Remembering Scott Zervitz: ‘The best thing that ever happened to me’

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Scott Mitchell Zervitz was a Baltimore sports fan and a lover of Maryland-style crab cakes. He was also a salesman and husband to Leslie Gray Streeter (The Post’s pop culture columnist). According to his family, cardiac arrest was the cause of his death. He was 44 years old.

He was humble. He was the most humble person I have ever met. His presence was never left unattended. Streeter, who was celebrating her fifth anniversary of marriage to Zervitz in April, said that they always left his presence sadder and more lonely.

Streeter stated Thursday that he was the best thing to ever happen to him and that he is so grateful.

They first met in 9th grade. Two decades later, they reconnected in 2008. Streeter recounts that he proposed to Streeter in 2009 after “dropping to his knees at the middle of a shopping mall”

e Streeter wrote in a column about their engagement, “The most beautiful love stories are almost always those you didn’t see coming.”

They shared their Baltimore City College High School years and Maryland devotions. Zervitz would become a friend and share Zervitz’s passion for sports. This passion was reflected in the collection of memorabilia Zervitz brought to their first shared home.

Scott and his stuff have moved in, so I would describe it as Pier 1 meets Baltimore Ravens Gift Shop. There are nearly 60 Ravens jerseys, over 20 Ravens and Baltimore Orioles Hats, and his Ravens Slippers. His Ravens Snuggie is also available, which is very comfortable but clashes with the flowered couch. Did I mention that we are from Baltimore? Streeter wrote:

Zervitz, Lake Worth resident, once shared his thoughts on sports via his own radio show, Scotty Z’s Sports Locker.

Zervitz was survived by his husband, Joshua Zervitz and his brothers Michael Zervitz. He is also survived by his nieces Mia Zervitz and Chloe Appleby, and nephews Cody Gendason and Riley Gendason. Maya Wilson is goddaughter. Maya Wilson is cousin to Kenny Gendason. Jeffrey Gendason. Louis Gendason are cousins. Aunt Faye Better is godmother Gretchen Styles.

A private memorial service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to the Jemicy School at 11 Celadon Rd., Owings Mill, MD, 21117

Zervitz was a student at Jemicy, which is a school for dyslexic students.

Streeter stated that Scott was proud to have attended the school in a time when dyslexia was not well understood. “This school was a lifesaver for him.”