May 9, 1961 - September 4, 2010
PAUL B. SKELLY fought Melanoma for 2 1/2 years. At 10:05 p.m. on September 4, 2010, his fight ended. We must pick up where he left off. There is terrible suffering at the hand of this disease that must be reduced and finally eliminated!
Paul was a husband, best friend and a father of 4 daughters.
SUPERMAN became Paul's nickname. He lived a life of exemplary strength and courage.
PAUL earned the rank of Lieutenant and was a 16-year veteran of the ROCHESTER, NY FIRE DEPT. and a lifelong volunteer with the CHILI, NY FIRE DEPT.
MELANOMA and many other cancers have been listed as hazards of firefighting.
TOGETHER WE MUST SUPPORT RESEARCH TO END THE SUFFERING.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
Paul's name was added, along with so many others, to the memorial granite wall at the 2011 IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial service.