Skibo, Edward Bernard
born in South Hampton, Pennsylvania, died surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Scottsdale Healthcare on Shea in Scottsdale, Arizona. Born on February 18, 1951, he passed away at the age of 63. He attended Archbishop Wood Catholic High School, Drexel University, University of California in Berkeley, and University of California in San Francisco, where he received a PhD degree in Pharmacological Chemistry. In 1991, he married YuJung Skibo, the mother of their two children, Edward Kim Skibo, 21 and Stanley Yu Skibo, 18. In 1983, he achieved the tenure in his early 30's at Arizona State University (ASU), and awarded with Career Development Grant from NIH. He devoted much of his professional life researching for the development of cancer drugs and educating young minds in the varying fields of organic chemistry for 31 years at ASU. His deep love, charismatic and selfless act for his family, friends, and students will be greatly missed. A Catholic vigil will be from 5pm to 8pm, Monday, June 30th, at Queen of Heaven Mortuary, 1562 E. Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ 85204. The funeral mass will be held from 10am to 11am, Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on 141 N. MacDonald St. Mesa, AZ 85201. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edward's name to Queen of Peace Elementary Scholarship Fund. Memories and condolences may be made by visiting the online obituary guest book at www.obits.azcentral.com arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on June 29, 2014
Queen Of Heaven Mortuary
1562 E Baseline Rd Mesa, AZ 85204