The Board of Directors and Staff of Pacific Southwest Association of REALTORS® announce the passing of Jerry Scantlin, a long-time association member and 1999 president of the East San Diego County Association of REALTORS®. A viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, at El Cajon Mortuary, 684 South Mollison Ave., El Cajon, 92020. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Shadow Mountain Community Church, main sanctuary, 2100 Greenfield Dr., El Cajon. All PSAR members are invited to attend.
Jerry played a key role in the sustainability and growth of the Association during the 1990s. He joined the Board in 1989 and served during critical times, serving as a director, secretary and treasurer, as well as president. As treasurer, Jerry was very diligent to watch the budget when times were tight. As secretary, Jerry is known for overseeing a name change in September 1996 from the East San Diego County Board of REALTORS® to the East San Diego County Association of REALTORS®. He was presented with the Association’s Realtor of the Year award in 1996.
A native of Los Angeles, Jerry served in the U.S. Navy for six years from 1966 to 1972, including two tours of duty in Vietnam. He began his real estate career in San Diego in 1978. He became a broker in 1986 and opened his own office in 1989. Since 1989, Jerry and wife Norma served as co-owners of Realty World Parkway in El Cajon. The office remains open today.
Prior to serving in the Navy and beginning his career in real estate, he worked as a pipefitter (Local 230). He served as a foreman at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
After moving from Los Angeles to San Diego, Jerry married Norma in 1964. They stayed busy raising their four children, including activities with Cub Scouts. Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts with their three sons, James, Craig and Jonathan. All three boys became Eagle Scouts. Jerry served as a Cub Scout and Boy Scout Troop leader.
For his leadership, Jerry was honored with the Boy Scouts’ Order of the Arrow award, presented for outstanding service. All three sons also earned the Order of the Arrow award.
They also raised a daughter Cristina Rutherford, who today is the broker of record at Realty World Parkway in El Cajon. The family jokes that says Cristina started her real estate career as a baby.
Jerry and Norma were married for 49 years. When someone would ask Jerry, “How ya doing,” Jerry would quip, “Still married.”
Jerry is survived by wife Norma, son Jim, son Craig and daughter-in-law Rebecca, son Jonathan and daughter-in-law Stephanie, daughter Cristina and son-in-law Benjamin, and four granddaughters, Marissa, Carly, Cameron and Kendal.