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Stanley C. Skirvin,

Skirvin, Stanley C.
age 86, resident of Scottsdale, AZ for 45 years, was born May 9, 1927 in Bellevue, KY and was the only child of Alice B. and Stanley D. Skirvin. He passed away March 28, 2014 at Eckstein Center of Hospice of the Valley. He retired from Honeywell Bull in 1989 and had previously worked for General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio and Schenectady, New York. He enlisted in the Navy at 17, in 1944, and served on the U.S.S. Curtiss in the Pacific during WW II. He graduated from Ohio State University. Beloved husband of Joan, wife for over 61 years, and dearly loved by his children, Susan M. Skirvin, Stanley D. Skirvin and Jeffrey D. Skirvin and his wife, Tracy Elliff. Grandfather of Karl Kuntzelman, Chloe Skirvin, Elizsa Skirvin and Jacob Skirvin, and great grandfather of James Skirvin and Emma Ivy Piacentini. In Ohio, Stan enjoyed taking his wife and children to hunt for fossils. After moving to Arizona he became interested in mountain climbing and enjoyed assisting locally on some mountain rescues with the then Arizona Mountaineering Club. He also belonged to the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society and enjoyed taking trips with the Society to visit other gardens and buying plants to add to his cactus collection. Memorial services will be held at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 East Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ; Friday April 4th at 11:00 am with burial to follow at 2:30pm at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 2, 2014
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