Scott Gillis

Obituary of Scott Thomas Gillis

Scott Thomas Gillis, 40, a resident of Barber Ave in Greenwich, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 27, 2020 at his home due to a long struggle with diabetes and other health issues. He was born on January 7, 1980 in Glens Falls, NY, to Mary Lea (Crozier) Phillips and Thomas Gillis. Scott graduated from Greenwich High School in 1998 and went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Business Mmanagement from the College of Saint Rose. He worked as an account manager for the New York State Department of Mental Health in Albany. Scott was a professional man, always meticulous in everything he did. He was a kind considerate smart man who would give the shirt off his back to those who needed help. He was a great cook, give him leftovers or anything in the pantry and he could turn it into a feast. He and his best friend Ernie spent many good times hunting and fishing together. In high school he loved playing sports, weightlifting, and was one hell of a boxer, even though he did not enjoy hurting people. Scott will be missed by all who knew him, but his legacy of hard work, determination and kindness will be remembered by all. He was predeceased by his grandparents Richard F. Crozier and Jean (Connery) Crozier, Burton, and Janice Gillis; aunt Susie Crozier; uncle David Gillis. Scott is survived by his loving mother Mary Lea (Jeff) Phillips; father Thomas (Mary) Gillis; brothers Keith Sprague and Mike Almy; sister Becky (Christopher) Derway; aunts, Birdie (Steve) Petteys, Joyce (Richard) Dixson; cousins Michael Crozier, Nicholas Peters, Joshua (Suzanne) Jennings, Zachary (Luelen) Jennings, Jacob (Mackenzie) Jennings, Jennifer (Steve) Wilcox and Haley (CJ) Wilcox; nephews Declan, Marshall and Stanley Jennings, and Ian Derway; niece Izabel Derway; best friend Ernie Weir and his 2nd best friend his beloved dog Tyson. A private celebration of Scotts life will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at the Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 80 Main St, Greenwich, NY, 12834 with the Rev. Edward Kacerguis officiating. Internment for those who wish to attend will be held at 2:30 pm in the Greenwich Cemetery, County Route 52, Greenwich, NY, 12834. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes’s Association at or the American Heart Association at Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at