Obituary: Scott Scudamore, retired Air Force captain, dies at 63

January 13
Scott Scudamore
Air Force captain

Scott Scudamore, a retired Air Force captain and Hewlett-Packard employee who became president of a Washington-area mountain bike club, died Dec. 28 of complications from a mountain-biking accident. He was 63.

The crash occurred in September while Capt. Scudamore was mountain biking with his family at Bryce Mountain ski resort in Basye, Va. The crash left him paralyzed below his neck, and he was later transported to a rehabilitation center in New Jersey.

He died at a hospital in Livingston, N.J., from infections and pneumonia related to the accident, said a son-in-law, Carl Rodriguez.

Scott William Scudamore was born in Rochester, N.Y. He developed an expertise in information systems while serving in the Air Force from 1968 to 1988, and he also received an undergraduate degree from the now-defunct University of Albuquerque in 1976. His final active-duty assignment was at the Pentagon.

He then settled in the Washington area and did sales work for data storage for a company that was eventually acquired by Hewlett-Packard. He retired in 2008 and three years later moved to Palmyra, near Charlottesville, from Montclair in Prince William County, Va.

He began mountain biking in his early 40s and competed in XTERRA off-road triathlons. He was a past president of Mid-Atlantic Off Road Enthusiasts, and his memberships included the International Mountain Bicycling Association.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Margaret Menousek Scudamore of Palmyra; two daughters, Jennifer Rodriguez of Montclair and Navy petty officer Krista Scudamore of San Diego; a brother; two sisters; and two grandchildren.

— Adam Bernstein

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