In Memory

Scott Lee Braunsroth

Scott L. Braunsroth (68) of Saint Johns, Florida passed away suddenly Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Scott is missed by his sister, Rhonda (Mike Oakes). He is also missed by his cousins Rick Warwick (Cyndi) and Skip Warwick, Uncles Douglas (Dorothy) and Merlin (Darnelle), nephew Mike Oakes (Aimee) and their sons Alex and Tyler, and many cousins and friends.

Scott was born in Jacksonville and grew up in Spring Park until age 8 when the family moved to Mandarin. He went from a high school nerd with a slide rule to being quite an adventurer. In his professional life, Scott worked many years in the field of orthopedic medicine. Early on he developed his own distinctive cast application style. Outside of work, the adventures began. He was in his element in the water and became a scuba instructor, cave diving and spearfishing along the way. As if that wasn’t enough, he also jumped out of a perfectly good airplane and flew an ultralight parasail plane that I (Rhonda) likened to a mosquito! Scott was also known for hosting fun, uniquely decorated Halloween parties for many years.

After leaving the medical field, Scott had the opportunity to put his diving skills, and camera/lighting technical abilities to good use. He contributed to the Water’s Journey documentaries, the film The Cave, and was part of the expedition exploring underwater Mayan caves in the Yucatan, which story was in National Geographic magazine and referenced him by name.

As his little sister, I tagged along after my brother for many years. Later on, he was supposed to look out for me, but I made that difficult for him! I have many memories with Scott from our youth. (Like the time I knocked his front teeth out with a golf club when he was trying to teach me a simple chip shot! I told him to move!) As adults, we made fewer memories together on life’s journey, but many of you have memories of Scott I’d love to hear.

There will be no services. However, you are please invited to share your best memories of Scott here so we can celebrate his life together.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Johns Riverkeeper, Florida Springs Institute, Our Santa Fe River, or other Florida waterway conservation organization of your choice.

Integrity Funeral Home


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08/06/19 08:16 AM #1    

William Patrick [Pat] Hinely

My first encounter with Scott was in PE class at du Pont: the coach called roll and pronounced his last name as "Brownsmouth." He took it in stride. I know the feeling. We were also both in Boy Scout Troop 319, along with classmates Richard Germain, Eddie Phelps, and Donald Beebe.

At Wolfson, Scott and I were bitten by the same shutterbug, and experimented with our new-found love of the possibilities of photography. Through his own work, which was well-represented in the yearbooks of 1968 and especially 1969, Scott taught me a lot about the potential for rendering everyday things spectacular through  techniques such as isolated focus, dramatic backlighting and juxtaposition. I will always owe him.

Scott had a surfboard the size of a small aircraft carrier. It was the one I rode most successfully in my brief surfing career. I remember a marvelous aquarium in his family home. It is not surprising that he would have gone on to work well in water, and I salute his professional accomplishments, aquatic and otherwise.

In the summer of 1970 we traveled together to a soybean field in the middle of a dirt racetrack in Byron, Georgia for the Atlanta Pop Festival, still the biggest concert crowd I've ever been in, and heard Jimi Hendrix, the Allman Brothers, the Hampton Grease Band and lesser lights. It was a good trip.

Scott was one of the good guys. I am glad he considered me a friend way back when. May he rest in peace.



08/07/19 10:39 AM #2    

Richard Dill Germain (Jr)

May Scott's soul float on the waves in heaven and may his soul continue to dive in the ocean of love with his family and friends! 

08/07/19 05:59 PM #3    

Frances Celina Rodriguez (Rohman)

 Scott was an EXCEPTIONAL guy!  He was an excellent diver and freely shared that knowledge with me and others. He was consistently a stickler for detail and all about SAFETY, which was a great thing when you were in the ocean, 90’ underwater and in the dark!

Scott was forever upbeat with a great personality! When he returned from UF, he hung out with us and attended many concerts with us. He LOVED Rock & Roll and having a good time. He also excelled at woodworking. I remember what an incredible job he did at restoring the wood interior of an older home on San Marco Blvd.  

Scott was extremely intelligent and always played it very low key. His Employer Orthopedic Doctors recognized what an exceptional talent he was and enlisted him multiple years to travel with them to Haiti to assist with their altruistic efforts in the OR. Scott was clearly a GREAT Person! I wish I had spent more time with him in our later years!

i hope he is diving in a beautiful clear sea somewhere exotic!

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