The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 5, 2014

Scott Corey Islam Jr.

The Commercial-News

---- — Scott Corey Islam Jr., 33, of Danville, died at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

He was born on Aug. 9, 1980, in Danville, the son of Scott C. Islam Sr. and Starla (Cundiff) Islam. He was married to Tiffany Bruso on Aug. 14, 2012, in Danville. She survives.

He was preceded in death by: his paternal and maternal grandparents, Nicki Islam and Bette Elliott, and Clifford H. and Roberta G. Cundiff; his uncles, Cliff Cundiff Jr. and Jeff Islam; aunt Debbie (Islam) Myers; and an infant from his marriage with Tiffany.

Scott also leaves behind: his parents, Starla and Scott Islam Sr.; his sons, Makani Thomas and “Any day” Malakai Ninja Islam; his daughters, Leilani Islam and Hayleigh Bruso; his brothers, Sgt. Devin Geisert and Justin Shaw; his sister, Angela Elliott; his special cousin/brother, Joey (Sarah) McQueen; his godchildren and special nephews, Tevin “baby boy” McQueen, Kyler Modglin, Kaleb “Wiggles” McQueen, Carter “Batman” McQueen and Bentley “Bean” McQueen; special cousins, Nathan, Laurie and Nicki and the Islam, Elliott and Perez family; godchildren, Sophia Rose, Cameron Howard, Little Joe Joe Flores, Gina and Julianna Spenser, Gaylen Lee Connelly; and a special aunt, Brenda “Aunt B” Martin; grandma Marty, Mama Thomas; and his dog, Mischief; special friends, Joey (Angie) Flores, Nick (Mindy) Pierce, Danny Spencer, Amy Joe Lappin, Misty Gail Parsons, Danny O’Blenis, Randal Carter, Jeremy Lappin, AB “Bubba” Taylor, John Flores, Chad and Joey Alvarez; and so many more loving family members and friends.

Scott was affectionately known as “Uncle Scotty.” Scott was an iron worker with Local 380. He also had worked for Pabst Disposal Company.

He was a kind and loving son, husband, father, uncle, cousin, nephew and, more than anything, friend. He was giving and compassionate and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He loved to play pool, go four-wheeling, fish and buy, sell and trade ANYTHING. Everyone knows that he just couldn’t pass up a good deal. He had a love for music, reading, drawing and Al Capone. He loved spending time with his family, friends, wife and children. Scott had a special love for animals, especially his brother’s dog Marley.

A funeral service for Scott will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Sunset Funeral Home, Danville, with Lee Cronkite officiating. Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Songer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Scott Islam Jr. A fund has been set up for his wife and kids at Landmark Credit Union in Danville. Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at

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