In Memoriam: Steve Duricko


Founding partner of Topical BioMedics, Inc. Stephen Daniel Duricko passed away on Tuesday, October 21 at the age of 74.

In addition to founding the company along with partners Lou and Aurora Paradise in 1994, Duricko also served as the company’s vice president for 20 years. After serving honorably in the Divisional Intelligence G2 section of the U.S. Army, he chose a career path that included 32 years of experience as production manager, buyer, sales manager and director of marketing.

In a statement, Lou Paradise, president and chief of research at Topical BioMedics said, “Mr. Duricko’s genuine concern for helping people has been paramount throughout his career. “As a valued partner, he brought his management expertise, integrity, and solid work ethic to Topical BioMedics, and his consistent efforts for over 20 years contributed materially to the success we have come to know with the Topricin brand.  He was a dear friend and brother and he will be greatly missed by his ‘Topricin family.’”

Services were held at St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Scranton, PA.  Memorial contributions in Duricko’s name may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2014,(online 10/29/2014)