Scott Eric Althouse, 71, of Harrisburg passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, after suffering with Multiple System Atrophy.  He was the loving husband of Donna (Baer) Althouse for 49½ years.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Harold Althouse and SaraJane (Schell) Silcox.  Scouting and cross country were big parts of his life growing up.

He was a founding member of Community Evangelical Free Church of Harrisburg.  Scott worked originally at AMP, Inc. and retired after 40 years from T.E. Connectivity.  He was a graduate of IMI School that was in Reading.  Scott enjoyed gardening, camping, hiking, canoeing, collecting and reading Christian Classics, thinking of games for his grandchildren and just spending time with church family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Donna, Scott is survived by his three children Gregory Althouse, husband of Rebeka, of Palmyra, Valerie Althouse, of Woodside, New York and Kimberly Leary, wife of Jeffrey, of Warren, New Jersey; his six grandchildren Ethan, Kirsten, Taylor, Jason, Cohen and Christian who were fortunate to call him Gramps; sister Lori Benner, of Reading; and half-brother Norman Schell, of Greenfield, Massachusetts.  His church family was also very special to him.

A celebration of Scott’s life will he held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Community Evangelical Free Church of Harrisburg, 3640 Ash Street, Harrisburg.  Pastor Benjamin Vrbicek will direct this celebration.  Family and friends are invited to gather and pray before and after the service.  Everyone is invited to stay for a light luncheon following the celebration.  The service will be livestreamed on December 4th.  A link will be published here once available.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of these three organizations:

(1) Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110

(2) International Students Incorporated

By check: PO Box C, Colorado Springs, CO 80901 (indicate account #5821 for New York City ministry)

Online: and click on Ministry Partners

(3) Community Evangelical Free Church, 3640 Ash Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109 (indicate for the refugee ministry).