A lifelong area resident, Virginia P. Skillman passed away on February 10, 2019 at the age of 97. She was a resident of Stonebridge at Montgomery.
Born in Hillsborough, Virginia graduated from Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, in 1943, the year she married her beloved husband, the late A. Dix Skillman, a Belle Mead attorney. She met her life’s partner of nearly seventy years at a dance on the grounds of the current Skillman Park.
The couple shared a strong interest in local history. Both were Charter Members of the Van Harlingen Historical Society on Montgomery Township. They restored several old dwellings along the D&R Canal in Griggstown, including a Revolutionary War inn built by a family ancestor and the bridge tender’s house.
Virginia is survived by her children, Abigail Skillman and Peter Skillman and his wife Barbara; by her grandchildren Christopher Skillman, Catherine and her husband Matthew Stevenson, and Sara Skillman and her fiancé, George Colby; and by her great-grandsons Clark and Logan Stevenson, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at the Blawenburg Reformed Church, Blawenburg, NJ, on Saturday, April 13 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Montgomery Emergency Medical Services (EMS) P.O. Box 105, Belle Mead,NJ 08502