In Memory

Bruce Skinnard

Bruce Skinnard

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04/23/14 10:36 AM #1    

Jessie Vega (Andreu)

I am so very sad to hear of Bruce's passing.  I remember sitting by him in Mrs. Sack's Spanish class.  He drove her about crazy with some of his bad pronunciations of Spanish.  I still tell my own Spanish students those stories and they always laugh.  You are missed Bruce.  God bless you!

04/23/14 11:10 AM #2    

John Bello

Geez, this is a shock! It seems like I just saw him at the reunion. Bruce and I were classmates starting in 3nd grade at Green Valley, thru Benjamin Stoddard Jr. High, and then Crossland.  I remember pooling lunch money to buy a couple gallons of gas so we could drive to Crossland and avoid taking the bus.  Rest in Peace.

04/25/14 02:18 PM #3    

Michael Bagley

Its always sad hearing about the loss of a Class of 66 member.  It hits a little closer to home when its a classmate of the Green Valley group.  My prayers go out to Bruce's family.

07/04/14 12:50 PM #4    

Mary Patricia Clark (Crutchfield)

It was such a shock to hear about Bruce, my boyfriend all through high school. He was a genuinely nice guy.  My heart goes out to his wonderful family.  

06/17/16 04:29 PM #5    

Wayne (Butch) Sandberg

I just found out about Bruce's passing a few days ago. Bruce and I were best friends in the 11th and 12th grades. His girl friend was Patty Clark and her best friend was Barbara Danser. I ended up marrying Barbara but Bruce and Patty broke up during their senior year. Bruce and I skipped so many days of school in the 12th grade that it is amazing we graduated. We played pool and worked on our cars most days before we went to work. His brother-in law Billy was a manager at a Safeway store in Congress Heights and he got both Bruce and I part time jobs at different Safeway stores. Bruce worked in Congress Heights and I worked at a store at 17th and Benning Road. After high school we remained friends and while I took a job as an electricians helper Bruce remained at the Safeway. I decided to join the army in 1967 and Bruce was going to enlist with me on the "buddy plan" but at the last minute he changed his mind. When I got out of the Army Bruce and I visited and partied together for a while until I broke up with Barbara and moved to northern Virginia. I last saw Bruce at one of the high school reunions. He still worked at Safeway and still had that infectious big smile. We sat on the back of his new pickup truck's tail gate drinking beer and reminiscing until about 2am that night. I was hoping to see him again at the 50th until I learned if his passing. I am still grief stricken. Rest in peace Bruce. I will always remember your friendship.

06/18/16 04:14 PM #6    

Lynn Allen (Thornber)

My parents and Bruce's were friends.  They went out one night and left me with Bruce and his older sister.  They opened their sofa bed and we all got in- me in the middle.  They must have done this before, because suddenly theygot up and closed me in it.  They wouldn't let me out until I started crying!  Wow, was that long ago.  Sorry to hear he has passed.


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