Jeff Skolnick

by | Mar 20, 2015 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Jeff Skolnick, 52, after a brave battle with Lymphoma, passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family and friends on March 7, 2015.

Predeceased by his father, Richard (Dick) Skolnick, he is survived by his wife of 24 years, Beth (Bryant) Skolnick, son Hunter, daughter Taylor, mother Phyllis Rosenblum Skolnick, mother-in-law Nancy (Wallace) Bryant, father in-law Maxey Bryant all of Virginia Beach and by his siblings Donna (Skolnick) Semonich, Allen Skolnick and Curtis Skolnick.

Jeff was born on January 27, 1963 in Minneapolis, Minn. A devoted husband, Jeff had a passion for life that he shared with Beth and warmed the hearts of everyone around them. An adoring father, he centered his life around his children imparting life-lessons and mentoring Hunter and Taylor with a seize-the-day attitude that will mold them into successful and loving adults.

He spent his childhood in Virginia Beach and was a gifted student and athlete who graduated from Kempsville High School in 1981 before attending Virginia Tech. Jeff earned an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and a graduate degree Construction Management and soon after marriage settled in Vienna, Va. for 18 years. Jeff was an accomplished software designer and project manager who worked with Bechtel, Jacobus, Arc-Second and most recently with Bentley Systems.

Jeff and his family moved to Virginia Beach in July of 2007 settling in a warm home overlooking the first of hole of the Princess Anne Country Club, perfect for Jeff as he enjoyed golf and the camaraderie of the Club. He loved to spend summer days hanging out on the beach enjoying the surfing scene and winter days in the mountains whisking down powdered covered slopes on his snowboard. He traveled extensively and lived life to its fullest enriching the lives of family and countless friends; he was loved by all.

Funeral services were held at Congregation Beth El, followed with interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. H.D. Oliver.