Mr. Andrew M. Scales of Tafton, PA died Monday, January 24, 2011 peacefully at home .  He was 33.

Andrew M. Scales

Mr. Andrew M. Scales of Tafton, PA died Monday, January 24, 2011 peacefully at home .  He was 33.

He was born August 19, 1977 in Williamsport, PA the son of Thomas R., IV and Julie E. Hinkley Scales.

Andrew was a devout catholic making religion part of his daily life and a member of Queen of Peace R.C. Church, Hawley, PA. 

He was a cum laude graduate of Marywood University earning a Bachelor of Arts in history.  Andrew was in the process of earning his Masters in Theology from Catholic Distance University in Virginia.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association.  Andrew was an avid reader a computer genius and the world’s greatest Philadelphia Eagles Football Fan.  He loved to watch NASCAR racing and had great knowledge and loved to study the history of the American Civil War.

A family statement read:  ‘’Andrew was our red headed angel, who despite the hand he was dealt in life, he played it to the fullest.  His faith in God and love of his family provided his strength and fortitude to live such a courageous life.  We will miss him more than life itself, but he is in the loving arms of his brother and Grandparents.  Andrew, we love you to the sun and moon and all the world around…. forever and always……’’

Surviving are: Father and Mother:  Thomas Russell Scales IV and Julie Hinkley Scales at home; Aunt: Paula Roberts and her husband Michael, Port Jervis, NY; Aunt and Godmother: Jacalyn Duczeminski, McCordsville, IA; Aunt: Georgianne Clark,                                                                         Kauneonga Lake, NY; Aunt: Virginia Brink and her husband Keith, Port Jervis, NY; Aunt:            Geraldine Duryea and her husband Joseph, Ocala, FL;

Also his loving cousins, close friends and extended family Godfather: Richard Burley, Munsy, PA; God Daughter:  Calie Hinnrichs, Ocala, FL; predeceased Brother: Thomas Russell Scales V, he died March 22, 2004 ; predeceased Paternal Grandfather:  Thomas Russell Scales III; predeceased Paternal Grandmother: Helen Scales; predeceased Maternal Grandparents: John ‘’Jack’’ and Loretta Hinkley.

Friends may call at the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis on Friday,  January 28, 2011 2-4 and  7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 with a 9 a.m. prayer at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's R.C. Church, 46 Ball St., Port Jervis, NY with Rev. George LaGrutta officiating.

Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to:  Tafton Volunteer Ambulance,  PO Box 5, Tafton, PA  18464.

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 (845)856-5191  For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit