Tom Skinner Obituary: It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the sudden passing of Tom Skinner, a beloved member of the Clio, Michigan community. Tom, a proud St. Mary’s High School ’49er, dedicated his life to teaching, coaching, and serving others.
Born in Flint, Michigan, Tom was a true local, spending the majority of his life in Genesee County. After graduating from St. Mary’s High School, he continued his education at the University of Michigan Flint. Tom also served in the Army, bravely serving in Korea from 1953 to 1954.
For over three decades, Tom shared his knowledge and passion as a teacher and coach at various schools in the area. Even after retiring, he continued to contribute to his community, working at the Flint Auto Auction for 12 years.
Tom’s dedication extended beyond his professional life. He was a loving husband to his late spouses, Mary McGovern Skinner and Doris Sulfaro Skinner, and a devoted father to his children and grandchildren. His family meant the world to him, and he leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.
During this difficult time, we invite you to join us in sending condolences and prayers to Tom’s family and friends. Your support will provide comfort and strength as they navigate this profound loss.
Tom Skinner Obituary
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Tom Skinner, a beloved member of the Clio, Michigan community. Tom, born on February 15, 1932, in Flint, Michigan, was a cherished individual who touched the lives of many. His sudden departure on December 6, 2023, has left a void in the hearts of those who knew him.
Early Life and Education
Tom Skinner’s journey began in Flint, Michigan, where he was born to Ted and Mary McEvoy Skinner. Growing up in Genesee County, he attended St. Mary’s High School, graduating as a proud ’49er. Tom’s thirst for knowledge led him to pursue higher education at the University of Michigan Flint, where he further honed his intellectual abilities.
Tom’s passion for teaching and coaching was evident throughout his remarkable career. For 31 years, he dedicated himself to shaping young minds and nurturing their talents. His unwavering commitment led him to serve at esteemed institutions such as St. Agnes, Powers, Holy Rosary, and St. Roberts schools. Even after retiring, Tom continued to contribute to his community by working at the Flint Auto Auction for 12 years.
Family and Personal Life
Tom Skinner was a man of deep love and devotion. He was preceded in death by his spouses, Mary McGovern Skinner and Doris Sulfaro Skinner, as well as his parents, Ted and Mary Skinner. Tom’s family was his pride and joy. He leaves behind his children, Susan Randall, Nancy Sather (Bill), Mary Fran (Brian), Joe Skinner (Debbie), and John Skinner (Lisa), who will forever cherish his memory. Additionally, Tom was blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren who brought immense joy to his life.
Condolences and Prayers
In this difficult time of loss, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Tom Skinner. Your messages of sympathy and prayers will provide comfort and solace during this challenging period. Let us come together as a community to support one another and honor the memory of a remarkable individual who will be dearly missed.
We are deeply saddened to share the news of the sudden passing of Tom Skinner, a beloved member of the Clio, Michigan community. Tom, a St. Mary’s High School ’49er, was a dedicated teacher and coach for over three decades, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of many. Born on February 15, 1932, in Flint, Michigan, Tom served in the Army during the Korean War and later pursued higher education at the University of Michigan Flint. He will be dearly missed by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Skinner family during this difficult time. Please join us in offering condolences and support to them.