Gail Crabtree Scott

May 14, 1942 - June 19, 2022 Oxford, PA | Age 80

Mrs. Gail Crabtree Scott, age 80 of Oxford, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at her home. She was the loving wife for almost 58 years of Joseph Charles Scott. Born on May 14, 1942 in Teaneck, NJ, she was the daughter of the late George William and Dorothy Yvonne (Trowbridge) Crabtree.

Mrs. Scott attended Abington High School, Abington, PA before continuing her education at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA earning her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 1964. She enjoyed a brief teaching career teaching honors mathematics at Kecoughtan High School in Phoebus, VA before becoming a full time mother and raising her family. Mrs. Scott was a longtime member of the Unionville Presbyterian Church, Unionville, PA where she played piano for 32 years and at one time served as a Deacon. She had a love for music, a gorgeous soprano voice, played piano, and taught herself to play the guitar. She would play at retirement homes volunteering her time. She also had a love for working with children and youth, both formally at her church as well as with her children’s friends in her community. Lastly, she loved all the Philadelphia sports teams, especially the Phillies and Eagles.

In addition to her husband Joseph, Mrs. Scott is also survived by her children: Teresa Scott (Frederick Joseph), Jay Scott (Heather), Robin Longen (Patrick), Heather Albee-Scott (Steve) and Valerie Joy Battista (Michael); her grandchildren: Caleb, Eli, Andrew, Brandon, Abigail, Sophie, Ashleigh, Ryan, and Nolan; her sister, Lois Maypole, and brother, Jim Crabtree.

All services will be private. Contributions may be made in Mrs. Scott’s name to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 555 Croton Road, Suite 111, King of Prussia, PA 19406 or by calling 610-664-9255, to Kennett Area Community Service, PO Box 1025, Kennett Square, PA 19348 or National Processing Center, The Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011 or by calling 800-272-3900.


  1. Joe and family, my sincere sympathy to you all! Gail was a pillar at Unionville Presbyterian for many years! I will surely miss her as will many others. May god with your strong faith give you strength to face each tomorrow. Peace to all. With sympathy, Joyce Parrett

    Joyce Parrett | June 22, 2022 at 1:50 PM

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