Allan Curtis Schott, 73, of Payson, died Dec. 10, 2002 in Phoenix.
Mr. Schott was born Jan. 7, 1929 in Westfield, N.J.
He was a graduate of Westfield High School, and attended Bloomfield Technical College. He retired from Exxon Research and Engineering in Annandale, N.J. He received the Golden Tiger award, and the Fuel Chemistry team award.
He was credited with two United States Patents for Inventions in fuel chemistry research.
He retired to Payson from Washington, N.J. in 1996.
Mr. Schott was a minister of the Payson North Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, well-known and respected with the congregation and the community for his support for those in need.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond; mother, Lois; and brother, John R. Schott, who was killed in battle during WWII.
Mr. Schott is survived by Gloria M. Schott, his wife of 48 years; his children, Ginny Nagy of San Diego, Calif., Peggy Larson of Payson, and David Schott of Wilson-Boro, Pa.; grandchildren, Erica King, Michael Nagy, Angela Nagy, Andrea Nagy and Kaitlin Schott; sisters, Betty Hannon of Fanwood, N.J., Lois Mae Best of Sonoma, Calif., and Susan Matalenas of Mountaintop, Pa.; as well as 10 nieces and nephews, and his father-in-law, Edward C. Minthorne.
A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 13, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Payson.
Arrangements were handled by Messinger Mortuaries.