Scott (Skip) A. Englander, a lifelong Clevelander, and die-hard Browns fan known for shouting “catch the ball!” has passed away at sixty-eight years old on October 7, 2023 due to cancer. He passed peacefully in his home, cared for by his children and daughter-in-law. Skip attended and played football for Brush High School and Ohio Wesleyan University. He was a high school football coach at his Alma Mater, and he worked alongside his father, a WWII Veteran in the 101st Airborne, David Englander, to run their family business, Englander Hardwood Lumber. In retirement, he drove students at Case Western Reserve University who were injured and needed help getting to and from their classes. He was a family man, and his greatest pride was in raising his three children. He poured all of his love for athletics, coaching, and storytelling into his kids, and they benefited greatly from his humor, support, and encouragement. He taught his children to believe in themselves, to stand up for what they believe in, and that not just Sunday but everyday is for watching football. Many may remember him for being headstrong— ranging from his steadfast commitment to his principles, to his refusal to eat more than one Lays potato chip because a commercial once said “you can’t eat just one”. He is survived by his three kids: Matthew Englander (Erin), Joyce Englander Levy (Ariel), and Joanna Englander (Kenny), his grandchildren Quinton and Miles Englander and Vaughn and Nikola Levy, and the mother of his children, Laurie Englander Jones. He was preceded in death by his loving mother Ruth Bowen Englander and his father and role-model David Englander. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation, he has requested to support the Case Western Reserve University Baseball team; he never missed a game (or a practice) and there will be a plaque put in the dugout in his honor.

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  1. Laurie Englander Jones January 2, 2024 at 3:14 am - Reply

    The love of my life. I will always miss you. We should have stayed strong, solid, even when we lost so much.

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