Patricia Skiba, daughter, in a message on December 7, 2016:
Dear Daddy, I wanted to first start with thanking you and Mommy for my life. I have so many wonderful memories of my childhood because of you and Mommy. You always took the time to teach me everything I know today. You gave me your time, your love and your heart, always…
A girl couldn’t ask for a more loving, caring, thoughtful, and giving Dad… You touched many lives, and you have made such an impact on all those you nurtured, and those whom you didn’t even know… You and Mommy have always been an inspiration to me, and taught me what true love truly is.
I learned how to be a wife, and a mother from you and Mommy… You will be missed so very much, by all who you have touched, and I will hold onto all my special memories I had with you, very near and dear to my heart forever… I will see you again, but until then, I know your loving spirit will be with me and guide me every day for the rest of my life… I love you, and thank you for being you. I’m so very proud to be your daughter.
I Love you, Daddy. Patty