Scott Michael Birk
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  • The Scott Birk Memorial Fund
    c/o any Wells Fargo Bank

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“I am so terribly sad to hear about Scott. He was a good friend in high school and I have so many happy memories of him. He was a genuinely good...Read More »
1 of 68 | Posted by: Laurie (Groh) Hamer

“Scott and I went to grade school, middle school, and high school together. He was one of the most intelligent and friendly persons I have known. I...Read More »
2 of 68 | Posted by: Tom Jorgensen - Long Beach, CA

“I had a dream last night about Scott. I went to high school with him; he was such a nice guy. I decided to look him up on Facebook this morning and...Read More »
3 of 68 | Posted by: Pamela Wheeler - Howell, NJ

“We had the pleasure of meeting Scott through FPMS cross country. He was always encouraging to all the kids. I know he was an inspiration to my...Read More »
4 of 68 | Posted by: Veronica & Sophia Melendez

“Dear Carla, Taylor, Kelsey, and Nicolas, Scott was one of the nicest and friendliest men I ever met! I met him first when Nicolas and my...Read More »
5 of 68 | Posted by: Karen Principe - friend

“Scott was a man among men. He was a devoted husband, a caring father, a great athlete, and a loyal friend ... among so many other virtues. Among...Read More »
6 of 68 | Posted by: Stan Vitikas - Chandler, AZ

“Dear Carla and Family, I want to express my deepest sympathy for your family. I have thought about Scott and his family the last few days since I...Read More »
7 of 68 | Posted by: Dana Moore - Austin, TX - Friend

“Ms. Campbell, Troy, Kristy, Carla and kids, there are moments that give us pause and Scott's passing certainly has done that for me. It seems it was...Read More »
8 of 68 | Posted by: The Cooley Family - Waukesha, WI

“I just read the sad news of Scott's death. I'm very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. ”
9 of 68 | Posted by: Mike Donatello - Chantilly, VA

“My condolences to the Birk family. Goodspeed Scott. Our passion sometimes leads to a conclusion we as mortals can not explain. But what we had was a...Read More »
10 of 68 | Posted by: Barry Zellmer - West Allis, WI

“Scott was one of the friendliest, nicest people you could ever meet. I have many fond memories of being privileged to know Scott for the last three...Read More »
11 of 68 | Posted by: Melanie Marrs - Austin, TX

“I just read of Scott's passing and was shocked and saddened. It has been many years since I last saw Scott and he is the reason I have a great drive...Read More »
12 of 68 | Posted by: Eve Stein - Duluth, MN

“Dearest Friend, Although we have never met the family, words alone cannot express our sympathy on the untimely death of your beloved husband,...Read More »
13 of 68 | Posted by: Caroline Domin

“Troy, I am very sorry. Mike Armstrong 6300 Bee Caves Road Austin Texas 78746 ”
14 of 68 | Posted by: Mike Armstrong - Austin, TX

“Nick, I've already written a memory of Mr. Birk but I just want to tell you to stay strong. You are one of the kindest people people I know, and I...Read More »
15 of 68 | Posted by: Eman Khan

“Nick, Your father was a WATCH Dog for my gym class when Coach McMillan had to run some errands. She told us we could do whatever we wanted. I wanted...Read More »
16 of 68 | Posted by: Eman Khan - Austin, TX

“Dear Taylor, I was not privileged to meet your father, but I know how proud you were of him. I am confident he was very proud of you, too, and...Read More »
17 of 68 | Posted by: Beverley S. Brown - Baytown, TX

“".... the nicest man you will ever meet." is how I used to describe Scott and how I will always think of him. He was an amazing person, a wonderful...Read More »
18 of 68 | Posted by: Monica Budde - Friend

“I met Scott in 2002 running the Houston Marathon. He started a conversation because we were both doing the Texas Marathon Challenge. Ever since that...Read More »
19 of 68 | Posted by: Marlene Hicks - Georgetown, TX

