Skippy, I miss bringing Meryl to Lakeshore in Oakland. Meryl looked forward so much to riding around Oakland with you.Yes, you were still driving at age 92. Meryl was 90 and you still had things to talk about. Amazing brothers. I miss both of you so much. See you in Heaven. Keep the door open. I love you.
Thank you Skippy for helping create a place of love and light for our family! Judy Rushton
As the Volunteer Director at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, I had the great privelege of working with Skippy Baxter who volunteered here at the Museum on Fridays after teaching lessons all morning. He'd come and serve in Sparky's Studio all afternoon and never got tired of telling his stories and warmly greeting our visitors. He and I shared early December Birthdays (his the 6th, mine the 8th) and he always had a smile, a hug and a kiss for me when we'd meet at the Warm Puppy Cafe! What a sweetheart!
My condolences to Debbie and the rest of the family in the loss of your Skippy.
I learned to ice skate thanks to Skippy, and have many fond memories of his back flips, the hokey pokey, and hanging out at the arena. He will be missed by many. Thinking of you Debbie and Dave.
I was luck to meet and take with Skippy by working at REIA. He will be dearly missed but a lot of people. My sympathy to Debbie and David. You and your family are in my heat and prayers. May you draw strength at this time by the fond memories of your father.
HAD THE pleasure of meeting and knowing skippy thru REIA....he was a "gentle"man~
my sympathy to his children david and debbie always will be in my heart and thankful for having met skippy and work with them ........dotty
Skippy was a wonderful person and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Skippy was a sweet person who would help anyone. The Baxter boys will be remembered by all of the friends that they made for many years
skippy was a great man always had a smile.He taught me to skate as a child i spent every day for many years at the rink then had kids and rarely skated ...untill running into skippy at yard bird s he said to me I still skate 4 days a week why dontt you come skate once in a while so started going monday nights adult only session but then no more adult skate ..Last time i saw skippy was about a year ago at railys he had come from his favorite ride around blue lake then clear lake .. he used to take Phyllis on that ride. Anyway now one of my favorite drives any way that after noon at Raileys he was finding something to make for dinner and to to go cook for his family ! Skippy helped me so many times just by talking and telling me bout his life he was a very amazing man and will be in my heart forever love you skippy Lorenda
I remember standing with my mouth dropped open the first time I saw him skate. He was so good and then he was nice. I mean really nice, and to all the kids in the class. He is a class act that cannot be forgotten.
"Skippy" my friend, my buddy. I shall miss your gentle spirit, your smile and peck on the cheek. But more your blades on the ice. You brought fond memories from my childhood. I pray the Lords comfort to your daughter, Debbie and son David. To them, thank you for sharing a treasure - your Father. God Bless and keep you.
What a great man! i recall taking skating classes from Skippy in my childhood. may he rest in place.
We loved living next to Skippy for 8 years! What a gentleman. Our hearts go out to Debbie and David.
To the Baxter family, my condolences at the loss of Skippy. As a young girl, I had the great pleasure of meeting and being instructed by Skippy. He was a true ray of light, a beautiful person with a big heart. May the memories shared bring you comfort.
RIP sweet gentle man....You were and always will be so loved....
You were a great skater, a great teacher and a wonderful person. You and your back flip will be greatly missed.
What a treasure this man was..RIP
Skippy, The Leoni kids enjoyed all their encounters with you. The ice was your calling, and they loved to perform when they knew you were sitting in the cafe, or at the rail.. What a life you had, and what gifts you gave to so many.
Skippy: Thank you for all the fond memories and the love you showed our family. The Cook family will miss you.
Skippy Baxter was a great person. His kindness made him a great teacher but I know him as a star of the Center Theater ice show where he never missed a perfomance over his decade of performing there. He is one of the stars of my documentary film, The Fabulous Ice Age and I regret that he passed before the film's release as he contributed greatly to the film by sharing his films of the ice shows of the 40s. Thank you Skippy. You are a one of a kind person and we shall always keep you in our hearts.
God bless you, Uncle Skippy. We will miss your bright smile and gentle spirit. Uncle Meryl is waiting for you. Tell him we miss him too!