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Scott Lewis Mckay

February 4, 1952 — March 3, 2024

Scott Lewis McKay, 72, died peacefully on March 3, 2024, surrounded by family.

Born in Arlington Heights, Illinois, to Leland Everett and Carol Lewis McKay; he spent his childhood on Hawthorn St. and Kasper Ave. with close friends who knew to go home when the streetlights came on. Summers were spent in Wisconsin on Castle Rock Lake at the Clark/McKay Cottage. Long summer days were filled with walleye fishing and styrofoaming (a version of tubing).

Scott graduated from Arlington High School having played Varsity Tennis and assembling a wonderful group of lifelong friends. He graduated from University of Illinois with a degree in business. He was a proud FIJI fraternity brother; again, gathering a group of cherished friends.

Encouraged by his brother Randy, Scott moved to the Pacific Northwest. While working and getting his MBA, he also found love and companionship with Naomi (Sullivan) McKay. They married on July 2, 1983. Scott’s professional endeavors spanned finance and sales, while his most important role was raising his daughter, Rachael.

His love was being on the water, fishing, and boating. Weekends were spent in and around the Puget Sound with the ‘Sullivan Beach’ a favorite destination.

After retiring, Scott and Naomi moved to Tracyton, WA, where Scott reveled in the simple pleasures of tending to the yard on his tractor, with his dog, hosting family and friends, and looking out at Dyes Inlet and the Olympic Mountains.

Scott is survived by his wife of 40 years, Naomi McKay, his daughter Rachael (Halit Akgun) McKay, granddaughter Madeline Akgun, brother Randy McKay, sister Kyle (Tim) Wolfe, nieces Carlee and Kylene Wolfe, sister and brother in-laws Catherine Morrow, Dan (Kathleen) Sullivan, Noranne (Al) Olson, Steve (Mary) Sullivan, Tim (Patti) Sullivan, Sean (Wendy) Sullivan.

He is preceded in death by his parents Leland and Carol McKay, father and mother-in-law John and Catherine Sullivan and brothers-in-law Eamon Sullivan and Bob Morrow.

If you were a friend of Scott’s, you were a friend for life.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) at

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