Skipper Weinreich Sr.

October 23, 1960October 5, 2021

Skipper Jay Weinreich, Sr., 60-years-old, passed away unexpectantly Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at his home in Fort Wayne. Skip was born on October 23, 1960, to Dixie Beatty (Weinreich), Cleveland, Ohio. Skip had a love for being an avid entrepreneur, camping, grilling, hunting, fishing, canoeing, traveling, spending time with his family, and was a beloved pet owner to his dogs Bubba, Snoopy, and Nova. Skip was a gentle soul, a loving and proud son, partner, father, and grandfather, and genuinely a hard-working man. The honor of knowing him will be cherished by all.

He is survived by his mother, Dixie (Dannie) Beatty; significant other, Sherri DeFord; son, Skipper, Jr. (Alyssa) Weinreich; and his grandchildren, Olivia Rain, Jayden Priscilla Rose, Everly Mae, and Wayland Jay.

Private services will be held at later date. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne, IN. To sign the online guestbook go to


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Joan Hamil

October 12, 2021

Skip, I feel I knew you through your mother's postings
in our small online club.
Your warm smile shows your loving, happy nature.
My condolences to those you loved and left behind.

Rest in Peace, Joan Hamil

Renee Albright

October 10, 2021

Skip always seemed to be in his happy place when he was working on something outside. I am so sorry to the family, but a very special hug goes to Sherri. I am so sorry for the hurt in the loss of your soulmate.