POWAY, Calif. - Trent Bernard Skomra, 23, passed away in his sleep, Sunday, June 2, 2013 while staying at his grandparents' home in Lisbon, Ohio.
Trent was born April 21, 1990 in Columbus, Ohio at The Ohio State University; a son of Stewart Alan and Rita (Conway) Skomra and best friend and best man to his brother Troy Conway Skomra.
Trent was a 2008 graduate of Poway High School and had earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from California State University at San Marcos in 2012. He had recently moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend The Ohio State University School of Law.
A member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Poway, Calif., Trent was employed at the Ohio State University Athletic Department, The Morey Corporation, Actuate Corporation, and Cal State San Marcos Athletic Department.
Trent's greatest joy was the happiness of those around him. He took great joy in bringing brightness to everyone's day. Always quick with a smile, Trent was able to find humor in the darkest of times and lift the spirits of those around him.
As captain of his Poway High School soccer team, Trent led the Titans to the 2008 California Interscholastic Federation ("CIF") Championship, was 2008 Poway Coach's Award recipient; a three-year letter winner. Trent was a place kicker for the 2008 CIF Championship football team. He carried his passion for soccer to college with him where he played with his brother Troy on the Cal State University San Marcos Men's Soccer Team.
In addition to his parents of Poway, he is survived by his brother, Troy Conway Skomra and Troy's fiancee, Elise Darcel Blecker, both of San Diego; maternal grandparents, Robert and Annetta (Ieropoli) Conway of Lisbon; paternal grandparents, Bernard J. and Irene V. (Szabo) Skomra of Lisbon; Uncle Robby and Aunt Kathy (Ashton) Conway, Uncle Jeff Jewell, Uncle Dan and Charlene (Skomra) Lane, Aunt Zahra (Maher) Skomra, Uncle Dave and Aunt Michelle (Skomra) Foust, and Uncle Eric and Aunt Connie (Greathouse) Skomra and many loving cousins.
Trent was preceded in death by his Aunt Deborah (Skomra) Jewell and his Uncle and Godfather, Bernard Michael Skomra.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2013 at St. George Catholic Church, 271 West Chestnut St., Lisbon with Rev. Robert Edwards and Rev. James Lang co-officiating. Burial will follow at the Lisbon Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home, 215 West Lincoln Way, Lisbon, where a Prayer service will be held at 8 p.m.
Friends may view Trent's memorial webpage and send condolences online at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com