John Edward Skinner

September 17, 2008


Past Services

Sunday October 12, 2008
4:00 pm
Unitarian Church of Norfolk
739 Yarmouth Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-627-5371 | Directions

John Edward Skinner

NORFOLK- John Edward “Jack” Skinner, 63, passed away in his home on September 17, 2008 after a short illness. Born in Michigan to the late Chester and Margaret Skinner, he moved to upstate NY in 1972 where he worked for Mountain Lake Public Television. Jack spent many years exploring the Adirondacks and is best known for his outstanding photography and wilderness documentaries. In 1992, he moved to Norfolk to work for WTKR and later opened his own production house, Video Project Studio. Jack was proud to include among his clients the Chrysler Museum, the Virginia Opera and Titan America. He will be most remembered for his creative vision and kind, gentle heart.
Jack is survived by his wife, Joanne Taylor; two daughters and a son-in-law, Aimee Skinner, Sarah Skinner and husband Kevin Fox; brother Bob Skinner and wife Margaret; sister Ann Tenniswood and husband Dave; many nieces and nephews; and faithful companions Miso, Simon, Romeo and Charleston.
Thanks to the staff of the Cleveland Clinic, the CJD Foundation, Medi Home Hospice and all of our friends for their support. A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Church of Norfolk on Oct. 12 at 4:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the CJD Foundation, PO Box 5312, Akron, Ohio 44334. Condolences may be shared with the family at Arrangements are by Altmeyer Funeral Home.

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Carol Bornman
8 years ago

Dear Joanne,

I was stunned to learn the sad news.

I only spoke with John once enjoying his conversation & gentle nature.

You’re in my thoughts & prayers during this time of great loss.

Larry Silverman
8 years ago

John was such a good decent human being. I only wish I had gotten to know him better. Joanne, my thoughts are with you.