Paul Joseph Skoczelas
Paul Joseph Skoczelas
  • March 7, 1950 - August 12, 2017
  • San Diego, California

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Skoczelas, Paul J.

03/07/1950 – 08/12/2017

Paul Joseph Skoczelas born in Chicago, Illinois to parents Frank and Veronica Skoczelas. He grew up in Roseland, attended Mendel Catholic High School and went on to Western Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology which served him well in his career in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.

In 1973, he married his college sweetheart and together they raised two beautiful daughters in the Chicago suburbs until 1991 when they relocated to San Diego for Paul’s work with Hybritech.

Following a diagnosis of cancer, Paul spent the past 3 ½ years bravely embracing all treatments to prolong his life. He passed away peacefully at home in San Diego surrounded by his wife and daughters.

Paul is survived by his wife, Lynn (Everett), daughters, Jennifer (Eric) McFadden and Tracy (Shane) Smith, grandchildren, Aiden McFadden, Bennett Smith and Addison Smith, mother, Veronica, brothers, Phillip and George, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and his dog Charlie.

Paul’s life was filled with playing baseball in his younger years and many outdoor activities later in life. He was passionate about gardening and cooking and loved sharing both with everyone he could. Most of all, Paul was gentle, kind and a friend to all.

Visitation was held Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at El Camino Memorial-Sorrento Valley 5600 Carroll Canyon Road San Diego, CA 92121 858-453-2121

A Memorial Mass was celebrated Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10 am San Rafael Catholic Church 17252 Bernardo Center Drive San Diego, C A92128

The family took Paul to Chicago for services and Burial as follows

Visitation was held Friday, August 18, 2017 from 3:00pm-8:00pm at Salerno's Rosedale Chapel 450 W. Lake Street Roselle, Il 60172 630-889-1700

A Memorial Mass was celebrated Saturday, August 19 at 9:30 am St. Isidore Catholic Church 427 W. Army Trail Bloomingdale, Il 60108

Interment was held at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery 6001 West 111th St. Alsip, IL 60803

In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Sharp Health Care Foundation or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Paul's name.