Saturday, August 6, 2016
2:00 PM EDT
Faith Reformed Church
1105 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
There will be a visitation from noon to 2pm followed by a memorial at 2pm.
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Faith Reformed Church Outreach Program
1139 .E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
(STEP) Students in Transition Empowerment Program Attn: Meghan
3962 Three Mile Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.
Life Story / Obituary
On August 2, 2016 Scot Louis Maue, an avid hang glider pilot, was given his permanent set of wings by his Savior Jesus Christ, following a courageous fight against cancer. Scot lived life to the fullest. He loved his lord Jesus Christ, his wife, daughter and family dearly. Along with his surrogate Hang Gliding family and friends, he loved a good debate. He was an avid reader, loved music, and loved to watch the Detroit Pistons and Lions. He was true to his beliefs and wasn’t afraid to do research on topics he believed in.
Scot (aka Scottie, Scooter, the Big Cheese, Scotapotomus, and Smoo, Günter) was born in Traverse City on October 28, 1954 to John (Jack) and (Patricia) Jane Davis Maue.
In his youth Scot attended Traverse City St. Francis where he excelled in sports, especially his favorite, basketball. Scot graduated in 1973 and continued his educational journey through NMC, and Ferris State University.
After college Scot traveled to Arizona where he lived and learned to Hang Glide, which quickly became his passion. Bringing the sport back to Michigan with him, Scot joined the Greenpoint Flyers Association in Frankfort and was president of the club for fifteen years, and was an owner for over 35 years.
On September 10, 1983 Father Fred married Scot and his soulmate Barbara Emerson at All Faiths Chapel and the two of them embarked on a lifetime of adventure. Scot and Barb’s biggest enjoyment was spending time camping together at their favorite place, Greenpoint along with their many friends, whom they considered family.
In 1986 Scot purchased EcoWater (Lindsay Soft Water) systems and quickly got business under way. Scot was a unique business owner, and always put his customers’ needs first.
On November 20, 1988, the apple of his eye, Meghan Marie (whom he called “Fred”), came into his world. Scot and Meghan shared a special bond and interests, especially music. Meghan loved to brag about her dads talent of Hang Gliding, and often accompanied him to watch or “help.” He also coached her basketball team in grade school which was another interest they enjoyed.
Scot is survived by his loving and devoted wife, who was also his caretaker Barb “Emmey Lou” daughter, Meghan (Roger) Gondol, and grandson, Kylor.
Also surviving are sisters, Patti (Jerry) Robertson of Ocala, FL, Jinny (Craig) O'Connor of Traverse City, brother Daniel 'Amous' (Mary Myer) Maue of Rapid City, MI, sister-in-law Jeanne Maue of Copemish, MI, brother-in-law, Tom (and Vicki) Emerson of Williamsburg. Extended family includes nieces Heather (Ben) Stout, Katie and Meg O'Connor, Erica Emerson, and nephews, Jon (Tara) Maue, Luke (Holly) Maue, and Josh (Trish) Robertson, and his devoted dachshund, Moseph Merriweather III. And many loving and caring cousins.
Scot was preceded in death by his parents, (John) Jack and (Patricia) Jane Maue, in-laws, Jack and Betty Emerson, dearly loved brother Clayton (Clay-D-Boy) Maue and many dear hang gliding brothers especially Mark Bolt “Dr. O”.
A celebration of Scot's life will take place at Faith Reformed Church in Traverse City on Saturday, August 6, 2016, with a visitation from noon to 2pm followed by a memorial at 2pm.
*In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Faith Reformed Church Outreach Program 1139 East Front Street Traverse City MI 49686 or the Students in Transition Empowerment program (STEP) 3962 Three Mile Road Traverse City MI 49686 (Attn: Meghan) in honor of Scot Maue.
We would like to thank: Our family and friends for all of their help, love, prayers and support during this most difficult time, along with Faith Reformed Church, dear friend Craig Carlson who selflessly stayed with Scot during some of his treatment. Dr. Katherine Roth and staff, Florida Clinic, Kris and crew at Press on Juice, Carl at Rite Aid Drug, and Marita, Connie, Marissa and Jessica from Michigan Hospice for your loving care of our Smoo.
Scottie is now soaring with the Angels, the ultimate flight. You will always be in our hearts. We will miss you dearly. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guest book and share a message with his family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.