“I didn't know Scott personally but we always acknowledged each other at races. If I didn't see him at the start i always knew to look towards the...Read More »
20 of 68 | Posted by: Volma Overton III - Austin, TX

“I've known Scott's mother Nancy only about three years, we talked running every time, she talked admirably about Scott and his family. Their family...Read More »
21 of 68 | Posted by: Diane Heppe - Pewaukee, WI

“I have known Scott for more than 10 years. I admired him for his loving spirit and warmth. He was a fantastic athlete and a unique individual with a...Read More »
22 of 68 | Posted by: Tony Stuart - Amarillo, TX

“My thoughts & prayers & sincere condolences go out to the entire Birk family. I only had the wonderful opportunity to visit with Scott a handful...Read More »
23 of 68 | Posted by: Colette Stuart

“Dear Carla, Taylor, Kelsey & Nicholas, Words truly cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss. Our paths have crossed many times...Read More »
24 of 68 | Posted by: The Shuster Family - Friend

“At 6 foot 4 and almost 200 pounds, Scott’s imposing athletic physique gave him a certain aura of invincibility which almost didn’t match his...Read More »
25 of 68 | Posted by: Jesse Devlyn - Austin, TX

“Taylor and my Daughter, Sarah Alarcon, basically grew up on the pool deck together and went on to graduate high school together. I've always kept...Read More »
26 of 68 | Posted by: Joanie Gallardo

“Our deepest sympathies to the Birk family. Like so many others, I ran into him constantly on RP Blvd or at school, the gym and neighborhood events....Read More »
27 of 68 | Posted by: Eric & Kimberly Ohlson - Austin, TX

“I had the pleasure of getting to know The Birk's when working with them on Project Grad 2009 as Taylor and my son have been classmates for many years...Read More »
28 of 68 | Posted by: Lynn Longwill

“Carla, Kelsey, Taylor, Nicolas, and Family, Allie & I met Scott for the first time on the Cedar Park High School football field when he was a...Read More »
29 of 68 | Posted by: Jennifer & Allie Rollins

“Our Condolances to you Kristy & your entire family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. All our Love! ”
30 of 68 | Posted by: Dennis, Janet & Kim Richards - WI

“Carla and Family, Scott touched so many. He will never be forgotten. I've known Scott since the 80's when life seemed to hold no limits for all of...Read More »
31 of 68 | Posted by: Kimberly Klein Attwood - friend

“I visit Austin once or twice a year for a couple of month each. I normally stay over my girlfriend's house in the River Place. Whenever I...Read More »
32 of 68 | Posted by: Tad Saito - Tokyo Japan, TX

“My sincere condolences to all of the Birk family. Scott will be so dearly be missed. He always glowed with the true Spirit of Life, that...Read More »
33 of 68 | Posted by: Frank O'Connell

“Our deepest condolences to you Nancy, Carla and children. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength and...Read More »
34 of 68 | Posted by: Gary and Barbara Radtke

“I am so sorry to here about Scott. Remember he is just a prayer away. I remember being room mom at Steiner Ranch and I was always having parties. ...Read More »
35 of 68 | Posted by: Renee Downer - Austin, TX

“Scott will be remembered by so many of us in the Austin running community. Although I shared only a handful of conversations with Scott, he...Read More »
36 of 68 | Posted by: Bryan Atkinson - Austin, TX

“Scott was a great friend that I really enjoyed working with on the Cedar Park High School Tunnel Crew. He was always so positive and upbeat about...Read More »
37 of 68 | Posted by: Randy Moore - Cedar Park, TX

“I met Scott and Carla about 5 years ago at the RP gym. I liked both of them instantly. Over the years, we became friends. I remember always being so...Read More »
38 of 68 | Posted by: Stefanie Hickey - Austin, TX

