Roland J. VanSkiver
1934 - 2020
Barber Funeral Home - Horseheads
413 South Main Street
Horseheads, NY
Roland J. Van Skiver

Erin - Age 85 of Erin NY; he passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, July 19, 2020. He was born in East Smithfield, PA on October 13, 1934 and was predeceased by his parents Carlton Ordway Van Skiver & Charlena Rose-Van Skiver; along with his in-laws Arthur Evans Sr. & Nellie Latin-Evans; daughter Barbara Van Skiver, son Frederick Van Skiver; sister Norma Jean Collins; brother Gary Van Skiver Sr.; his brother-in-law, and four sisters-in-law. His surviving family includes his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth J. Van Skiver (Evans) of Erin, NY; children Jutta (Joe) Iacovelli of Cortland, NY, Carl Van Skiver of Lowman, NY, Alfred (Audra Waters) Van Skiver of North Chemung, NY, Howard (Kim) Van Skiver of Erin, NY, Sherri (James) Newns of Erin, NY, Roland "John" (Shannon) Van Skiver Jr., and Elizabeth "Ann" (Jeff) Hammond of Erin, NY; thirteen grandchildren; and twenty-two great grandchildren (with another great grandson due any day). Roland was a hardworking man and a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather; he served our country with honor in the National Guard, Air Force, and the Army for a combined 32 years. He had many jobs throughout his life that included delivering concrete for Custom Mix, delivering milk, and spending nearly 30 years with the Chemung County Highway Department. Roland was also a lifetime member of the Erin Fire Department. Family and friends are invited to visit the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St. in Horseheads, on Friday, July 24th 2020 from 4 pm to 8 pm. A memorial service with military honors will be announced at a later date. Those attending, please be aware the NYS Health Dept. regulations limit to occupancy of the funeral home at one time, and masks are required. We appreciate the consideration of family and friends. Condolences at

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Rest in peace Roland.
Ron Cundy
July 28, 2020
Jutta Iacovelli
July 24, 2020
Howard and Kim, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father.
Kristy-Jo Croman
July 22, 2020
My Condolences to the VanSkiver family. Worked with Roland for over 25yrs at the highway department and always enjoyed be around him and have lots of good memories. May the Lord be with him.
Bill Wilkins. ( Wilkie )
William Wilkins
July 22, 2020
First, We would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to "Liz" and all the family, I worked with "Van" for over 30 years at the Chemung County Highway Dept. He was a friendly and robust individual who was a hard worker and energetic. Linda had 6 of his many grandkids in her day care in our home. We regret we didn't spend more time with him and Liz. We may have been able to relieve some of the pressure off Liz if we had spent less time on our own life problems. We know Van is in a far better place, free from the cares of this world. All of you please stand in the knowledge God loves us all and we will all be together again. As children of man we mourn our loss, but as children of God, we can rejoice in his eternal life. May God Bless and comfort you all in this time of sorrow and grief. Dick and Linda howard
Dick and Linda Howard
July 22, 2020
Howard, Kim and the entire Van Skiver Family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Knowing Howard like I do, I'm certain that you have fond memories that will hopefully get you through this tough time. RIP MR. Van Skiver.
John Comereski
July 22, 2020
To the VanSkiver Family, Please accept our deepest condolences for you loss. Roland was a Great man Jerry&Jeanne Jones Lawrenceville PA
Jerry & Jeanne Jones
July 21, 2020
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