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Skaff, Delano "Del", Age 75

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Date of Birth: 10/01/1941

Date of Death: 05/07/2017

Services: Monday (5-15-17) 10:30 AM at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, Omaha, Nebraska.

Visitation: Sunday (5-14-17) 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a Memorial Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, Omaha, Nebraska.

Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorials: St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church or St. Jude Hospital.

Preceded in death by parents, George and Delia Skaff; nephew, Vince Skaff. Survived by wife, Bonnie Skaff; daughter, Andria (Paul) Niles; son, Eric (Lindsay) Skaff; grandchildren, Thomas, Sophia and Zoe Niles, Isabella and Gianna Skaff; brother, Duane (Wanda) Skaff; nieces and nephews.
Del was born in Sioux City Iowa. He graduated from Central high school (1960) and Morningside College (1964) and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was a captain in the United States Air Force (Hamilton AFB) and served in South Korea during the Vietnam war. After marrying Bonnie Vallerino (1970) in California, they moved to Omaha. He began working at Northwestern Bell and retired after 32 years (Quest). He was a member of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, the Phoenician Club of Omaha, the Midwest Federation of American Syrian Lebanese clubs, American Legion, Tangier Shriners, Omaha Consistory/Scottish rite , the Masonic Blue Lodge, Northwestern Bell Retirees Association and he served on the Board of Directors of the west Omaha YMCA.  He and Bonnie moved to Texas in 2015 to enjoy mild winters, and spend more time with their grandchildren (in TX & AZ).  They enjoyed it - except one thing - there were too many Texas fans and not enough Huskers. 

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  • Duane and Esther Sorenson

    You're in our prayers during this time of grief and sadness. Del and I were childhood friends and remained in contact for 70 years. Del was always fun, smiling, laughing and a good friend.

  • Fred and Michele

    Del lived life to the fullest, was a close friend, and was someone who touched the lives of everyone who knew him. Our hope is that his family finds comfort from this tribute during this difficult time. Del will be greatly missed; may his memory be eternal!

  • Suzie

    Words cannot express the extreme gratitude I feel to have you as an uncle. Your warmth and kindness will never be forgotten and I'm blessed the girls got to meet you. Memory Eternal. Until, God willing, we meet again.

  • Sara Bell

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Del's family and friends. May each thought, each prayer, and each kindness you receive give you comfort each day. We have many wonderful Memories from time spent with the Skaff family. Thank you Del for your hard work and your service you gave to all of us and this country. Memory Eternal+
    Love, John and Sara

  • Mary Ann

    Dear Bonnie and all the Skaff Family, All though we cannot be there to personally hug you during this difficult time, please know that we are even now sharing in your sorrow and praying God's comfort as you walk this road. We hope that every day you and the family will find new grace and strength in the feelings and memories that show he is with you still.

    His life is your legacy, His love was His gift...and your memories of HIM
    are the comfort you'll keep in your heart forever.

    With Love, Sympathy and Prayers, Ed and Mary Ann Nohalty and Family: Krista, Alexandria and Jason
    May HIS memory be eternal!

  • Judy Yacio

    May our beloved Del rest in peace. Love to Bonnie, Andria and Eric and families and Duane and Wanda and family.

  • Judy Stevens

    It is so sad to see you leave, but know you will go to a far more beautiful world. I remember your mother and how her face would light up when her boys and family were around her. God bless yur family. Memory?Eternal

  • Linda and James Freeman

    We are both very sorry for your loss

  • Larry and Lorice David and family

    We pay tribute to a great guy who leaves a legacy of faith, family and friendship what a pleasure to know him the memories eternal God bless Bonnie and family

  • Duane Skaff

    Memory Eternal Baby Brother.

  • Wanda Skaff

    Del, my sweet Brother-In-law, we are mourning your loss, as so many are! You are one of the sweetest, giving, loving, kindest & wonderful person who ever lived! We missed you so much after the move to Texas. Of course we will miss you even more now! You & Bonnie raised a beautiful & loving family! What a tribute to you both!! We & so many others are mourning your loss! We never dreamed Duane's "Baby Brother" would be called Home as an Angel so soon! Rest In Peace dear "Brother". May You Rest In Peace & May Your Memory Be Eternal!

  • Lindsay Skaff

    A beautiful, loving, Godly man. I feel blessed not only to have known him but to be able to be called his daughter-in-law. Del, you will be forever remembered. We love you!

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