Obituary: Leonard Clarence Scamardo
Leonard Clarence Scamardo passed away from congestive heart failure on Feb. 18, 2019, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born to Salvatore Scamardo and Alice Montgomery Scamardo on Oct. 31, 1931, in Utica, New York.
His younger brother was Richard Scamardo and an adopted brother William Seifert. Len attended Proctor High School and Syracuse University. On Sept. 11, 1954, he married Marion Shong in her hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts. They lived in Whitesboro, New York, and raised three daughters.
Len had a 40-year career in residential and commercial real estate with Pyramid Companies, Sambos, Checker Auto, and Lucky stores nationwide.
In 1979, they moved to Scottsdale and eventually settled in Prescott. Len retired from Commercial Real Estate and went into business with his daughter, Alessandra, in 1987. They opened Sun West Gallery and Bead-it! This partnership lasted 25 years.
Len became involved in Prescott politics from 1994-2016. He held positions on the City of Prescott Advisory and Appeals Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, Prescott City Council, and Prescott Unified Code Development Committee.
Len loved golf and was a volunteer golf course Ranger at the Prescott Antelope Golf Course for over 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Marion; his three daughters and three sons-in-law, Maria and David Derminio of Carefree, Arizona, Alessandra and Dr. Richard Collison of Prescott, Arizona, and Carolyn and William McClure of St. Louis, Missouri; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and numerous family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be sent to support golf opportunities for young people at
A Celebration of Len’s life will be held at the Prescott Centennial Center near the Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019. Please RSVP to 928-713-9781 by Saturday, April 13, for a kitchen count.
Information provided by survivors.