Mark Robert Skube
April 21, 1951 – October 14, 2018
Mark Robert Skube passed away last Sunday after an admirable fight against cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer).
Mark was born in Springfield, IL and graduated from Griffin High School; he later earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois. Mark enjoyed a 44-year career in the technology sector, most recently at Cisco Systems where he long held a senior-level account manager sales position; Mark retired in 2017.
Mark was a thoughtful, empathetic, generous and loving gentleman with an unparalleled passion for golf, his family, and a personality determined to make people smile. He was a resident and member of River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond for 15 years where in 2017 he won the award for most rounds played in a year. Mark was also a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edmond.
Mark was preceded in death by his father John Skube and mother Dorothy Skube. Mark is survived by his loving wife, Kris; children Justin Skube of Edmond, OK and Jarin Skube of Brooklyn, NY; and beautiful grandchildren Kalyn and Londyn Skube. He is also survived by his stepmother Louise Skube; sisters Janice Butler (Jack) and Mary Jo Wasser (Stanley); and brother James Skube (Edith), all of Springfield, IL; brother Michael Skube of Durham, NC; sister Denise Skube of St. Louis, MO; brother-in-law Kevin Proctor (Carolyn) of Springfield, IL; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
A heartfelt thanks goes out to the collective efforts of Dr. Milind Javle and Dr. Prajnan Das at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Dr. Susanna Ulahannan at Stephenson Cancer Center along with their respective teams and support staff in Mark’s heroic fight and those to come. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (cholangiocarcinoma.org) and/or The First Tee OKC (thefirstteemetokc.org).
Mark Robert Skube
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October 19, 2018
Mark was a good friend over many years. We worked at 3 different companies at the same time over a span of 40+ years. Mark was one of the nicest and upbeat people I've ever known. I always enjoyed his company. He was consistently devoted to his family. He was always diligent at his occupation. Mark worked for me for 3 years and I never had a concern with Mark about doing the right thing. He was full of integrity, honesty, and self discipline. We roomed together at special events giving us an opportunity to share experiences, concerns, and our futures. For the past few years, after I retired, I stayed in touch with Mark and encouraged him to think about retirement also. It breaks my heart that after he finally retired he had so little time to enjoy the experience. We would occasionally talk on the phone and share some laughs about our past. Many times in the past we would play tennis and sometimes golf. Mark was good at everything he did; he was always gracious whether he won or lost. He was a very fine person in all regards and never once did he carry hostility, anger, or disappointment. I so admired him in many ways and still do. I have monumental sadness knowing that he went through such difficult times at the end.....he didn't deserve that. I will miss his friendship very much. And I express my deepest sympathy to his family. I've lost family members myself and I can only get through those times by thinking of the good times. Such will the same when I think of Mark for years to come. I consider myself fortunate to have had his friendship and he will always serve as an example of the type of person we should all be.