On Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, John Anthony Scordo, 77, of Bethany Beach died peacefully at home after a brief non-COVID-related illness, surrounded by family and loved ones.
John was born Feb. 28, 1943, in Baltimore, Md., to the late John and Margaret Scordo. He was also predeceased by his sister Margaret and his son Cory. John is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Terry Scordo; son Michael; grandchildren Tai and Sienna; and daughter-in-law Stephanie; his sister Rosalie; and brothers Jerry and Donald; as well as his beloved cat Church, his "good buddies" and extended family.
John grew up in downtown Baltimore as the youngest of five children. He served his country in the Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis and was stationed on the USS Independence. After his service, he attended The Baltimore Beauty and Barber School and began his lifelong career as an award-winning barber and hair stylist. He had an affinity for Doo Wop music and had the honor of hosting "The Bogie and Scordo" ‘50s radio show on Sundays. In 1980, John married his true love, Terry, a fellow hair stylist and mother to a young Cory. Together, they moved "down the ocean" and opened their own salon, Hair Snippery, nearly 40 years ago. John was an active member of his community and served as a voluntary member of the Bethany Beach Fire Department for 20 years. He was co-director of the Eastern Surf Association in the ‘80s, spending much of his time traveling up and down the coast with his son Cory and friends, to find the best surf spots. In February 1990, John and Terry welcomed their son, Michael Anthony.
John was a devoted husband and loving father who adored his grandchildren. As a proud Dad, Pop and Pop-Pop, he never missed the opportunity to show up at any and all events for his kids and grandkids. He was their number one fan!
John truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures. He was an avid car guy and belonged to the Ocean City Cruisers Car Club, and won many awards and trophies for his 55 Chevy Belair, AKA, “Blue Ice.” He enjoyed collecting vintage toys and listening to the jukebox. He took pleasure in his garden, cooking for his family and coloring with "Church."
John was best known for his kindness, sense of humor and love of life. He will be greatly missed by so many. The family will celebrate John's life privately due to the ongoing pandemic.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make contributions to Seasons Hospice Foundation, 8537 Solution Center, Chicago, IL 60677.