Scott Tomlin Pagnotto, born January 7, 1973, lost his lifelong battle with Fabry Disease on March 17, 2016, and is now healed and in the arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ.
From childhood on Scott served the church in various ministries. From the 4th grade through 12th grade, he was an acolyte in the Episcopal Churches he attended and was also active in campus ministries both in high school and Canterbury Episcopal ministry in college. Up until his passing, he served as a member of the Journey Worship Community of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church where he was involved in their intercessory prayer ministry, small groups Bible studies, ESL, and Walk to Emmaus among others.
Scott, a native Houstonian, was an alumni of Lake Washington High School, Kirkland, Washington, and graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas with honors. Scott's character was the epitome of a committed Christian man and his life included many achievements and experiences but none were greater than the relationships he enjoyed with friends and family. He touched many lives by his enthusiasm, generous heart, courage, creativity, compassion, and his offering of (sometimes unsolicited) advice.
Scott is preceded in death by his adopted father, Joseph Pagnotto, who is his forever Dad, mentor and best friend. He is survived by his loving mother, Carole, and his sister, Margaret (Meggie) Jablonowski, special aunt Earline Gray and many relatives.
We give heartfelt thanks to Scott's physicians whose professional and compassionate care lengthened his life: Dr. Christine Eng, Molecular and Human Genetics; Dr. Anil Sheth, Nephrologist; Dr. Jon Heine, Cardiologist; Dr. Godofredo Rossi, Neurologist.
Scott's final act of kindness is the gift of his body to Baylor Medical School, Houston, TX, in the hope that a cure will be found for Fabry Disease. In lieu of flowers, please give your donations to National Fabry Disease Foundation, 4301 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 404, Washington, D.C. 20008, and to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcomb Blvd., Houston, TX, 77030-4123.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the LORD, the righteousness Judge, will award to me on that day....” 2 Timothy 4:7-8