Andrew Walter Scamman, 53, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away on April 19, 2023 at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, IN, after an extremely short battle with metastatic liver cancer.
Andy was born on September 11, 1969 to Donald W & Vinie M Scamman in Exeter, NH. After graduating high school, his desire to fly helicopters led to civilian flight training. In order to secure his dream job of flying EMS missions, Andy gathered flight hours flying tours in Alaska and Hawaii, where he gained many memories and met special friends. After earning his flight hours, Andy started his career as an EMS helicopter pilot – his dream. His dream ultimately led him to Evansville, Indiana, where he met the girl at Welborn Lifeflight in 1996. Married on March 5, 1998 to Amy Lynn Roney, they went on to fly together on Lifeflight until the birth of their daughter, Hannah Brielle Scamman, on September 2, 1999. Besides Welborn Lifeflight, Andy also proudly flew for AirEvac LifeTeam and Arch Air Medical before transitioning into the realm of management for Air Methods Corp. Andy recently loved his time working in the healthcare field serving as Security Team Lead at Deaconess Henderson. He considered himself a “Dad” and friend to the many employees he encountered on a daily basis. His smiles, laughter, jokes, and one-liners will leave an imprint on the lives of all he touched!
Andy was unwaveringly selfless, a true gentleman, and beacon of light to everyone who knew him. He was determined to provide for his wife and daughter to give them the life he knew they deserved. Anyone who knew Andy knows that his family meant more to him than anything else in the world, something he was always sharing with those around him. Andy was unendingly proud of Hannah; she was his whole world and best friend.
Andy was also a passionate black belt martial artist and could often be found at Integrity Martial Arts in Princeton, IN with his Brother in Arms Isaac Birch when his health allowed. He was also a Founding Member of CCRT (Civilian Crisis Response Team) Indiana and Executive Director of Disaster Services Branch of CCRT alongside JR Grounds. Many of his weekends were spent in training and enjoying time with various teams and instructors.
Andy was preceded in death by his father Donald W Scamman; maternal grandparents, Sherman and Pauline Chester; and paternal grandparents Richard & Barbara Scamman. He is survived by wife Amy Lynn Scamman & daughter Hannah Brielle Scamman of Fort Branch, mother Vinie May Scamman of Fort Branch, brother Rilio Morsch of Seattle, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family requests that if anyone wishes to make a memorial contribution, that they be made to Linda E. White Hospice House. There will be a memorial/celebration of life at Deaconess Henderson in the near future.
Sherman Chester says
We are so sorry for your loss. Like the excerpt mentioned: Andy was funny—and fun to be around. I remember when I was a kid, I’d see his truck in the driveway at 3 Webster Ave and race over to Grammy and Grampy’s (Sherman and Pauline Chester) house to visit with cousin Andy—cause you knew he was going to make you laugh. I hadn’t seen him in a while, and didn’t know he had been battling health issues, but I will always cherish those memories from back then in Exeter. Prayers and condolences to all.
Diane Ficorelli says
Again, we are so so sorry for your loss. Andy was certainly one of those very special people and we are thankful for his friendship and support during our years in Evansville. You will all have a fierce and loyal angel watching over you. Love and hugs, Jhett and Terry Ficorelli.
Tracey & Michael Chatigny says
My Prayers go out to you Amy & Hannah … always treasure every memory you have . You have your own high flying angel now and for ever 🕊
Jay Suedmeyer says
Andy was such a powerful uplifting happy person who I loved flying with in Sparta Illinois
Andy kept me smiling, laughing
and got me back home safely to my family at the end of every shift
Blessings and prayers to Amy and Hannah. Your husband and Dad was an amazing pilot friend and person
Eddie Cox says
Andy was a fine example of what all men should strive to be. He will be greatly missed by us all.
Carolyn Kasten says
Andy was an amazing pilot and leader. I enjoyed working with him and he will be sorely missed by many. He always had a kind word and a smile. My deepest condolences to Amy and Hannah and the rest of his family and friends.
Bruce Scamman says
We are so sorry for your loss. Andy was a few years older then me and I always looked up to Andy. Wishing Amy, Hannah, and Vinie, peace and love from New Hampshire.
Bruce and Amanda Scamman
Jean Eichhorn says
Bruce, I am saddened by your loss too. Blessings to all your family.