Scott Joseph Gogreve, a native of Baton Rouge, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the age of 40. He was a graduate of Bishop Sullivan High school, where he played on the soccer team. He attended Northwestern State University. He later moved to California and worked in the film industry on commercials and television as a production assistant and later progressed to the art department. Scott was an avid Saints fan who had a passion for dogs, golf, video games and a love of visiting museums. Strong in his beliefs, Scott had a huge heart of gold and never met a stranger. He will be dearly missed by all who had the opportunity to know him and experience his capacity to love.
Scott is survived by his daughter, his pride and joy, and what he considered his greatest accomplishment, Jewel Gogreve and her mother, Ana de la Pena; his mother and step father, Karen and Fred Skal; sister, Kristy Elias (Cory); step brothers, Fred John Skal (Trisha) and Shawn Skal; step sister, Shelley Skal; nieces and nephews, Helen, Josh, Katelyn, Lauren, Brandan, Ethan, and Devin; uncles, Chuck Gogreve (Dinah), Bart Gogreve (Joan), Jay Gogreve (Sharon), Jack Gogreve (Giovanna), Steve Sallinger (Michele), and Rick Sallinger; aunts, Barbara McCurdy (Annette) and Ann Elks; and numerous cousins.
He is preceded in death by his father, Donald Joseph Gogreve; maternal grandparents, Melba and Allen Sallinger; and paternal grandparents, Jewell and C.A. Gogreve.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 9am until funeral service at 11:30am. His final wishes were to go back to California and be at peace in his favorite place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Scott’s name to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Alex Vidan, Mark Comish, David Clayton, Richie Burtt, Jack Gogreve, Cory Elias, Fred John Skal, and Shawn Skal.
Friends and family are invited to sign the guestbook or leave a personal message to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I will always remember Scott and his fun loving free spirit. Someone so special can never be forgotten. Thinking of you and your family.
Amanda ArthurAustin, TX
No words can console a Mothers’s broken heart when she loses her child. My prayer for you is that you find peace recalling the joys your beautiful Son brought you while sharing with you the life you gave him on earth. We have the ones we cherish for only a short time on earth but our love and precious memories remain with us all the days of our lives.
Cathy QuartararoMetairie, LA
Karen, I just see Scott's obit. When I saw the photo, I saw Don. I remember a sweet kid. And I remember Don as a model that I have worked to emulate . . .. . . Sorry to hear of his so early death.
Dan HendersonNew Orleans, LA
Scott, I fondly remember your generosity of spirit, even as a young boy. May the angels lead you into paradise. Rest In Peace. We will be thinking and praying for your family. God’s blessings be with you all.
Ryan EllisSeattle, WA
Our condolences to your family at this difficult time. Scott will be missed. But he will always be a presence in his daughter, Jewel's, life.
Abelardo and LindaSouth Pasadena, CA
Kristy, I am so sorry to hear of your brother passing. Please know that I have your entire family in my prayers. Sherman
Sherman BrownPrairieville, LA
Good Byes are not forever, they simply mean I will miss you until we meet again. So Scott , til then.
Mary Ann & Kevin ChurchillAnnapolis, MD
Karen and Kristy,
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joanne SchmidtNew Orleans, LA
Karen and Kristy,
I was shocked by seeing this. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you. He and Don are together again.
John GautreauMiramar Beach, FL
Karen: Donna and I are shocked at Scott’s death. So very sorry. We are unable to be there with you because we are on our way to a wedding in Charlotte, NC. Our prayers are with you and Kristy. Jak & Donna Kunstler
Jak & Donna KunstlerBaton Rouge, LA
Karen and the Gogreve Family,
We offer our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Scott. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve & Gina Prechter
Steve & Gina PrechterNew Orleans, LA
Karen and Kristy,
We are so sorry to hear of Scott's death. He was always such a sweet one and we enjoyed him visiting with us. He always made us laugh. I know you will miss him dearly. Let us know if there is any way we can help. Sending love to all of you.
Jan and Richard BurttBaton Rogue, LA
Jay and Sharon and family, my prayers to you all.
Connie and Jack
Connie Terranova HallMetairie, LA
Karen, Fred & family,
We are praying for all of you and send our deepest sympathies.
Norma & Jim Rutledge
Jim RutledgeBaton Rouge, LA
Sending love and light to all.
Patrick Day-Los Angeles, CA
Karen and Kristy, our hearts go out to you. We are saying prayers for all of you.
Mark O'Neal and the O'Neal Family
Mark O'NealBaton Rouge, LA