Richard Francis Skibba
October 4, 1938 – August 31, 2021
Richard “Dick” Francis Skibba was born on October 4, 1938 in Junction City, Wisconsin. He grew up in Wisconsin and Washington State. He attended Catholic school as a child and continued his strong faith throughout his life. He was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia.
He served in the 32nd artillery division of the army. After his army service, he began a career in sales that lasted 50 years. He was the Executive Vice President of Sales for Heritage Bag Company and retired in 2006. His job led he and his family to live in many different places – Wisconsin, Washington State, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, California and Georgia.
He loved sports! He was Steeler’s fan, Braves supporter, loved to play and watch golf and loved fishing. He is preceded in death by his mother Sylvia Marie Skibba, father, George James Skibba brother, Jim Skibba and sister, Mary Lou Skibba. He is survived by his sister, Sally Blank.
He is also survived by his wife of 60 years, Sally Skibba (Carpenter), son Mike, son Chris and wife JoAnn, daughter Michelle and husband, Patrick; 8 grandchildren Jaclyn and husband Justin, Ryan, Lauren, Ashley, Allison, Jacob, Kate, and Tyler; and great grandchildren, Jackson, Peyton, and Cameron. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Dick’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.
- The Wounded Warrior Project
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Richard Francis Skibba
September 12, 2021
Uncle Dick will be remembered for his kind heart, good nature,
and sense of humor. He was a patriot who loved his country and his family very much. We will miss him greatly and we're better for knowing him. God bless Aunt Sally and his family.
September 9, 2021
He was my guy, my go to, my mentor. I leaned on him for wisdom, for experience and for know how. I simply would not be where I am today without him in my life. There isn't a truer statement that I can make. My debt to him could never be repaid. Thank you for being the absolute best Dad anyone could ever ask for. My love for you will never diminish even as your life here on earth has ended. Save me a seat on the boat in heaven because that's where I'm headed when I get there!
September 4, 2021
Sally, I was so sad to hear about Dick’s passing. We worked together for twenty years. He was so well respected by me, everyone at Heritage, and our customers. I remember my wife Kim and I going to a Braves game with you and Dick and staying at your home. There are so many great times we had together. Great man. Condolences to you and your family.
September 3, 2021
How do you sum up a life well-lived? It’s easy when the person loves well & is well loved! That person is my Uncle Dick. He was so easy to talk to because he was so understanding. He was fun because he was so entertaining & also enjoyed being entertained by his favorite sports. He was generous with his time-so that when you were with him you were the most important person. Few people have some of these qualities, but my uncle had them all! I’m very lucky & grateful I had him in my life. I love him & he will be missed so much by me; his niece Kathy Miller.