JOBIT: Van Scoyoc, Carol L. [MC1982 RIP] on 2017-02Feb-12


Dear John,

            Attached article from the New York State Bar News,March/April 2017 Edition reports the passing of Carol Van Scoyoc,’82.

             May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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STATE BAR NEWS March/April 2017

Chair Van Scoyoc remembered for doing the ‘right thing’

The State Bar mourns the loss of Carol Van Scoyoc of White Plains, chair of its Local and State Government Law Section. She died February 12 following a battle with cancer.

“Carol always strove to ‘do the right thing’ in her professional and personal lives,” said Richard K. Zuckerman, acting chair of the section. “We were honored to have her as our leader, our mentor and our colleague.”

Van Scoyoc, chief deputy corporation counsel for the City of White Plains, joined the State Bar and the Local and State Government Section (then known as the Municipal Law Section) in 1994. She was elected to join the section’s Executive Committee in 2004 and became section chair in 2015.

Van Scoyoc, who received the State Bar’s 2012 Award for Excellence in Public Service, began her legal career as an assistant county attorney for Westchester County and later served as the assistant chief deputy Westchester County Attorney.

Among her many accomplishments, she served as counsel in approximately 150 cases, including Matter of Westchester County Medical Center (Mary O’Connor), which, as a result, led to major changes to New York’s health care proxy forms to protect the mentally incapacitated.

She was a past president of the Westchester Bar Association, past chair of its Municipal Law Section and was editor-in-chief of the Westchester Bar Journal.

Van Scoyoc was an adjunct professor at Pace University’s Graduate School of Public Administration. She graduated summa cum laude from Manhattan College and earned her law degree from Pace University School of Law.

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Carol L. Van Scoyoc
1960 – 2017 

Carol Lynn Van Scoyoc, of White Plains, NY, passed away February 12, 2017. She was 56. Carol was born February 16, 1960 in Englewood, NJ to Elaine H. Pasqua and the late William E. Van Scoyoc.

For the past 22 years, from April 1995 to the present, Carol served as the Chief Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City of White Plains. She received the Above the Bar Award in 2011 for Outstanding Public Service Attorney. She served as past president of the Westchester Bar Association, and she served as an Executive Committee member of Municipal Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Devoted daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend, Carol had two passions in her life, love of family and the law. Her professional acumen and excellence were only surpassed by her dedication and kindness to all people.

Besides her mother, Elaine, Carol is survived by her brother, William F. Van Scoyoc, and her sister, Susan J. McDonald. She is also the loving aunt to Melissa McDonald, James McDonald, Morgan Van Scoyoc and John McDonald.

In lieu of flowers please send donation to either Pace Law School, Pace University – Gift Processing Center P.O. Box 419268 Boston, MA 02241-9268 or Westchester County BAR Foundation c/o WCBA 1 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601

Visiting hours are Thursday 2-4 & 7-9pm and Friday 4-8pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday 10 am at St. Eugene’s Church Yonkers, NY. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett 491 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 949-7777

Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 15, 2017


Van Scoyoc, Carol L. [MC1982 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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