20140320_144510534_0Paul Skarulis died peacefully at home Wednesday, March 19, 2014, after a long and valiant battle with kidney disease. He was 64.

A recent resident of Yardley, he was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Sarah and Joseph Skarulis. A graduate of Alexander Hamilton High School and City College, he moved to Denver, Colorado where he was employed by Stone and Webster Corporation, an engineering services company.

Paul was a man of great faith and perseverance. Though challenged with serious health issues, he remained cheerful and an inspiration to the many friends and family he leaves behind.

He is survived by his mother and seven siblings, Carol, Joseph, Margaret, Louise, Agatha, Julianna and Catherine; twenty-eight nieces and nephews; and nineteen great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Rd., Yardley, PA 19067.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the J. Allen Hooper Funeral Chapel, 41 W. Trenton Ave., Morrisville.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to his “home away from home”, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville, PA 19067 or St. Mary’s Medical Center, Dialysis Unit, 1201 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Langhorne, PA 19047.