Chase Patrick Scanlon, 20, of Carmel, passed away March 24, 2020. He was born November 3, 1999 in Rochester, New York, son of John and Angela Scanlon.
Chase was a 2017 graduate of Carmel High School. Most recently, he was studying Informatics at Indiana University, Bloomington.
As a part time employee of Prime Car Wash in Carmel, Chase loved his job and volunteered to work additional shifts when he was available.
In April 2017, Chase and 2 other students participated in the World DECA competition, and in their category of Business Operations Research Event, they were awarded 6th place in the world.
Chase enjoyed volunteering. When living in New York, he was an Altar Server for Mass. Locally, Chase and his family served at the Merciful Help Center delivering food baskets every year at Thanksgiving. Through the high school, he knitted caps that were donated to local hospitals for infants who were hospitalized. Chase volunteered at several nonprofit organizations.
At the age of 12, Chase was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. He experienced a lot of health challenges throughout his life with the biggest single challenge being the management of his diabetes. He was hospitalized numerous times as result; however, he remained positive, never complained or placed blame due to the disease.
Chase was very bright, intuitive and not afraid to speak what was on his mind. He was generous and would not think twice about giving family and friends anything they needed. The entire room would light up when Chase walked in. It was easy to know when he was home, because as large as life, he would walk into the house, singing as loudly as possible. Another way knowing Chase was home was every light in the house was left on and every kitchen cabinet door opened.
Chase was an excellent conversationalist and liked to engage in conversations regarding his future business plans and current events.
Spending time with friends was very important to Chase as he had a wide network of friends in Indiana and New York. Chase was gifted in that he easily and quickly made friends wherever he went.
Family was also very important to Chase. He loved family lake vacations with the Scanlon crew and spending the Christmas holiday with his grandparents and cousins in Missouri. Chase had a special relationship with his little sister, Lexi always providing her advice and counsel.
Chase played club Lacrosse for a couple of years in high school. He enjoyed playing tennis and shooting basketball with friends, but his newest passion was golfing. As often as possible, he golfed with his dad and friends.
Chase was taken way too soon; great things were within reach for him. As his mom, I will miss him bursting into the house as large as life saying, “Hi Mommy”. There are not a lot of 20-year-old young men who refer to the mother as “Mommy”, but Chase did, and he really did not care what other people thought about that or more importantly, what other’s thought about him. He was a unique individual who loved to have fun and that is exactly what made him so special, so loved and why he will be so missed.
Survivors include his parents, Jay and Angie Scanlon; sister, Lexi Scanlon; maternal grandparents, Bill and Jean Noller of St. Joseph Missouri; paternal grandparents, Jim and Donna Scanlon of Weedsport, New York; five aunts; six uncles and 13 cousins.
A private immediate family only service will be held Thursday, April 2, 2020 in the Convent of Our Lady Mount Carmel Catholic Church.
A Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life Ceremony will take place for family and friends once the Pandemic restriction have been lifted.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Chase, be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 225 S East St Suite 280, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Bussell Family Funerals, Carmel-Westfield is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
225 S. East Street, Suite 280, Indianapolis IN 46202