, June ‘Rita’ Ruscher, Evelyn English and two brothers, Roger and Wayne Scales. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Third Floor Residential staff and the ICU staff at Rome Memorial Hospital with a very special thank you and a big hug to nurses, Piper and Rachael for the care given to their dad and grandfather, Alex Scales.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions funeral services under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY will be private. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Camden, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Forest Park, Camden, NY in lieu of flowers.

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Bill Van Pelt
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
My deepest condolences for the loss of Uncle Al. Forever a great man. Rest in peace

Wendell Van Pelt and family
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
Our heart goes out to the family at this difficult time. Rest in peace Uncle Al!

Denise asch
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
Alex will be greatly missed , my sincere condolences to the family

Ron Purpura
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. May peace and comfort find you and your family during this difficult time.

Peggy and Rob Rogers
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful tribute to your dad. I remember your mom and dad playing cards with my mom when they would come to stay with Kathleen and Roger. Love to all of you

Ron and Kris Price
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Whenever we would see him out he always had a smile and always remembered our names. He had many nieces and nephews to remember. I remember the card parties and the yelling and laughing. I remember them riding around town on there mopeds. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tina Noble Plumley
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Al and Betty were one of a kind. I have many fond memories of chatting with them at the New England Style store. He was so proud of his family. A different story every day and then he learned I was from Redfield and he had stories of times spent there.

Patricia Scales
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I still have many good memories of Al and Betty. You are all in my prayers.
Pat Scales

stephen shablak
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
Condolences to your family and my special buddies Ron, Karen, and Randy. I enjoyed your dad and mom very much, never forget the hockey games.

   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family! Al will truly be missed! He was a great guy!

Darlene Boshart
   Posted Sun May 10, 2020
So sorry, I knew Al because we delivered newspapers for the Rome Sentinel and especially send message of sympathy to Rick & Jerilyn. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time

Paul Fleming
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Ron, I am very sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and Karen and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Karen M Clark
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
Jesse Len & all, I have great memories of your Dad, such a great father, always so positive and cheerful. He left quite a legacy; such a great family. It is my pleasure to have known him. Peace & Calmness to you all now & forever. Karen

Christina D. Steurrys
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
So sorry to hear it. A terrible loss...condolences to the whole family.

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