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Skoubis, Elias George Alexander
Elias George Alexander Skoubis (Alex) lost his long battle to mental health issues and addiction on Friday, January 1, 2021.
Alex was born on July 11, 1997. He is survived by his mother Angie (Bob) Adler, Dodgeville WI; his father George (Sandy) Skoubis, Phoenix AZ; his sister Natalee Skoubis, Madison WI; step siblings Jessica and Jordan Adler, Dodgeville WI and Shane and Hailey Murrey, Phoenix AZ; his maternal grandparents William and Ginnie Helin, Dodgeville WI; his paternal grandparents Elias (Louie) and Phyllis Skoubis, Phoenix AZ; his maternal aunt and uncle, Amy (Darin) Miller and Art (Michelle) Helin; his paternal aunt and uncle, Christine (Peter) Pearce and Peter Skoubis and many cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his Aunt Heather Skoubis.
He attended Boulder Creek High School and took college courses at Arizona Community College. He worked freelance doing digital marketing for several clients over the past several years. Alex had a passion for music and books. He would enter a book store and stop to take a big breath, he would smile and say "I love the smell of books". He dreamed of having a room with wall to wall books that he had read and his taste in books was vast. His love of music was varied and he would listen to everything from classical to rap. Alex had a quick wit and a great sense of humor.
His mind was always going and he was full of ideas. He loved to talk philosophy and to debate the latest theories. One of his proudest moments was competing and placing 6th in the nation in the Academic Decathlon with his team in Hawaii. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent time when he was young fishing with his Dad and uncles and later hiking and camping. He took part in an archeological dig for a college course and spent the weekend with his class in the AZ mountains. Most of all, Alex loved his family.
Our time was too short but we will treasure every moment we had with Alex, our brilliant and beautiful boy. His smile and laugh will be with us always.
Due to Covid, the family plans to have a private memorial service in the future.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the William S Middleton Memorial Hospital/Veterans Rehab 2500 Overlook Terrace Building 7, Madison WI 53705. www.va.gov
Gorgen Funeral Services