Paul Anthony Zamora
Born September 18, 1957 to Paul Zamora and Diane Skare-Zamora, Paul passed away November 24, 2017 at the age of 60 years.
Paul joined the United States Army after graduation from Dos Pueblos High School in 1975. He served his country proudly for 20 years, retiring at Fort Irwin, Barstow, California. He continued serving at Fort Irwin in a civilian/contract basis for 22 more years. He was part of the Warrior Training Alliance Team, Cubic Applications/Cubic Global Defense as the Deputy Program Manager. Paul was very devoted to his work and was truly respected and admired by his peers and superiors, all who recognized him for his expertise and training abilities in that field. He had a passion for training Soldiers, to “Be The Best (They) Could Be”. He was a specialist in Chemical Operations and a paratrooper, and well versed among other areas of interest. He received a BS degree in Psychology from Park University.
Paul had an infatuation and desire for traveling with his wife Yolanda (Jimenez) visiting many parts of the world including Germany, Mexico, the Caribbean, Goleta and other places as well. His “final cruise” was in a ’56 Chevy in Cuba. He enjoyed golfing and living life to the fullest. Paul and Yoli were a hardworking, kind, generous, fun loving couple.
Paul leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Yolanda, four children, Elena (Mike) Vitalich, John Zamora, Angie (Paul) Munoz, and Douglas “D.J.” (Ava) Zamora; his Mother Diane Skare-Zamora; three sisters Patti Zamora Serbus, Cindy Zamora (Mike) Johnson, Cathy Zamora (John) Pollock; eleven grandchildren; his uncles Doug and Daryl Skare – his lifelong mentors; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and good friends who were all so very special in his life.
A Celebration of Life Memorial-Final Homecoming will be held at Goleta Cemetery, 44 S. San Antonio Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93110 on Friday, 22 December 2017 at 11am, with a reception to follow.