OBITUARY

Paul Dennis Scaglione

November 2, 1954May 11, 2018
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On Friday, May 11th, 2018, Paul D Scaglione, husband, father, grandfather (Nanu), and brother passed away at the age of 63. He was born in Ybor City and although he travelled extensively (including 49 of the 50 states) and had several other homes over the years, he always considered Tampa his home.

Paul will be lovingly remembered by his best friend and wife of 45 years, Kay, his daughters, Val, Denise and Kristina, and his sons-in-law, David, Philip and Peter

He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Andrew, Alex, Olivia, Josiah, Haven and Gideon. His generosity, humor and quick wit are the things his grandchildren will carry with them forever. In fact, one of his favorite things was to say “Don’t say I never gave you nothin’” when handing out presents.

He is survived by one brother, Alan, a sister like cousin, Belinda and was preceded in death by his brother Joe, grandson Henry & parents Joe & Rose.

Paul retired after a 30 year career at IBM as a Mainframe Systems Architect. He was a 3 time winner of the prestigious “Golden Circle Award”. After retiring, he worked as a consultant for Stream Foundry.

He was an avid bowler and sports fan. The Florida Gators were his favorite team.

He will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, cousins & extended family & friends.

He was a very loyal father & friend and put his family first in everything he did.

Family and friends will be gathering to celebrate his life after a brief service on Sunday.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Denise Scaglione

May 22, 2018

The last time I saw my dad, we got to just hang out together and watch jeopardy and a little basketball. It was such a nice time getting to spend some one on one time with him. Growing up, my dad and I loved to watch any sports. We would spend hours watching football, baseball or basketball just talking about the players and quizzing each other about all sorts of trivia! Which,
my dad always won. He knew more facts than anyone I've ever known. I'm so grateful to have had one last time hanging out with him and that my last words to him were I love you.

Alan Scaglione

May 22, 2018

My brother paul was my hero! He always had my back and i always knew he was in my corner. Even though we were so different. I'm an exrravert; paul was introverted. I fly high...he was boots on the ground...but i was tethered to him..connected by birth..and he was my anchor. I miss that most of all- knowing that he was always waiting for me to land. He rarely let me know how proud he was of me but...he let it slip when he said "you would be proud of me today-i acted like Alan!" It usually meant that he stood up for himself against some sales person and demanded they do more! I was proud of that! He also quietly let me know he was there for me in my darkest times too. It was those rare calls from him..just to check on me. .he was letting me know that he cared. I will miss his uncontrolled laugh when he laughed so hard that he started to cough. He was the smartest person i knew. Trivia was his strong suite- he knew something about everything! Now..i will keep my brotherly promise and watch over his own..while he watches over me.
I love you Nose....
Fatboy

Deborah Foster Sorrentino

May 20, 2018

Our dearly departed are with us still.
In the early spring morning with the Cardinals trill.
In the lone feather that drifts from an empty sky,
and in the perfumed breeze as it passes by.
In the colorful butterfly with whispering wings,
they call us, and speak to us, of lovely things.
And if we don't forget them, but remember their spirit,
they'll remain by our side in memories exquisite.
~Deborah Foster Sorrentino ~

Deborah Foster Sorrentino

May 20, 2018

My dear Kay,
You and Paul have always shared a special place in my heart. Although I only had the opportunity to see you on rare occasions, I have always counted you both as dear friends. Kay, I am so very sorry for your loss. Paul was a wonderful man, and you we're both blessed to be able to have such a lovely family, and so many years together. The months ahead will be tough, with many wonderful memories, and many sad tears. But you are a woman of strength and faith, and God will pull you through. Through it all, I pray that God grant you peace. All my love, Deb.

Kay Scaglione

May 20, 2018

Paul and I met and fell in love at 16. We were in the marching
Band at Tampa Bay Tech High School.
We got engaged at our Senior Banquet at 17 and married at 18yrs old. He was a very romantic man and he took me all over the USA and Eastern Europe. We renewed our vows this year after 45 loving years!

Jeul Strickland

May 20, 2018

Our lives seemed destined by The Lord to be connected. Paul was a life long friend. He was a man that helped shape me when I was a teen and young man. He was always kind and generous. I am thankful to have known him and glad we shared so many memories. I will see him again!

Kristina Buyno

May 19, 2018

You were the best dad a girl could ask for! Thank you for driving so far to visit us & for taking us out to eat so many times!! You are loved by so many, Especially your grandkids! Thank you for loving us in return! We miss you dad/nanu!

Valerie Watkins

May 17, 2018

We will miss you dad! I still can't believe you are gone. Sometimes you were a hard nut to crack but you loved us so much. There are so many memories. Thank you for being there for all of us. David remembers the way you helped him when his dad died. It was so sweet. And Andrew and Alex are just heartbroken but they will remember all the good times and how much you loved them! Thank you for everything. I will continue to try to make you proud. I love you!

Belinda Smith

May 16, 2018

I will miss Paul so much. I love the picture of us as toddlers, forever my younger cousin. ❤️

Harold and Tricia Blanton

May 13, 2018

So sorry to hear about Paul. We will keep the family in our prayers.