Paul T. Paliscak Jr.
Scottsdale - Paul T. Paliscak Jr., 61, of Scottsdale, AZ was involved in an accident and passed away suddenly on April 18, 2021 in Overgaard, AZ. Paul was born on June 24, 1959 in Nanticoke, PA to Arlene and Paul Paliscak Sr.
Paul graduated from Warren Hills High School class of 1977 and earned his BS degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
Paul was employed as a Senior Loan Officer and Branch Manager for AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. located in Phoenix, AZ where he worked along with his brother and business partner Mark Paliscak. He was the founder of many active related business ventures that are part of his legacy.
As an avid sports fan, outdoorsman and physical fitness enthusiast he enjoyed constant activity. In his spare time, he loved to explore the mountains at his cabin while hunting and fishing. Above all, Paul cherished time spent with his family and always made holidays a top priority to pass along family traditions.
Paul was a man who loved everything life has to offer. He was a champion in mentoring others searching for a confidante to open doors so as to realize and achieve life's greater goals. These traits ingratiated Paul to many who became long standing, trusted friends to him. He assisted in and sponsored many civic activities to benefit those in need. To support his strong religious faith, Paul was a parishioner of the Catholic Churches of Our Lady of the Assumption and Our Lady of Joy. Paul will be best remembered for his passions, drive to succeed, loyalty, and the love of his family.
In addition to his mother Arlene and father Paul Sr., Paul is survived by his sister, Vickie Phares and her husband Edward Phares of Leland, NC; brothers Jeff Paliscak of Washington, NJ and Mark Paliscak of Scottsdale, AZ; the pride of his life, his nieces and nephew, Victoria "Tori" Drach, Olivia Paliscak, and Zackary Paliscak; many dear friends; Aunts and Uncles including his fishing partner and great friend Uncle Tony.
Paul will be laid to rest in Scottsdale, AZ. A memorial mass will be held in Paul's honor at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Washington, NJ and another at the Brophy College Preparatory Chapel in Phoenix, AZ at a time to be determined with a celebration of life luncheon to follow.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Apr. 30 to May 4, 2021.