“My prayers and best wishes go to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. This is also an enormous loss to the whole community. Scott was one of the...Read More »
39 of 68 | Posted by: Diana D'Émeraude

“Dear Birk Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Scott was always present at RPE and FPMS events. His calm and...Read More »
40 of 68 | Posted by: Lisa Muir - Austin, TX

“My memories of Scott are from all of the times I saw him at Four Points Middle School. The last time I saw him he was helping PTA parents pass out...Read More »
41 of 68 | Posted by: Joe Ciccarelli - Austin, TX

“There were very few days that I went to school without seeing Scoot on RPB. Same spot same time every morning.. We would share a quick wave.. It had...Read More »
42 of 68 | Posted by: Karole Byers - Neighbor

“Very sorry for your loss. ”
43 of 68 | Posted by: Kelly Gilkay

“What an incredible trajedy and such a great loss of a special loving and caring individual. Though you are in a better place this world will never...Read More »
44 of 68 | Posted by: Ken Garwick

“As with many, I had seen Scott running in the neighborhood daily and admired his dedication to the sport. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be...Read More »
45 of 68 | Posted by: Berton Keith - Running friend

“I am so sorry about this accident. Scott obviously touched many lives. I was a competative runner in Austin in the 1980's and 1990's. I understand...Read More »
46 of 68 | Posted by: Maggie Lewis

“Carla + family, Words just don't seem to say enough at times like this, but we wanted to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. He will...Read More »
47 of 68 | Posted by: bobby +sue dascenzo - helenville, WI

“I met Scott three years ago when he delivered water to my room for the musical his son Nick was in and was instantly taken aback by his amazing...Read More »
48 of 68 | Posted by: Melody Morton

“Scott was a running friend. I saw him and his family at most races. He was a incredible athlete and person ! Scott was " Born To Run" ! I will...Read More »
49 of 68 | Posted by: Lynn Doelger - Austin, TX

“Scott had a kind heart and a gentle spirit. This is an incredible loss to all who have known him, most especially you, Carla, and the kids. Please...Read More »
50 of 68 | Posted by: The Rapp Family - Austin, TX

“Patrick and I are SO sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and Nick. It was always a joy to see and speak with Mr. Birk. You are in our...Read More »
51 of 68 | Posted by: Courtney (Riskind) Kelly and Patrick Kelly

“I will always remember Scott's beautiful smile and passion for running. You will be truly missed. Sincere condolences to the Birk family and friends. ”
52 of 68 | Posted by: Stephanie Martinez - Austin, TX

“I didn't know Scott personally but in the past few days I have come to know how much he was loved. His picture shows the same light in his eyes that...Read More »
53 of 68 | Posted by: Marlene Romeo - Pewaukee, WI

“I did not know Scott personally but passed him countless times while I was out walking. He even passed me up going up a slight hill while I was...Read More »
54 of 68 | Posted by: Marcy Keefe - Austin, TX

“Carla and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Roger ”
55 of 68 | Posted by: Roger Paddock - Hampshire, IL

“I am a resident in RiverPlace and although I never knew Scott I was always inspired and admired his ability to run those hills. I wish I only had a...Read More »
56 of 68 | Posted by: Mark Rainer - Austin, TX

“Last year, I was the choir director at Four Points Middle School and Nicolas was in my choir class. I met Scott for the first time when he chaperoned...Read More »
57 of 68 | Posted by: Lisa Kelly-Willis - Austin, TX

“Carla, it has been years since we talked but I think of you often and feel that in some ways our lives have been similar. My heart breaks for you...Read More »
58 of 68 | Posted by: Margaret Steele - Chicago, IL

“So sorry to hear of this tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and know that if there is anything we can do we are at your call. ”
59 of 68 | Posted by: Pat Brown - Friend of Taylor's

“Scott was a FIERCE competitor, but an even NICER guy! I'll always remember hearing Scott's footsteps during a race as he was usually preparing to...Read More »
60 of 68 | Posted by: Charlie A. Hennessey, DDS - TX

