Scott Gilds, 63, of Bethlehem Twp., passed on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. Scott was diagnosed with liver cancer March 2020 and fought through over a year of treatment. He is the beloved husband of Lorianne “Lori” (Lindemuth) Williams and they shared their 25th wedding anniversary at home on November 15, 2021. Born on January 17, 1958 in Easton, he was a son of the late Donald and Ruth (English) Gilds.
Scott was a 1975 graduate of Freedom High School. He was a gifted carpenter and musician and ran his own construction business for many years. He most recently retired from Redner’s Warehouse in December 2019. Before his passing, Scott gave permission to break anonymity regarding his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Scott and his wife, Lori, first met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The beautiful life they built together was built on a foundation of recovery and Scott had over thirty years of sobriety at the time of his death. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, please reach out for help.
Scott will be remembered for his love of fishing, his ability to make gravy from a hot dog, his dedication to chocolate chip cookies and the beautiful music he shared through his guitar and harmonica. He was an active softball player, camper and lover of dogs and babies.
Survivors: He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Lori; daughter, Jennifer McGeehan and husband Timothy; son, Justin Williams and wife Kasey; grandchildren, Lillee and Claire McGeehan and Chase Williams; sisters, Dianne Powell and husband Jay and Donna Brown and husband Todd.
Services: A circle of comfort with the family will take place from 4-6 pm on Friday, November 26, 2021 at Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St. Bethlehem where the family will celebrate Scott’s life with friends and family. Scott’s celebration will continue with a party at Scott’s and Lori’s residence Friday evening immediately following the service. All friends and family are invited to gather with us Friday evening as well as come and go through Sunday at 11am (tent camp for the weekend or stop in and out as your schedule allows). Limited indoor sleep accommodations and public restrooms are available. Please reach out to Lori if you plan to tent camp or have dog needs that we can meet for the weekend.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Scott’s memory to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh Street, Allentown, PA 18103.
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