Letter: ‘Long live, Scotty! We miss you!’
This month our community has been greatly diminished by the death of Scott “Scotty” Perasso.
Scotty was the definition of “random acts of kindness.” He always had a kind word and would go far out of his way to help or benefit a tourist or local alike. He was the kindest, most caring individual, yet he was a tiger in defense of those he loved and cared about, which was most everyone. He never sought accolades or compensation for his good deeds. He was the only truly selfless person I have ever met.
He bore the problems and setbacks that lay most mortals low without complaint, continuing without a whimper, still concerned and seeking to help those around him without a thought of himself.
We who knew Scott, and were proud to call him a friend, have been enriched by this friendship. We will always remember him and carry with this memory a piece of him in our hearts; and thus we are better people because of him and his actions. Our community, while lessened with his passing, is so dramatically better for his time among us. I feel tremendously sorry for those who never knew him. It is our duty to tell our stories of his kindness and to try to live our lives as he would have, keeping Scott and his actions alive.
He was a man among men and will be sorely missed.
Long live, Scotty! We miss you!
John W. Runnels
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.