George Skiniotes

October 17, 1951November 16, 2012

George James Skiniotes passed on with his family by his side on November 16th, 2012, at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born on October 17, 1951, in Joliet, Illinois, to James and Geraldine Skiniotes.

George graduated from Lincoln Way Community High School's class of 1969 in New Lenox, Illinois, where he was known by the nickname “Greek”. He married his longtime girlfriend and high school sweetheart, Joanne Batson, in 1971. Their son Jimmy was born in 1975, and they later relocated from New Lenox to Arlington, Texas. In 1982, George and his family moved to Oklahoma City where he opened his independent sales company, Parthenon Sales Corporation, in 1985.

George will be remembered for his larger-than-life personality. Many of his friends and family knew George as an extremely doting grandfather to his two year-old grandson Lucas, who called him “Papou”. For several years, George was an avid tournament angler and all-around outdoorsman.

George is survived by his wife of fourty-one years, Joanne Batson; his son Jimmy, daughter Janna and grandson Lucas of Oklahoma City; his mother, Geraldine Skiniotes of New Lenox; three brothers, Steve (Donna) Skiniotes, James Skiniotes and Al (Janet) Skiniotes of New Lenox, Illinois; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his father, James George Skiniotes, Sr.

A Trisagion Service will be held in the Hahn-Cook Chapel Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. under Fr. John Tsaras with interment to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park in Oklahoma City.

The family asks that any gifts or donations be made to the American Cancer Society in honor of George James Skiniotes at the following web link:


  • Trisagion Monday, November 19, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Matt & Pat Arena

August 26, 2013

Please accept our heartfelt condolences, Mass intentions, and prayers. May the cherished memories of beloved George Skiniotes bring everlasting joy, love, and peace to all. ???

January 25, 2013

I just learned of Georges passing and would like to pass my condolences on to his family. I met George thru business but considered him a real friend. He was a pleasure to be around and a true gentleman.

Jim Mitchell

Donna (Seagrave) Lee

December 4, 2012

My condolences to George's family, espcially his beloved grandson. Keep sharing your love and special memories to keep him close. Letting go is never easy. I knew George at LW--class of 69.

Sara J. Kelcy

November 27, 2012

I am grateful to have had the pleasure of having George as my customer for the last six years. He was always a kind, sweet, and delightful gentleman. Just a few minutes waiting on him would brighten my day and having known him has brightened my heart. My prayers and love are with his family. He will truly be missed.

November 24, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Skiniotes families.
Sophia Thiakos and family,
New Lenox, Illinois

Tim Shanahan

November 21, 2012

I was very saddened to hear about George's passing-I'm glad I spent some time talking to him about "the good old days" at our last LW class of 69 reunion. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Henry Errek

November 21, 2012

Our sympathy goes to your family in your loss.

Hank, Nora, Henry and Sue Errek

Tom Baskerville

November 21, 2012

George and I took Driver's Ed together in high school. I remember his big smile and fun sense of humor. My sincere condolences to the family.

Kathy Talmadge

November 21, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Joanne, and your family. The last time I saw George he was beaming from ear to ear with the news he had become a grandfather. I will miss my friend and classmate.

Joanne Schonwise Tucci

November 21, 2012

My sympathy and prayers in your time of sorrow. May fond memories of happy times sustain you.