In Memory

Scott Landvatter

Scott Landvatter

Scott Alan Landvatter

1951 - 2022

Thank you to Thelxi Chanak Hauenstein and Rick Halterman for sharing this notice. 

Larkin Sunset Gardens - Sandy

1950 East Dimple Dell Road

Sandy, UT



May, 2 2022

6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Larkin Sunset Gardens - Sandy

Musician, educator, beloved brother, uncle, and friend, Scott Landvatter passed away on April 19th, 2022 at age 70 in Salt Lake. He is survived by a brother and 3 sisters and will be dearly missed.

Scott was born to Alfred & Bonnie Landvatter in SLC, Utah on December 21st, 1951. He had a great passion for people and music, attending the University of Utah studying Music Theory, Hindu-Christian studies, as well as Library and Information Science. While at the U of U, he was also the choir conductor at the Cathedral of the Madeleine for several years. After receiving his several Master's Degrees, he found a home and community in Chicago.

In Chicago, Scott shared his knowledge with bright young minds as he taught math and science to 5th graders in public schools, creating fun labs where students could test scientific theorems in true environments. He eventually found himself immersed in his love of music as he took a position as Bibliographer and Librarian for Music and Dance at the University of Chicago Library.

Scott lived a life full of friends and family who loved him very much, including his parents, siblings, and many nieces and nephews. Memories of scary stories told in the dark and neighborhood pranks will be remembered fondly along with music written and shared and long discussions about life, culture and art. He changed many lives, and we are all better for having known him.

We want to give special thanks to his friends, work colleagues and ward family in Chicago who provided so much service, love, and support. We also wish to thank the caregivers at Highland Care Center in Salt Lake City.

Services will be held Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. There will be a viewing on Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00pm and again Tuesday morning from 10:00 – 10:45am prior to the services. For information to watch the services online or to share a message of condolence or a favorite memory of Scott with his family, please visit

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Primary Children's Hospital.


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04/30/22 12:11 PM #1    

Alan Pearson

I remember Scott, but only as another face in the crowd, unlike many of you. Did any of us ever imagine the time when we would be eulogizing the same people whose faces were familiar to us every day in classrooms and the hallways? With everyone else I honor Scott for his exemplary life and contributions that live on.

05/01/22 06:00 AM #2    

Richard Halterman

I knew Scott from our 6th grade class at Canyon Rim. Nice guy, always funny.

05/01/22 12:56 PM #3    

Karen Wood (Morgan)

I'm very saddened to learn of Scott's passing.  I remember him well, his kindness and thoughtfulness.  I had no idea of his great work in the areas of education and music.  What an incredible difference he made in the lives of so many.  Sending my love and best wishes to his dear family and friends.  

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