Donald Skube

May 19, 1958March 12, 2018
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Donald “Don” T. Skube, 59, of Pataskala, passed away unexpectedly on March 12, 2018. He was born on May 19, 1958 in Springfield, IL, a son to Thomas and Louise (Evans) Skube. Don is survived by his wife, his world, his everything, Tony; children, Ashley (Derek) and Daniel Toliver Skube; grandchildren, Rocky Daniel, Ivy Rosemarie and Hunny Louise; siblings, Robert (Malinda), Walter, Nancy (Bob) Buck, Cathy (Eddie) Bollmeier, Joseph and Paul; mother, Louise; his beautiful sister-in-law, Mary Krafft; the most amazing nieces and nephews and a second father to many loved ones. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Steel Daniel; father, Thomas; sister, Mary; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Pat and Libby Toliver and his very best friend, Bruce Krafft. Don, a proud family business owner in the community of Pataskala for over two years, Skube Snacks and Deli. “Welcome to Skube snacks and Deli. How can I help you?” Something you would always hear from Don when you come to the deli. You will never meet a finer man; he was a Provider, an all-around good guy, strong in faith, a true gentleman, the hardest working man ever, loved and respected by the community and coworkers and he always put his wife, Tony and family first over everything. Don was very active with the Special Olympics and served as a coach. He was a member at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and devoted to God. A true hero’s final act of love, Don gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. “You are much stronger than you think you are. Trust me and give it to God”... Superman! Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at KAUBER-FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, 289 S. Main St., Pataskala, OH 43062. Service will follow at 7 p.m. with family and friends sharing stories and memories, everyone welcome. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4383 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213 with Father William Arnold officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Licking Special Olympics, 371 Meadow Way, Pataskala, OH 43062, in memory of Coach Don. An online memorial will be available at


  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Jonathan Carver

March 18, 2018

Don Skube will we truly be missed he was a great man hard worker I loved working with him he was always the first one their an the last to leave my prayers go out to the family.

John Kelly

March 16, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Skube family...We lost a great friend and coworker at Corna Kokosing. I will miss you dearly. You was a great man and great worker. Words cannot express the loss we feel....

Larry Kretzmann

March 15, 2018

I have known many "hard working" men in my lifetime, but none any more so than Don. I remember him building his own house. He occasionally needed some assistance; if it was not readily forthcoming, he just worked around it. Nothing seemed to deter him from his ultimate goal of providing for his family. I don't ever recall hearing a discouraging word from his lips.
It was my privilege to know him, and I shall remind myself of him every time I walk under the "Skube" sign and into his Deli.

Phil Miller

March 15, 2018

What a loss ! Don was the hardest working guy and always a smile no matter what was going on. God Bless you Don and your family .

Tim, Kathy and Jay Emmenegger

March 13, 2018

We wanted to pass along our condolences to the Skube family. Coach Don always made it easy for our son Jay to participate on the BB team. He always encouraged each and every player by cheering them on. He reminded us that it is just a game and really nothing else! Our prayers are with you and your family at this challenging time.

God Bless

Vicki Sussman

March 13, 2018

I will always remember Don’s wonderful smile. I don’t remember him ever saying a bad word about anyone. He seemed to just take life as it came and keep going. It was apparent that he loved his family beyond anything and had a strong faith in God. He was so wonderful and dedicated to our special Olympics program and the athletes. We were fortunate to know him and work with him. What a witness! I am so sorry I cannot make it to the calling hours or funeral. Please know you are all in my heart and prayers. May the Holy Spirit comfort you and bring to mind all your wonderful memories to carry you through this difficult time.