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Paul Marcus Jessop, 80, passed away on October 11, 2023, at the Haven at Sky Mountain in Hurricane, Utah. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 1, 1943, April Fools' Day - a fitting coincidence for a man known to playfully embrace life.
He was a visionary entrepreneur who co-founded Poly Seal in 1975, revolutionizing seal solutions across industries. His passion for innovation led him to excel in the medical products field at Multi-Technology Inc. in 1981, particularly in molecular biology. Paul's ingenuity also extended to the invention of his own water ionizer, which provided water to the community for many years.
Beyond his remarkable talents, Paul loved unconditionally! His love and dedication for family was impeccable. His heart was firmly rooted in his community. His unwavering dedication to making a positive impact touched the lives of many, leaving a lasting legacy of kindness and generosity. He served his fellow man and left an impact on those around him and added a quality of life to anyone that knew him.
Paul is survived by a legacy of love through his children: Paul, Tracy, Anthony, Jason, Alyne, Lorraine, Andrew Diana, Michelle, Jenny, Leah, Alma, Lucinda, Marilee, David, Joseph, Amy, Amanda, John, Candice, Camille, Elise, and Andrea. He is also remembered fondly by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ, passing this love onto his children, and inspired them to embrace a capacity to serve.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph, Leota, and Alyne, and his siblings: JL, Diana, and Val. His surviving siblings include Sharane, Shariel, Marlyne, LaVern, Erma, Enid, and many more from his adoptive father, Edson Jessop.
Paul valiantly battled Parkinson's disease, a challenge he faced with grace and courage. In his final year of life, he was surrounded by love and expert care provided by the dedicated staff at the Haven, with a special note of gratitude to Autumn Gubler and the Alliance team. Their compassion and support eased his journey and brought comfort to his family.
A public viewing to celebrate Paul's life will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, on October 19, 2023, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. A graveside service will take place at Isaac W. Carling Memorial Park in Colorado City, Arizona, on October 20, 2023, at 11:00 am.
Paul Jessop's passion for innovation and his profound impact on the scientific community will continue to inspire generations to come. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.
Family and friends are invited to sign Paul’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com