YORKTOWN - Sherman L. "Skip" Skillman, age 76, of Yorktown, passed away unexpectedly March 15, 2012.
His survivors include his wife of 55 years, Martha; two daughters, Regina Howell (Dale) of Yorktown and Pamela Skillman (Jonathan Sturges) of Vienna; grandson, Logan; brothers, Jon (Pat) and David (Susan) of California, and many extended family members he loved.
Skip loved being involved with bombers and jets during his 21 years in the Air Force. He served nine years enlisted before attending Officer Candidate School, and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. He completed his service as Commander of the 474th Avionics Squadron at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas. He had previously served at Langely AFB and returned to this area after retirement.
Skip's adventurous spirit directed him to take up skiing, at age 68, so he could accompany his grandson on the slopes. He enjoyed volunteering for various civic and military organizations and will be remembered by many for his quirky humor and appreciation for life. He loved gatherings with family and friends and most of all, great food.
A dedicated serviceman, husband, family man and adored Pop-Pop, Skip, will be deeply missed. At his request, no service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, he would've asked that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Heart Association
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