Born on December 19, 1969 in Akron, Ohio
Departed on August 3, 2021 in Palm Bay, Florida
PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Scott Edward Allender, age 51, passed away in Palm Bay, Florida, on August 3, 2021. Scott was born December 19, 1969, in Akron, Ohio to Sam Allender and Mary-Ann (Kuhar) Allender.
Scott grew up in Palm Bay, and was a graduate of Palm Bay High School, class of 1988. He spent four years serving our country in the United States Marine Corp, which he was very proud of. Scott received the Navy Achievement Medal by General Gray for his outstanding accomplishments during a joint service exercise. Scott spent 22 years with the City of Melbourne Fire Department as a Driver Engineer and Firefighter/Paramedic, where he held many accolades for his public servant position. He was a hard worker who also worked a second job for many years with Rural Metro Ambulance in Orlando. Scott was a very talented fisherman and loved his time spent at the Stick Marsh and many other lakes across the state. He fished many State Firefighter tournaments, Palm Bay Bass Masters tournaments and numerous charity tournaments.
Scott is survived by his loving wife; Michelle, his children; Alicia (Marc), Ciara (Adrian), Scotty and Sophia and his grandchildren, Athena, Joshua, Liam and Selena; his brother, Jeff (Makell) and nieces, Jessica, Rachel, and Deann and his sister, Jill (Cesar) and his nephew, Keith; his Godfather/Uncle Stan (Nada); as well as many, many lifelong friends and bonus family who he is so very blessed to have and too numerous to list. Scott is predeceased by both of his parents; Sam and Mary-Ann and his brother, Vincent.
Scott is loved by so many and had a heart of gold. He would do anything for his family, friends, or anyone really. He had a tough exterior but was a gentle giant. He was passionate about his job but loved his time on the lake. He enjoyed bass fishing, motorcycling, 4-wheeling, playing Clash of Clans and watching the Florida Gators play football. He was the leader of our family and loved us more than anything in this world. He was a believer in Jesus Christ, and we know he is seated next to our Lord and Savior in Heaven alongside his mom and dad, and his brother, Vincent. We’re certain he is looking down watching over us and wishing he was here to hold us. This past month has been the most difficult of our lives. Never did we think this was it, this was the end. We keep waiting for him to come home from his shift. It is absolutely surreal. We appreciate the outpouring of love and compassion. We hope that you’ll have patience with us as we move forward learning to live without the rock to our foundation.
Matthew 5:16 (NIV) reads: In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Romans 8:37-39 (NIV) reads: No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Chapel of Melbourne located at 2955 Minton Road West Melbourne, Florida 32904. A reception and celebration of Scott’s Life will follow at the Melbourne Auditorium located at 625 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating in Scott’s name to Tunnel to Towers Foundation Tunnels to Towers which honors our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our great country.
This man. As a child, I often babysat him along with his siblings. I nicknamed him "Houdini" for all of the times he snuck out of bed and escaped the upstairs through a hidden passage in his parents' closet. He was a character and I always knew he would love and be loved fiercely. Protective of his little sister and enormously distraught at the death of his brother. A hero to his country. A friend to his classmates. Fly high, Scott. And say hello to Vince and your folks for me.
I have known Scott’s children & wife for a long time and have always had a positive impact on my life. They’re great family to have in your life.
Michelle and family, may you find comfort in knowing love surrounds you. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Sending love and prayers to Michelle and family. Scott and I worked together at Bari Foods. He was the kindest and most thoughtful guy anyone one could meet. He will be so missed by everyone who’s lives he touched.
So sorry for you and your family. May strength find each of you in this difficult time. Scott will live forever in our hearts.
Scott was 1 of the first people I met after moving here from NYC in 1987. We opened Friendly's as part of the 1st crew. He was always a blast to be around and an awesome co-worker. I was in the station, the day he walked in and said he wanted to be a firefighter. He put his mind and heart into it and was one of the best I ever ran a call with, in Brevard or at Rural Metro in Orlando. An outstanding husband and father, talking highly of his wife and boasting of how proud of his children he was and loved his grandchildren. The last few years we didn't see each other often, but when we did, it was like we never missed a day. Always a friend, FOREVER MY BROTHER! Until we meet again, rest easy Scott. I miss you already.
Sending condolences to his family and praying for their strength to remember the wonderful memories. Take your rest Scott. Pirates Class of 88.
Michelle, our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and the kids. May you cling to Philippians 4:13 as you navigate these uncharted territories. Our Father and your beloved groom are holding your hands and not letting you go. All our love, to you and your incredible children & grand babies. With deepest sympathy and prayers , The Csady Family
My heart goes out to the Allender family in this great time of sorrow. God Bless you during this sorrowful time and know that you have so many shoulders to lean on. We all love you. The Haman Family
Words cannot express the pain of losing Scott. He was an amazing human being that we were blessed to call framily. So many memories and connections we have shared between our families. Our hearts are heavy as we continue to walk our earthly journey but may you Rest In Peace Scott until we meet again, thanks to our Savior Jesus Christ. We will continue to love and protect your precious wife Michelle, children and grandchildren and promise to make you proud. Love you so much.
Words cannot express the pain of losing Scott. He was an amazing human being that we were blessed to call framily. So many memories and connections we have shared between our families. Our hearts are heavy as we continue to walk our earthly journey but may you Rest In Peace Scott until we meet again, thanks to our Savior Jesus Christ. We will continue to love and protect your precious wife Michelle, children and grandchildren and promises to make you proud. Love you so much.
Michelle and family,
My heart aches for all of you. Please know that you and your beautiful family are in my constant thoughts and prayers.
May Scott rest in peace and forever watch over you all. My very deepest sympathies are with you all. Sending hugs and much love.