John E. Skillman III

Tampa, Florida

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I didn't know John only reading his many good works on the Skillman website. And was hoping to get to meet him one day. So sorry for the loss of him. God Bless him. Our condolences to the family.

Ellie, So sorry to hear of John's death. He was a very dear cousin. I loved his dedication to the Skillman family name. Getting his hand-me-down toys and visiting him at West Point are some of my favorite childhood memories. Much love to your and your family.

I met John in 1987 when I was working with PaineWebber. I was new to their system and John was my initial contact in the southeast. We met for dinner at Bern's in Tampa and became fast friends over a few bottles of great wine.
As others have all commented, John was always a true gentleman and always a pleasure to be around. He was smart, funny, charming, well read and a connoisseur of fine wine. Even as our career paths zigged and zagged, we made it a point to stay in touch by email. We...

John and I became friends late in life through the Sons of the American Revolution and our interest in genealogy. We also shared a heavy book habit and had lunches occasionally just to discuss our reads; but then, we enjoyed being together and discussing just about anything.

All my and my wife Pam's thoughts and prayers are with you, Ellie, and your family. We know you will miss him deeply.

John was great friend and a real gentleman. I regret that I couldn't have...

While I did not know John very long, it was readily apparent he was a fine gentleman, a person with purpose and focus, and one who want his responsiblities to be done correctly the first time.
My prayers and thoughts go out to the Skillman family.
William M. Floyd

John was an Amazing man who accomplished so much, and will be Greatly Missed. I was privileged to have known him.
Jay Skillman

David and Suzan Wadley
To Ellie and family, we are so sadden to hear the news about John and have your family in our prayers. Unfortunately we having spoken in way to long and didn't realize Johns situation. The two of you have always been one of our favorite friends and we have such fond memories. Unfortunately both time and distance has a way of not staying in touch., now to much regret.
John was a mentor, a colleague and most importantly, a dear friend. We had so many...

Dear Mrs. Skillman, Ken, Lee Ann and Paige,

Your family is very much in my heart today along with the many happy memories of our Tampa days.

With love,

Christina Sanborn Danese

Troy and Carol. DeBord send their condolences and fond memories from Cincinnati. Having had the pleasure of John's friendship and partnership as a treasured colleague for many years at PaineWebber , I wish only the rememberence of a life lived extraordinarily to Ellie and family. Always a gentleman, consummate professional and full of humor John welcomed a young colleague in the mid 1980's to the band of brothers at PaineWebber .It was a treasured experience I will carry forever as memories...


John's Obituaries

SKILLMAN, III, John E., 74, of Tampa and Copper Hill, Virginia, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 after a long and courag-eous battle with prostate cancer. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. John E. Skillman, Jr. of Upper Montclair, NJ, and the grandson of Dr. & Mrs. John E....

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