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October 31, 1949 — February 28, 2018 SOUTH GLENS FALLS — R. Scott Gough, most affectionately known as “Scotty,” 68, passed away unexpectedly, with his loving family by his side. He was born Oct. 31, 1949 to William N. Gough and Alice Wood Gough.

He is survived by his son, Eric S. Gough; his daughter-in-law, Christin; and two beloved granddaughters. He is also survived by his brother, William Gough; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, John W. Gough.

Scott retired from New York State Department of Corrections in 2001 after 30 years of service. After retirement, he enjoyed his family, cooking, gardening, boating and spending time with his many friends and neighbors.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Heald Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.

As a lifelong animal lover, the family asks that donations in Scott’s memory be made to Saratoga County Animal Shelter or your local animal shelter.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court St., Elizabethtown.

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