Mary (De Angelis) Paskevich was a strong supporter of the Jobs for Youth program for nearly 20 years until her death on July 20, 2003 at the age of 60. Mary applied for a job with the Employment Development Department (EDD) in 1968 and was hired in the San Mateo office as an employment program representative. She became the training coordinator for the Coastal Region of EDD in Oakland and returned to the San Mateo office as a supervisor a few years later.
In 1985, EDD was involved with the Summer Jobs for Youth program. Mary had supervised and trained staff for this program for many years. When she retired from EDD as the Assistant Manager, she continued to work with JFY. Mary was also the JFY coordinator with the San Mateo County Office of Education for a few years after her retirement. Until she passed away, she continued on as part of the JFY Coordinating Committee as she loved the youth program.
Born in San Francisco on July 28, 1942, she and her family soon moved to Belmont where she attended local elementary and high schools. After high school, she went to San Francisco State University and transferred to American University in Washington, D.C., where she graduated in 1966 with a major in political science and U.S. history.
Mary then came back to the Bay Area to earn her teacher’s credential at San Jose State University. She did her student teaching in San Bruno but then decided to apply for a job with the State of California while living again in Belmont. After she met her husband, retired USMC Capt. Ted Paskevich, and they married in 1974, the couple moved to Foster City where they resided for 29 years.
In 2004, Mary Paskevich was honored by Jobs for Youth program by naming a special award in her memory. The Mary Paskevich Memorial Award has been presented annually since 2004 and the details of the award recipients will be shared in future JFY Throwback Thursday stories.
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We will share more stories and photos every Thursday leading up to our 40th JFY Al Teglia Scholar Shine Bright Celebration on May 19, 2022!
We hope you’ll join us for this special celebration, donate toward equity in higher education scholarships and invite you to share a JFY memory with photos on our special virtual video booth! Please share with your family, friends, collogues to collectively create a beautiful time capsule for future generations.
JFY 40th Anniversary Virtual Video Booth: