Andrew “Scott” Thomas, affectionately known as “Guido, Scotty, Jerry, Jazzy or Scotter” passed away unexpectedly on May 3, 2022.
Scott is predeceased by his father, Dennis Robert Thomas, maternal grandparents, Alton B. Sr. and Irene Farris and his paternal grandparents Robert C. “Bumpie” and Elizabeth “Bummie” Thomas. Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Karole Farris Thomas, three siblings Rob Thomas and his wife Rebeca Fernandez, Chris Thomas, Beth Thomas and her husband John Rosswog, along with Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and many dear friends who were like family to him.
Scott was born August 28, 1977 in Salt Lake City, Utah where he lived for the entirety of his life. As a gentle giant, both in stature and spirit, Scott had an enormous heart and compassion for others; often foregoing his own concerns to attend to the needs of others. He was known for his ginormous warm hugs, ability to make others laugh, and inclusive nature. Scott was a protector, often shielding others from pain or serving as peace keeper in tough situations. An avid sports fan, there was never a sports season he didn’t like – from the Miami Dolphins to the New York Yankees and Washington Capitals, he enjoyed attending, “trash-talking” with friends and watching sporting events. Scott was an avid reader enjoying a variety of topics from politics to science-fiction and others. Scott loved to travel, particularly to Costa Rica, which held a special space in his heart. Most of all, Scott was a friend to all and was blessed to have a very wide circle of friends who he spent most of his time with and loved immensely.
“You never said I’m leaving, you never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knew why. A million times we needed you, a million times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place that no one could ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God took you home.”
Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 7 to 10 p.m. to honor him. The celebration will be located at Mountain Dell Golf Course, Parley’s Canyon, I-80 Exit #134, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109.