Joseph A. De Paul February 4, 1960 - December 13, 2019
Joseph Anthony De Paul, beloved husband, father, son, brother, friend and colleague, passed away suddenly on December 13, 2019, in Fairfield, California. He was 59 years old.
Joseph was born in San Francisco, California, on February 4, 1960, to Vincent and Socorro De Paul. As the son of a U.S. Airman, Joe spent his childhood years in various locations around the world before graduating from Serramonte High School in Daly City, California.
He attended the University of California, Berkeley studying Mechanical Engineering from 1978-1982. There, he joined the Theta Xi fraternity where he met many lifelong best friends that he is proud to call his “brothers.”
Joe enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1983 and served as a Machinist Mate aboard the USS Jason. He was especially proud of his service to our country and maintained many close relationships with his shipmates.
Joe met Lisa while working as a Navy recruiter at the Westfield Mall in Fairfield, where he convinced her to not join the Navy and to marry him instead. They spent many years travelling and building a life together before giving birth to their daughter, Skylar, his pride and joy, in December of 1998.
Joe received his MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix in 2000. He began his engineering career working for a number of food processing companies before breaking into the biotech community. He started his own business in 2007 called JL Skye, named after his family whom he dearly loved and supported.
Joe was a hard-working, fun-loving, compassionate man who strived to make the world a better place and serve as a mentor for upcoming generations. He was big, loud, liked guns and loved his country. He enjoyed discussing politics, Cal football and spending time at his vacation home near Lake Shasta — but most of all, he was a dedicated family man. His wisdom, vision and unforgettable personality will be greatly missed.
Joseph is survived by his wife Lisa, daughter Skylar, parents Vincent and Socorro, brother Robert (Kate), sister Virna (Craig), sister-in-law Wendy, sister Carol (Junior), close nephew Jonathan and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved friends and colleagues.
He is preceded in death by his brother James and niece Sierra.
Viewing and Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm on Monday, December 30, 2019, at the Rockville Stone Chapel, 4219 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, California, 94534.
Dad, rest peacefully knowing the positive impact you have had on this world. I will miss you dearly, but the love will never pass. God bless and keep you.