PITTSFIELD – Scott Jaynes, 45, died Jan. 3, 2007, at home after a five month battle with esophageal cancer. Scott was born Sept. 11, 1961, in Syracuse, N.Y., to William and Dorothy (Drumm) Jaynes. He graduated from Baker High School, Baldwinsville, N.Y., in 1979. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy upon graduation and served 12 years. He received a good conduct discharge in 1992 as a boatswainmate first class. Most of those 12 years were spent in Virginia Beach, Va. He was stationed in Holy Lock, Scotland, for one tour, and was deployed on various ships throughout his naval career. He met his wife while they were both serving a ACB-2 in Little Creek, Va. Scott was a den leader for the Boy Scout Pack No. 428, Pittsfield, volunteered with the Pittsfield Community Little League and was a member of the Driftbusters Snowmobile Club, Pittsfield. Three years ago, Scott found the job of his dreams. He started working as a substitute teacher. He was then hired as an ed-tech at the Vickery School, Pittsfield. Scott enjoyed summers at Stetson shores. You would find him out in his boat fishing as the sun was coming up. Dutch oven cooking was his summer specialty. Every Sunday was spent having popcorn and watching the NASCAR. He loved lots of snow so he could take his son, Chad, snowmobiling and ice-skating. He also liked to take Chad on ATV trips. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Cynthia J. (Burr) Jaynes; their son, Chad P. Jaynes, both of Pittsfield; Scott’s son, Shawn Barker of Syracuse, N.Y.; his father, William Jaynes of Pittsfield; cousin, Jerry Jaynes and his wife, Maureen, of Syracuse, N.Y.; mother-in-law, Linda Lougee and her husband, George, of Newport; father-in-law, Lawrence Burr and wife, Faith, of Norfolk, Mass.; sister-in-law, Amanda Burr of Norfolk, Mass.; brother-in-law, L. Robert Burr of Newport; nieces, Maggie of Hartland, Emma and Allison Burr; a very special nephew, Patrick Burr, all of Newport; and special friends, Shelley, Mike and Nick DeMilia of Sterling, Mass. He was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy Oct. 26, 2005. The students and staff at Vickery School will sadly miss him. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main St., Newport. A celebration of Scott’s life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Calvary Baptist Church, 39 Grove St., Newport, with Pastor George Finnemore officiating. A reception will be held at the church after the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scott Jaynes Memorial Fund, care of Crosby & Neal, which will be used for music in the SAD 53 school system. The family wants Scott’s love of music to live on. Those who wish may sign an online register at www.CrosbyNeal.com