Winfield Scott Tompkins III, resident of
Queen Anne’s County, passed away
on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at
Somerford Place in Annapolis. He was
79. Scott was born May 10, 1940, in
Syracuse, New York, the son of
Winfield Scott Tompkins II and Grace
Scott graduated from Nottingham
High School, Class of 1958, and
proceeded to receive his dual Bachelor of Science degrees from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry and
Syracuse University in 1962. A member of the U.S. Air Force ROTC, upon college graduation, Scott was commissioned as a Lieutenant and served as an Avionics Officer until 1965.
On August 2, 1963, Scott married Julie Ann Zeh, of Long Island, NY. After completing his Air Force duties, Scott attended Cornell University and graduated in 1967 with an MBA from the SC Johnson College of Business. IBM recruited Scott straight from graduation, where he had a 25+ year career and then continued with Lockheed Martin until he retired in 2002.
Scott was a lifetime boater, a 54-year member of the United States Power Squadron and Past Commander of the Kent Narrows Sail & Power Squadron, member and past president of the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boating Society, and pursued his hobby of restoring classic boats with a retirement job at Dockside Boat Works.
Scott’s death was preceded by Julie, his beloved wife of 55 years, in 2018. Scott is survived by his two daughters Holly Ann Tompkins (husband, Bradley Cole) of Annapolis, MD, and Robin Zeh Tompkins (husband, Andrew Kidder) of Bristol, VT, and one grandson, Aidan Scott Conner.
In lieu of flowers or other gifts, the family asks that donations be made to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD, or to Hospice of the Chesapeake.