Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Scott Edward Kierenia

                                                                   12/7/1976 – 6/6/2024 

Scott Kierenia, 47, gained his angel wings on June 6th, 2024.  Scott was born on December 7, 1976 in Plainfield, New Jersey, and grew up in Edison NJ.  The son of Charles and Gail Kierenia; Scott had 3 wonderful sisters growing up, Lisa, Tammy and Sue.  Scott was a 2000 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy.  After graduating, Scott became a pharmacist and was able to do what he truly loved, which was to help other people.  Scott and his friends from college decided to move to Virginia where he met his future wife, Lisa Coleman.  Scott and Lisa were married in Daytona Beach on May 25th, 2008. They lived in Alexandria and decided to move to Orlando when they were expecting their first child.  Scott and Lisa grew their family while living in Winter Garden, FL.  Their son, Landon, was born on 3/25/2011 and daughter, Ava on 4/25/2013; they were blessed.

 Scott was an amazing person with an infectious smile.  He was the life of the party, would give you the shirt off his back, poured his heart into coaching the kids’ soccer teams and always put others first.  Scott never met a stranger; he always found a way to quickly connect with people and make long-lasting friends.  Scott loved God.  He loved and cherished his mother’s memory, always admired and cared for his father, adored his sisters and valued his role as an uncle.  He loved his wife and kids more than anything in the world and always made time to spend with them.  He was a true family man.

Scott lived for his kids’ soccer seasons.  He dedicated so much time to planning with his fellow coaches, preparing line-ups, and encouraging all of his players to develop both their on-field skills as well as their life skills.  Scott’s presence on the field was felt by all and he would go home from the games with a hoarse voice. 

He absolutely loved rap music, hip hop, Dave Matthews, NY Giants, Soccer (especially coaching), his soccer families, NY Knicks, his amazing Pez dispenser collection, slurpies,  his favorite movie Elf, entertaining friends, elaborate (and very large) Halloween costumes and in general just loved to enjoy life surrounded by family and friends.

Scott was able to fuel his passion for helping others into a career in pharmacy.  He used his pharmaceutical knowledge both at his job and in life by always offering to counsel friends and strangers on their medications.  Scott’s desire to help others didn’t stop with his pharmacy advice. He always offered to help those around him.  Scott had a heart of gold and was an amazing son, brother, uncle, husband, father and friend.  

Scott is survived by his loving wife, Lisa; his son, Landon; his daughter Ava; and their dog, Barkley; his father, Charles; his sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Jim and their daughter, Jess; his sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Steve; their daughter and son, Rachel and Nick; his nephew, Erik; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gloria and Mark; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Todd and Eunyoung; and their daughter, Cate.  Scott was preceded in death by his mother, Gail and his sister, Sue.  

Please join us in Celebrating Scott’s Life on Friday June 14th at 11am.  We ask that everyone attend in Florida casual attire, as we know that’s much more Scott’s style and would be his preference.

The Celebration of Life will be held at Henry Chapel, First Baptist Church of Orlando.  The address is  3000 South John Young Pkwy Orlando, FL 32805.  There will also be a reception after for family and friends at Faith Hall. 

To continue Scott’s focus on helping people in need, in lieu of flowers, and in his honor, please consider a donation to Dave’s House, whose mission is to end homelessness for men and women with serious mental illnesses  https://www.daveshouse.org/scott-kierenia-memorial-fund


Anonymous said...

To Scott's family I can't imagine what you are going through! A loss is never easy I actually loss my father back in 2017 right before Father's Day as well. I hope you know you aren't alone. Scott you are loved on this earth no matter what❤️

Megan Welbourne said...

Things that have always and will always make me think of Scott:
When In Rome, credit card roulette, Kevin Rudolph’s Let it Rock, ceviche, Pizzeria da Baffetto in Rome, Chenay Bay, the Blue Grotto… the list goes on and on.
Scott was one of the nicest and most fun humans I have ever met and I am glad I was able to call him a friend. My heart goes out to Lisa, Landon and Ava and all of his friends and family. He was a much loved guy.
I will steal a wine carafe in your honor next time I am in Rome and dip my toes into the water and sand next time I’m in St. Croix Scott. ❤️

Diana Trang said...

I really can't believe that you are gone my friend. Every time I think about it it just brings me to tears it just every way I think about it. I just can't believe it. Like I just can't. I it just it hurts and I'm like trying to wrap my mind around it. I'm like this can't be happening. You are a great friend to have in my life. I've been so blessed to have you as my friend and I'm glad I did. You will always be loved and missed my friend and I know you are in heaven but still Happy Father's Day. Regardless, I appreciate your friendship, miss and love you 💚