Robert L Skene

February 12, 1954 - August 11, 2015
Robert L Skene

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Robert L. (Bob) Skene, age 61, died August 11,2015, at his home in Holiday, Florida.

Bob loved sports, sunsets on the ocean, his dog, Dinky, and most of all his family.

Bob touched many lives through his life’s journey, from baseball, softball and bowling to umpiring baseball games. He owned Bulldog Lanes for many years and was inducted into the Columbus, IN Bowling Hall of Fame. His accomplishments include past PBA member, two-time state bowling champion and many state softball titles. His greatest pleasure was watching his son play baseball.

He was born in Marietta, GA, February 12, 1954, the son of Grace Rogers Skene, who survives, and the late John Henry Skene.

A celebration of life is planned for September 3, 2015 at Hudson Beach shelter house – Bob’s favorite place.

Bob is survived by his loving and devoted wife of thirty-six years, Patricia Kaye (Trish) Brabander Skene and his son Robert L. (Rob) Skene II, two sisters; Charlotte Beard (Bob) of Marietta, GA, Dorothy Sims (Rick) of Columbus, IN, four brothers; John Skene (Kathy) of Lafayette, IN, Mike Skene (Barbara) of Corbin, IN, Tom Skene (Sue) of Greenscastle, IN, Chris Skene (Mary Ann) of Hudson, FL and a very close friend and caregiver, Ann Stout of Port Richey, FL
The family requests any memorial contributions be made to the local American Heart Association.


Thursday, September 3, 2015
12:00 AM

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  • August 15, 2015
    The Staff of Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home says:
    Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

  • August 15, 2015
    Virginia Ebert says:
    Trish Thinking of you and Robbie. You are in our thought and prayers. Was very sorry to hear of your lose.

  • August 16, 2015
    American Heart Association says:
    May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

  • August 16, 2015
    Mary Jo & Mike Nentrup says:
    So sorry to hear about Bob. Mike really enjoyed the days of bowling with Bob and Chris. May God comfort all of you at this time.

  • August 16, 2015
    Lisa Gatesy says:
    Trish and Rob I am so sorry to hear about Bob! My thoughts and prayers are with you! I know how hard it is! I have not seen you guys in a long time but I lost Bill almost 4 years ago!
    Call me sometime Trish i am still at La Mode! Prayers to you both!
    Lisa Voelz-Gatesy

  • August 16, 2015
    steven ebert says:
    Trish, Robbie, I'm terribly and deeply sorry for your loss. Bob was always a great friend to me and my family. In fact, I can't think of anybody's life he didn't touch here in Indiana, or anywhere for that matter. Godspeed to you guys, his family and all his friends I'm sure he has there. Steve and Virginia

  • August 16, 2015
    Deb Swezea-DeBUsk says:
    To all of the Skene family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. I know that Bob will be greatly missed.

  • August 17, 2015
    Array says:
    To the Skene family, Bob was a one of a kind gentle spirited, caring person. He touched and mentored so many lives in the Columbus, Indiana area. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Tammy, Matt, & Brett Boilanger

  • August 17, 2015
    Barb and Ron Neuman says:
    Trish, Was so sorry to hear about Bob. Think of you often. Will keep you in my prayers.

  • August 17, 2015
    Patti Porter Campbell says:
    Trish, Robbie and family.So sosorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. Love Patti Porter Campbell and family.

  • August 21, 2015
    Ray & Cheri Anderson says:
    Trish,and family, So sorry to hear about Bobby. You are in our thoughts & prayers. We will always cherish our memories of the softball tournaments & the trip to Vegas after the Sacremento World Tournament loss of 2 consecutive games. Love & hugs,

  • March 30, 2016
    Paul Weibel says:
    Sad to hear about my old friends passing. Although I haven't seen him in decades, I will always remember the good times with Bobby, Tommy & Chris, when we were kids in Atlanta.