“Our sincere sympathies go out to the Birk family. I have been a teacher for the Birks in the LISD system. While teaching at Four Points Middle...Read More »
61 of 68 | Posted by: Kelli Larson

“my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at your time of sorrow. ”
62 of 68 | Posted by: Debbie Lutz

“I went to high school with Carla, I never knew her husband, but I knew he was the love of her life, she was always so happy to talk about him on...Read More »
63 of 68 | Posted by: Joan Masotas-Hoel

“I went to High school with Carla. I didn't know her very well but she was a very nice and considerate person. My heart goes out to her and her family...Read More »
64 of 68 | Posted by: Susan Travis - Elmhurst, IL

“Carla and I went to school together from 1st grade through high school. I remember talking to her when she met Scott and it was love at first sight....Read More »
65 of 68 | Posted by: Michele M. Bobel - Champlin, MN

“I met Scott when I was in middle school. The Birks lived on our street. I babysat the kids and would look forward to those babysitting jobs because...Read More »
66 of 68 | Posted by: Kelly Sutherlin Wadsworth - TX

“Our hearts and prayers go out to Scott's family and friends. We met and have known Scott over the years through the local racing scene. It was a joy...Read More »
67 of 68 | Posted by: Jeff & Liz Shelton

“Scott was an acquaintance of mine from the multitude of races that he participated in and around Austin. First time I met him he was introducted to...Read More »
68 of 68 | Posted by: Jeffrey Shelton - Buda, TX


Scott M. Birk, 48, of Austin died on June 13, 2011, after being struck by a vehicle while running. Scott was born on February 25, 1963, in West Allis, WI, to Roy Robert Birk and Nancy Sue Campbell. He lived most of his childhood years in Waukesha, WI, along with his brother Troy and his sister Kristy. He graduated from Waukesha North High School where he played on the basketball and golf teams. In 1985 Scott graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and minored in Business Administration. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Mu Epsilon honor societies.

In 1985 he married Carla C. Paddock of Waukegan, IL , and they moved to the Dallas, TX, area. Scott worked as a Systems Analyst at Texas Instruments and Champlin Refining. He also earned an MBA in Finance at the University of North Texas in Denton.

In 1990 Scott and Carla moved to Austin, TX. They have three children – Taylor, Kelsey, and Nicolas. Scott was a devoted husband and father. He took an active role in many organizations related to school, athletics, and the arts in which his children participated. He coached soccer, kickball, and volleyball for his children’s teams. He was active in many Austin area swim programs including a term on a local board. Scott was an active volunteer over the last 14 years with Leander Independent School District including Project Graduation and Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students). He especially enjoyed leading the Cedar Park High School Football Tunnel Crew where he followed the Timberwolves from the sidelines. He volunteered whenever help was needed whether selling snow cones or painting theater sets. Kids and teachers enjoyed seeing a dad so involved.

Scott was an avid runner, completing about 50 marathons including 3 in Boston as well as cities such as Chicago, Milwaukee, Houston, and Dallas. He was recognized as a top runner for his age group often placing in the top 3. He also placed many times in the overall Masters category. He competed in every distance from mile to marathon. Although he was a strong competitor, he encouraged other runners of every ability level and was known for his friendly demeanor. Most important to Scott was challenging himself to improve his personal best times. He generally trained in his neighborhood logging about 100 miles per week. Many area residents remember the tall man in black who always had a wave and ready smile as he ran through the community.

Those who knew him will remember his warm and caring spirit. He impacted many lives. He had a joy in living and will be missed.

Visitation will be at Weed-Corley-Fish in Lakeway on Friday, June 17, 6-8 PM. A celebration of Scott’s life will be held on Saturday at 10 AM at Austin Christian Fellowship.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Scott Birk Memorial Fund, c/o any Wells Fargo Bank.