Charles F. Skillman
- June 27, 2014
Commander, USN Retired, 30 years of
Resident of Garden Grove, originally of Newark, New
Jersey. Passed away on June 27, 2014.Leaving behind 4 children;
10 grand children; 11 great grandchildren; and his 2nd wife. -
Loved by all.
Commanding Officer USNAVCOMMSTA Balboa, Panama, CZ 1968-1970
Following received from shipmates:
September 25, 2014
The Captain liked to fish, we went fishing. We went fishing quite a few times. Got chewed out one time for not inviting him on one of my fishing trips.
Senior Chief Radioman J. Whiting (Retired)
September 9, 2014
I had the great pleasure of serving with Commander Skillman at
the Naval Communications Station, Balboa, Canal Zone from 1968
until his departure in 1970. He was a true gentleman who was
well respected by his subordinates. My deepest condolonces to
the Skillman family.
Retired Chief Radioman
United States Navy
David Hanrahan, Venice, FL
September 8, 2014
I served under CDR Skillman when he was Commanding Officer of
Naval Communications Station Balboa Panama and I was then a
Chief Radioman. He was a great CO. I know of no sailor who did
not like him. He has crossed the bar into calm waters. May he
rest in peace.
Forris Hudkins, West Milford, WV