James ‘Duane’ Scouten

James “Duane” Scouten, 70, of Washington Street, Spartansburg, Pa., died Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 19, 1949, in Corry, Pa., a son of the late Laurence and Patricia

“Patty” Taylor Scouten.

Duane was raised and educated in Spartansburg, Pa., graduating from Spartansburg High School.

Following graduation he served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in the late 1960s. Upon his return to Corry he began working for Dowell where he worked for many years. He also worked in the family business Scouten Auctioneering, which has been in the  family for generations. Most recently Duane worked for Hasbrouck’s Sand & Gravel.

Duane currently held a seat on the Spartansburg City Council and was a member of the Zem Zem Shriners Organization.

Model planes and power parachute flying were his passion and he loved bowling and golfing. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his dogs, Buster, who recently passed away, and Rocky.

Duane is survived by a daughter, Katrina Scouten of Oil City, Pa., and a son, Jody Gwin of Corry, Pa.; two brothers, Dana Scouten and his wife Carol of Corry, Pa., and Randy Scouten and his wife Rhonda of Spartansburg, Pa.; and his companion Becky Ruffner of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Also surviving is a grandson, Jacob Kennelley and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

No calling hours will be held.

Burial will be held privately by the family.

Memorials may be made to Humane Society of NW PA, 2407 Zimmerly Road, Erie, PA 16506.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bracken Funeral Home Inc., 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa.

To sign the guest book or send condolences, please visit www.brackenfh.com.