Scott R. Hannigan passed away peacefully on Friday, June 25, 2021, from Cardiac Arrest. His wife, Lynda Darling, and sister-in-law, Sandi Rosenfeld, were both by his side. Scott, who was 73, was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He attended Central Catholic High School, and Portland State University. He earned a BS and MS in Economics and began his career working in Salem under Governor Tom McCall.
Scott later joined the electric utility, PacifiCorp, in 1978 as an analyst in the load forecasting area. At that time, there was considerable controversy about the company’s need for new sources of electric power. Management, as well as government officials, needed to make decisions based on technical arguments involving large statistical models. Scott stood out as someone who could make sense of the statistics. He was colorful and liked by all. Within a few years, he was promoted to Director of Forecasting. In the mid-80s, Scott was promoted to Director of Economic Development. His analytical and people skills helped him attract new business to the PacifiCorp area. By the late 1980s, his responsibilities expanded to include all marketing as well as energy conservation programs. In 1992, Scott became director of business development for Pacific Gas Transmission Co. There, he was responsible for natural gas service agreements with new industries and electricity generation facilities.
In his later years he spent time being an Energy Consultant to several companies and became a licensed Tax Consultant. He enjoyed the challenge of finding ways to save money for his clients.
Scott leaves behind his loving wife, Lynda, of 46 years, and their many beloved Cats. When he was home, he always had one or more of his Kitties in his lap. He is preceded in death by his father, Michael Hanningan and his step-mother, Lorraine. He also leaves behind many wonderful friends and family.
There will be a “Celebration of Life Reception” on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Lakeside Gardens, 16211 SE Foster Rd. Portland, Oregon 97236. Friends and Family are welcome to drop by between 12 noon to 2:30pm. Join us in an afternoon of stories and memories of this kind and gentle man. If you are unable to attend, we understand. If you have aI u story or photo to share by email, you can send it to Scotthanniganmemories@yahoo.com
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oregon Humane Society or The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon.
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