David “Scott” Beveridge, 67, of Webster, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Friday, January 12, 2024 surrounded by family and friends in Penn Highlands Mon Valley Hospital. Born in North Charleroi on August 31, 1956, he was the son of the late James Robert and June (Hart) Beveridge.
Scott was best known as a journalist and photographer for the Observer Reporter where he covered breaking news for over thirty years in the Mon Valley, and Washington and Greene Counties. Scott`s work has been featured in multiple publications including U.S. News & World Report, the Seattle Times, and the Washington Times. He has been recognized as one of the finest local Columnists or Reporters by the Pennsylvania Associated Press, and the Professional Keystone Press, along with receiving Golden Quill and other journalism awards. In 2004, Scott traveled to Vietnam as a temporary correspondent working under a prestigious World Affairs Journalism Fellowship.
Scott earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1978 and a Master of Arts at Duquesne University in 2005. He was passionate about promoting the work of other journalists and aspiring young writers along with contributing to his blog, "Travel with a Beveridge". Scott loved to travel, hang out with his friends, watch foreign films, and enjoy a hoppy IPA.
He is survived by his brothers, James L. Beveridge of Dallas, TX and Glen Kelly (Charity) Beveridge of Pittsburgh; beloved aunts, Shirley Hart Rozik of Greensburg and Bonnie Hart Rozik of Belle Vernon; nieces and nephews, Casey (Jerrod), Shannon, Dillon, Tori, Kami (Nicholas), Kyle, and Kenzie; close friends, Mary Leitao and Mike Jones; and numerous cousins.
To honor Scott`s wishes, there will be no public viewing or service.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 580 Circle Drive, Rostraver Township (724-929-7934) www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com
The family suggests contributions, in Scott`s memory, to the Washington County Community Foundation. www.wccf.net