Marilyn "Lynn" B. Scarbath

  • Born: December 17, 1931
  • Died: October 18, 2019
  • Location: Rising Sun, Maryland

R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.

111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911

Tel. (410) 658-6030

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Message From The Family

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Lynn Scarbath was born on December 17, 1931 in a Philadelphia, PA hospital. Her parents were Thomas Harold Brown and Anna C. Schramm Brown. Lynn is survived by a brother, Elmer Ellsworth Brown (wife, Erma). She lived at Cedar Farm, Calvert Road, Rising Sun, MD for many years, attending Calvert Elementary School. During WWII, Lynn spent the school years in Miami, Florida attending Robert E. Lee Junior High School and Miami Senior High. At Miami High, Lynn was active in school sports (Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Badminton) and was president of the Miami High Girls' Athletic Association, a member of the Yearbook (MIAHI) staff, the National Honor Society, Girls' Council, the City-Wide Girls' Athletic Association (President), the Allied Youth, the Big Sis program, the Glee Club, and the Miami High Jamboree. She graduated in 1949 in a class of 665 students and was voted secretary of the senior class and Best All-Round Girl.
In the fall of 1949, Lynn became a student at The University of Maryland, College Park and graduated in 1953 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in the college of Physical Education, Health & Recreation. During her college years she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and was a Maryland Cheerleader. Lynn was married on June 6, 1953 to John C. (Jack) Scarbath and spent four exciting years accompanying her husband while he played Quarterback on two NFL teams (Washington Redskins & Pittsburgh Steelers) and one year of Canadian Football with the Ottowa Roughriders. After that, Lynn and her husband resided in Columbia, South Caroline for five years where Jack was a backfield coach for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.
Lynn was blessed with the birth of two sons, Thomas Dunn Scarbath & John Blair Scarbath. These two loving additions to the family were considered by her to be her most joyful and fulfilling accomplishments. The family returned to the Rising Sun area in 1962 and again resided on Calvert Road. In 1963 Lynn began teaching at North East High School where she coached the Volley Ball team and the Softball Team. In her last year of coaching her teams were undefeated and were County Champs. In 1970 Lynn began teaching in elementary school and spent the next 24 years teaching at that level, mostly at Calvert Elementary and Rising Sun Elementary but also with occasional assignments at North East Elementary, Charlestown Elementary, and Perryville Elementary. Lynn retired from teaching in 1994 and became a member of the Board of Directors of Union Hospital of Cecil County. She remained on that Board for 10years and was Chairperson of the Board in the last two years. Lynn was a member of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in Rising Sun and served as sacristan for many years.
In addition to her of husband of 66 years and her two sons, Lynn is survived by her two amazing daughters-in-law, Mary and Petra, who have lovingly taken the place of daughters she never had. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Sara, Derek, Zach, Kate, Mike and Emma and six great grandchildren Xavier, Caleb, Emmeline, Sophie, Reagan, and Luke. Other survivors include nephew, Thomas H. Brown (wife, Judy) and numerous great nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Lynn's life will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, 150 S. Queen Street, Rising Sun, Maryland 21911. Family and friends are being called to visit 1-hour prior on Thursday. A graveside service will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to, "St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church" or "The Amedisys Foundation" and send in c/o R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., P.O. Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hi Blair, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I was visiting mine this weekend when she told me about reading of your mom in the Whig. She had a long happy life. Hope you are well. Rich Crothers

Posted by Richard Crothers - Pasadena, MD - Acquaintance   October 28, 2019

Ms. Scarbath was a wonderful teacher and coach. I was a part of the teams that she coached at North East High School. She not only coached us about the sports, but coached us about life. She took interest in each one of us. Great mentor, lovely lady. My condolences to her family,

Posted by Diane Fritz - Port Deposit, MD   October 26, 2019


May She Now Rest in the Arms of Her Savior,Jesus Christ-+++-

Posted by JAMES O'Rourke - Rising Sun, MD - Family Friend   October 25, 2019

To Jack & Family,
Ann & I taught with Lynn in the early 1950" at North East high School: She was a remarkable lady and teacher. All you have to do is hear her name and you smile.
Ann & Wayne Hill

Posted by wayne Hill - North East, MD - Friend   October 25, 2019

40 years a Catholic priest now with close to as many assignments, I've never seen a woman's smile as beautiful as yours, Lynn and know that I will ever be on my knees thanking the Lord for bringing me to your side as you closed your eyes to this life opening them in Heaven.

Posted by John Abrahams - Port Deposit, MD - Friend   October 23, 2019

Mr. Scarbath, I am sorry to hear about Mrs.Scarbath passing. I have thought of her often over the many years since I was a student of hers. She was the teacher, coach & mentor that all who knew her were truly fortunate. She was an extremely special person and will be missed by many. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Fran Abrams

Posted by Fran Abrams - NORTH EAST, MD   October 23, 2019

Jack, Blair, Tom and Family,
What a great lady and my teacher. She was always smiling and always asked me how I was doing.
Thoughts and prayers
Brian Lockhart

Posted by Brian Lockhart - Gainesville, FL - student   October 23, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Posted by Steve and Kathy Akridge - Moseley, VA - Family Friend   October 22, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.
Bill and Pat Bernschein

Posted by Bill and Pat Bernschein - !urrells Inlet, SC - Friend   October 22, 2019

Lynn was a beautiful person inside and out and it showed .Her loving smile and gentile manner exuded hospitality and warmth to everyone she approachable and inclusive, she will be sorely missed!
And to Jack, we are so sorry for your Great loss!

Posted by Ed and Betty Newell - Conowingo, MD - Friend   October 22, 2019

Lynn was a GRAND LADY and wonderful person. Rest in peace Lynn.

Carol & Carl Roberts

Posted by Carl Roberts - Perryville, PA   October 22, 2019

Dear Jack, Tom, Blair and family
Debbie and I are so sorry for your loss. Lynn is heaven's gain. Lynn was very inspirational to me as a young man. She was always physically and mentally fit and she led a life of service which benefitted our community and the greater good. She also assisted me in creating an amazing soccer team back in the early 90's when she assessed the athletic skills of her elementary students at RS and would say John you may want to call that one We had some cheerful laughs as this small group of boys from RSES crushed every team we played in Harford County. We couldn't have done it without her!!
She will be missed.
I would've remiss not to mention her competitiveness! Volleyball on Sunday nights with my Dad at RS high. As I shot basketball I would hear them dive and hit the floor to make the save! She always set the example of giving each task her best shot. I hope her grandchildren follow suit!

Posted by John Taylor - Rising Sun, MD - Friend   October 22, 2019

Such an amazing woman who had given us all a great deal of unconditional love and guidance throughout the years. My Aunt Lynn had the best smile and laugh and was always there for me and my family. She will be missed tremendously but know she is having a great time with my mom right now, Dale Scarbath Trapnell. I love you Aunt Lynn!

Posted by Maggie Trapnell - Clearwater, FL - Family   October 21, 2019

Lynn was so special , loved, admired, and respected by everyone she came in contact with. A loss beyond words for the Rising Sun and University of Maryland community. If ever there was an angel on Earth, it was Lynn. Now, she is among the Angels in Heaven. To Jack and the Scarbath family go our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Johnny Holliday - MD - Family Friend   October 21, 2019

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