Bernard Skahill Jr.
Bernard Skahill Jr.

Obituary of Bernard Joseph Skahill Jr.

Bernard Joseph Skahill Jr. passed away March 5, 2020, in Tacoma, Washington.  He was born November 25, 1931, to Bernard and Elizabeth Skahill in Charleston, South Carolina.  He lived at in Des Moines, Washington from 1963 to 1991, at The Pointe at Hartstene Island for 26 years, and at Cottages at Meridian for three years.


Bernard graduated from Seattle Prep in 1949 and Seattle University in 1953.  He served in the U.S. Navy at Naval Air Station Point Mugu from 1955 to 1957.  Bernard married Patricia Ann Lynch on June 23, 1962 in Spokane, Washington.


He worked for Boeing Co. for more than 30 years.  He was an avid reader, and was passionate about boating and sailing. He was a lifetime member of Three Tree Pint Yacht Club.  Bernard also was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church (2017-2020), Prince of Peace Catholic Church (2005-2017), and St. Philomena Catholic Church (1963-1991).


He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann; sons, Michael, Paul (Nagela Salles), Brian and Kevin (Karen); grandchildren, Emily, Glen, Danny and Shannon; and sister, Jacqueline Herum.  He was predeceased by his parents, and brother, George.


A Viewing will be held Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Funeral Alternatives of Washington, 31919 6th Avenue S, Suite 200, Federal Way, WA 98003.  The Rosary will be at 3:15 p.m. A graveside service will then take place at 12:30 p.m. at Gethsemane Cemetery, 37600 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003.


Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Mason County, 1826 Olympic Hwy N, Shelton, WA 98584; Catholic Housing or Catholic Relief.


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Viewing and Rosary

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Funeral Alternatives - Federal Way
31919 6th Ave. S
Federal Way, Washington, United States

Graveside Service

12:30 pm
Monday, March 16, 2020
Gethsemane Cemetery
37600 Pacific Hwy S
Federal Way, Washington, United States


The Rosary will take place during the Viewing, at 3:15 p.m.
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