James “Jim” John
Skeffington, age 50, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, Nov. 11,
2016, at Mosaic Life Care after a long and courageous battle with bone
Jim was born
October 22, 1966, in Chicago, IL.
At Chesterton High
School, Jim excelled in Speech and Debate and went on to become a national
awards recipient. As a young man, Jim worked at Busch Gardens, as Rainmaker.
He also worked in sales and marketing for Prudential Insurance and Western
Union. Jim enjoyed acting and appeared in several commercials. He also
enjoyed the arts and was a wonderful musician. He was a huge dreamer and a
wonderful person with a big heart.
He was preceded in
death by his mother, Rita A. (Roche) Skeffington, sister Shannon Hayden, her
infant daughter Elizabeth, and sister Heather Skeffington.
Jim’s partner, Tim, of St. Joseph, father Shaun F. (Deborah) Skeffington of
Chesterton, brother Shaun M. (Kerry), of Burns Harbor, two nieces and two
nephews. He is also survived by his aunt Barbara Roche, of Berwyn, IL, and
In lieu of flowers,
the family requests memorial donations to Moraine House, in Valparaiso, IN,
or to the local American Cancer Society.
Gathering will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the
community room of Villages of Burns Harbor, 331 Boo Road, Burns Harbor, IN,