CLAYTON, CA (July 25, 2023) — Dave Skuba of Clayton passed away peacefully on May 9, 2023, at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek with his family at his bedside. He was sick for several months but always had a positive attitude and never complained.
Dave was born in Martinez on Jan. 20, 1937, and raised in Port Chicago.
He and Arlene started dating at 19 years old, married at 20 years old and had a wonderful life together. They were blessed with two children, Dave Jr. and Kathy, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren – with another great grandson on the way in November.
Dave always put his family first and loved spending time at family dinners and having fun at home.
He played bocce ball at Newhall Park for 14 years with the Ball Busters and was a member of the Concord Druids. He was in the Navy Reserves in Alameda for eight years. Dave loved to fish and hunt with his family.
He and his son, Dave Jr., have owned Skuba Construction Services Inc. in Concord for 32 years. Dave loved going to work with his son.
Dave is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Eva Skuba; his sister, Nancy; and his loving daughter, Kathy. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; son, Dave Jr. (Stephanie); four grandchildren, David Skuba III, Travis Skuba (Cierra), Clint Skuba and Tanya Skuba; and two great grandchildren, Laila Skuba and David Skuba IV.
Dave had a private viewing and service at Ouimet Bros. Funeral Chapel, followed by a graveside service at Oakmont Memorial Park Cemetery in Lafayette, where he received military honors from the U.S. Navy.
Family and friends also held a celebration of life on July 1 at Back Forty in Pleasant Hill.
Donations may be made to the Heart, Lung or Kidney foundations or charity of your choice.