Skyler Silvano Minella

April 30, 2003 - November 27, 2023
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Skyler Silvano Minella

2003 – 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved angel son Skyler Silvano Minella at the young age of 20. His entire life he battled Cystinosis and was a kidney donor recipient in 2018. He passed away with huge heart and a rainbow of light on Tuesday November 27, 2023 at Banner UMC.

Skyler Silvano Minella was born to the parents of Silvano Ralph Minella Jr and Christina Marie Minella. Skyler’s life was full of family and friends that loved him. He was a ray of sunshine that could brighten any room and had a laugh that was infectious. His hobbies that he enjoyed was going to the movies, building Legos, gaming with friends, listening to music, and playing with his dogs.

He leaves behind his mother and father Christina and Silvano Minella, Jr.; two grandmothers, Sherry Jeppson and Monica Valenzuela; a grandfather, Chuck Jeppson; and predeceased grandfather, Silvano R. Minella, Sr. He will be deeply missed by all.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 11:00 am at Marana Mortuary and Cemetery with a visitation from 10:00 am until service time.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Cystinosis Research Foundation     or Cystinosis Research Network

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Timeline for Skyler Silvano Minella

Born: April 30, 2003
Died: November 27, 2023

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Swaels Céline posted on 12/11/23

Condoléances à toute la famille Amitiés de France Celine ans familly


Sarah Webb posted on 12/2/23

With heavy hearts we’re sending prayers for comfort. Thank you for sharing Skyler’s strength & bravery…as well as your own. Your family has encouraged me over the years so much. ❤️ Our thoughts are with you, Taylor & Sarah Webb


Tim & Therese Senne posted on 12/1/23

There are no words to comfort you or offer the appropriate condolences. I am heartbroken for your family. Skye was beautiful and will be remembered by so many. Love to all of you.


Paula Gilbert posted on 12/1/23

With Deepest sympathy to all! Until you meet again, Take comfort in your memories and love. Rest in peace Skyler. Paula and Gerry Gilbert


Sarah Elliott posted on 12/1/23

Sending love and strength to all those that love and have supported Skyler through his life- during the good times and the difficult ones x Rest in peace x


Jean posted on 11/30/23

Rest in peace, and fly high, Skyler. You were a blessing on this earth. Love, Jean and Jackson


Mel Parsel posted on 11/30/23

I never got to meet you Skyler but from what I've heard and read you sound like an exceptional human and I wish we could have gotten the pleasure to meet you. To your family and friends who are grieving... our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with you during this difficult time. With love, Parsel Family Gilbert, AZ


Jennifer Elvin posted on 11/30/23

When me and Skyler first met there was magic in the air, we had our first date at a movie theater we watched "Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings" while we were watching the movie I put my head on his shoulder and 1 minute later he kissed my head we looked at each other and smiled then we kissed for the first time after our first kiss we laughed and smiled then we watched the rest of the movie together, after the movie we were laughing joking around it was the best date ever


Dawn Strickland posted on 11/30/23

Christina & Van, We are grieving with you. You have our continued prayers for peace that surpasses all understanding. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please know, your Cystinosis friends care immensely.


Nancy Stack posted on 11/30/23

We send our deepest condolences and prayers for your healing and peace. With love, Nancy, Jeff and Natalie


Darlene Depauw posted on 11/30/23

Rest in peace Little Man.


Donna Cavicchioni posted on 11/30/23

You will forever be in our hearts Rest well in the arms of our Lord. Aunt Donna and Uncle Dan


Todd and Bev posted on 11/30/23

Our deepest sympathies. Todd and Bev Braye Alberta, Canada


Oliver posted on 11/30/23

A warrior is leaving us, the family must be proud of the good moments in life,


Kathy & Charlie Bowie posted on 11/29/23

We are so sorry for the loss of your dear Skyler. What an inspiration he was to all of us. Please know that we are praying not only for Skyler but for you, Christina and your extended family. What a profound loss.


Annie Bogan posted on 11/29/23

Your Cystinosis family is surrounding you with strength, love, and prayers. Skylar is healed! We love y’all and pray for your peace and comfort. Please know we care. ❤️


Eddie Langley posted on 11/29/23

Sorry for your loss.


Sonia G. Pichardo posted on 11/29/23

Condolences to the family. I will keep you all in my prayers. I love you Monica


Cori Bravo posted on 11/29/23

Skyler was one of the most special human beings I have ever had the pleasure to know. He was kind, conscientious, incredibly responsible, and so damn funny. The past ten or so years that I had the privilege to be Skye’s teacher have been an absolute honor. He was a true treasure, and I will miss him immensely. I will never forget the afternoons we spent together, as they were most often the best part of my day. I pray that all of the sweet memories you have help you through the coming days/months/years without him. So much love to your sweet family.


The Colucci Family posted on 11/29/23

A beautiful young man. There shall never be another day of pain your way. Rest peacefully in God’s arms.