UPDATED- Services for Firefighter/ EMT Stephen Skipton Sr. announced

Obituary for Stephen Skipton Sr.

483837_origStephen Edward Skipton, Sr., 41, of Goose Creek, passed away peacefully with family by his side on August 23, 2014.Steve was born May 24, 1973 in Camden, NJ a son of Bertha Shearer Skipton and the late George Skipton. Steve was involved and dedicated to the fire service for 25 years. He started his life in the fire service as a teenager as a junior member of the Brooklawn Fire Department outside of his home town. He served as a volunteer firefighter in Bellmawr NJ, later moving through the ranks to Chief of Department of the Bellmawr Park Volunteer Fire Department in his 20’s. Steve worked as an EMT for University EMS in Newark NJ, and the city of Camden for 17 years. During his time there, he responded to the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 to aid in rescue efforts. He remained very active in the fire service including photographing fire scenes, contributing to countless training slides, and videos. He was very well known throughout the state of New Jersey and beyond, also running a successful fire news website. In 2010, he pursued his dream of working as a career firefighter and moved to the City of Goose Creek, South Carolina, where he served faithfully. Another passion of Steve’s was photographing fire apparatus, he was known to travel anywhere a new truck was going in service to get great shots of the apparatus….FULL OBITUARY

McAlister Smith Funeral, Cremation

THURSDAY AUGUST 28, 2014

NORTHWOODS ASSEMBLY CHURCH
2600 North Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483

VIEWING- 1100-1300
FUNERAL-1300

****ANY FIRE DEPARTMENTS THAT PLAN ON ATTENDING PLEASE EMAIL CHIEF STEVE CHAPMAN AT schapman@cityofgoosecreek.com.  Please include approximate number of personnel and if you plan to bring fire department apparatus.

 

RECEPTION- IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE FUNERAL AT CITY OF GOOSE CREEK FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION 1

FOR OUT OF TOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL AND FAMILIES ATTENDING THE BELOW HOTELS WILL BE GIVING DISCOUNTS: WE WILL BE ADDING THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
2435 ELMS CENTER ROAD
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC
843-569-3200
REF- SKIPTON BEREAVEMENT RATE

HAMPTON INN
2688 FERNWOOD DR
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC
843-735-7500
REF- SKIPTON BEREAVEMENT RATE

About Todd Pruitt

Owner- SConFire.com and currently a career Fire Captain. Past Operations Chief for Greater Valley EMS & Rescue in Sayre, PA and Volunteer Truck Captain in the City of Salisbury, MD. Over 25 Years of Experience in Emergency Services.