Cathleen Scott

Obituary of Cathleen Scott


Cathleen Scott quietly slipped away to be with the Lord early on the morning of August 28, 2018, after a short battle with cancer.  She was born on October 22, 1952 to the late Myrna Bell and Robert Henry Scott. She was the youngest of their two daughters.

Cathleen was a member of the East Orange High School, “mighty, mighty, Panthers” graduating class of 1970.  She went on to attend Pratt Institute in New York City and later transferred to the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1974. 

Always the “professional”, Cathleen held a number of diverse positions in the world of work.  She was employed in Educational Sales for the McGraw Hill Book Publishing Company, UMDNJ’s University Hospital in Newark, and Essex County College with the W.I.S.E. Women’s Center.

In the 80s, she established her own business venture and named it “Sweet Temptations”.  She sold women’s lingerie and sleepwear through home parties.  The business evolved into a multi-level marketing entity where independent contractors would purchase the items from her and hold their own “in-home parties.” This effort caught the eye of then ABC Eyewitness News Anchor, Joan Lunden. Cathleen was subsequently featured in an early morning segment of the television program.  

Cathleen’s passion was for the Fine Arts and was evident throughout her life as she made considerable efforts at helping, supporting and promoting young artists and their work. She was also an avid reader and loved Victorian mysteries, historical biographies and certainly Biblical Scriptures, stories, and related Devotionals. 

Cathleen deeply loved her family and thought of her niece and nephew Camille and Aaron Bell as her very own.  In addition, she leaves to cherish her memory, her sister Charlotte, brother-in-law Willie, Step-father, Clyde Chapman of Corona, California, Step-sister Angela Chapman Langstrom (Peter) from Douglasville, Georgia, uncle Whittier Collins (Brenda) from Atlanta, Georgia, aunt Pearl Collins Lopez of Walnut Creek, California, cousins Ronald Scott (Barbara), Cheryl Green, Ferne Thorpe Dixon, Anita and Joyce Page, Angela Page Parker from Durham, North Carolina, and many other beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Though she will forever remain in our hearts, she will be sorely missed.