Emma Skolkin

November 7, 1930January 27, 2013

Emma Skolkin 82 of North Palm Beach, FL formerly of Lakewood, New Jersey passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 surrounded by her family. Emma was the loving wife of Edward Skolkin; mother to Mark (Holly) Skolkin, Debbie (Matty) Schwartzseid, Larry (Diane) Skolkin, and Tami Battle. The other loves of her life were her grandchildren, Alan, Michael, Emory, Dayna, Meghan, Ryan, Erica, Rachel, Lindsay, and Amanda. Emma was born November 7, 1930 in Trenton, NJ and graduated from Point Pleasant High School in 1948. She married her High School sweetheart, Ed and together they raised their kids in Lakewood, NJ, where she worked in the public school system. They then moved to Monmouth Beach, NJ where she worked for E.A.I. as a program analyst. Upon retirement, Emma & Ed followed their dream and moved to Florida to enjoy their happy ever after and did they ever! They celebrated 62 anniversaries together traveling all over the world alone and with family & friends. Emma’s passion was her family and she was there for them for every problem, joy and special occasion. She will be missed greatly but will now be in death as in life, our guardian angel. Online condolences may be offered at Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 11:45am at the STAR OF DAVID FUNERAL CHAPEL OF THE PALM BEACHES, 9321 MEMORIAL PARK ROAD, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, 33412, (561) 627-2277 Entombment will follow. In Lieu of Flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County at


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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February 21, 2013

Miss you mom!!

January 31, 2013

I enjoyed being your Occupational Therapist at La were a sweet lady with many wonderful stories to share..RIP Cindy

Genny Ajram

January 30, 2013

Dear Debbie, Matty and family

May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
With sympathy and love
Genny and Gaby

Jeff Goldstein

January 29, 2013

Some of my best memories were spent in Ed and Emma's home. Thank you for the decades of love, sincerity and heartfelt enthusiasm. Emma you always treated me more as a member of than a friend of the family. I always smile when I think of the many celebrations shared. Mark and I could never slip one past you...even though you let us think we could. Our condolences to the entire Skolkin Family. Jeff & Michelle Goldstein

Matty Schwartzseid

January 29, 2013

Since you always called me your favorite son-in-law, I wish you, my favorite mother-in-law eternal rest. You did all you could do to be a great wife, wonderful mom and doting grandma. You taught us all very well & we promise to carry on your legacy. I personally thank you for the greatest gift of all, your daughter, without whom I would not be who I am today. Love you.

Diane Warme

January 29, 2013

Emma will be greatly missed, my heart and prayers are with Ed and family.She was a very special lady.

Barbara Roth

January 29, 2013

To my best friend Debbie - we are all so sorry to hear about your mom. So many memories from so many years. I am glad I got to visit with her recently. You know I will always be there for you. You will forever have a guardian angel. Barbara