The Arc Remembers Scott McClease

March 5th, 2020

Scott McClease joined The Arc of Essex County family in early 1997 when he began attending the Arcompany Day Program.  In 2006, he moved into the Verona Supervised Apartments program and eventually transferred to the West Caldwell Hub Day Program.  He passed from natural causes in early March.

Scott was kind, compassionate, and outgoing, developing deep relationships with his peers and staff and earning him the title of Prom King at The Arc’s 2019 Day Programs prom.  He loved all types of music and dancing.  He was an avid sports fan and was active in his community.

The Arc of Essex County conveys its condolences to the McClease family and Scott's extended Arc family during this difficult time. If you would like to make a donation to The Arc of Essex County in Scott's memory, please visit and note that your donation is in memory of Scott – an acknowledgement of your tribute will be sent to family members.