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“She will be missed and it was jsut a pleasure to dive with her and harold over the last 10 yrs. God bless to all her family. I was so glad she was...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Bryan Nolan - darien, IL

“to the family and friends of Eileen, I express my deepest sympathy and condolences. Eileen was a significant contributor and important fixture...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Mark Niewoehner - Chicago, IL

“Eileen, we were ready and happy to welcome you this year in Tesero, Northern Italy, the village where your grandparents lived before emigrating to...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Ivo and Virna Vinante

“Eileen, While most people will look down on me from the clouds, I do not believe this is where I will see you. You belong, and always have...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Jimmy Anders

“I first met Eileen when we worked at the same company many, many years ago. We were there when our kids were born, got a dog named Corky from her...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Augustine Skowronski - IL

“Even though Eileen and I didn't talk since the mid seventies, I thought about her and wondered if I would ever find her again. And then the wonder...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Pearl Ujvari Scalzitti - Lansing, IL


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EILEEN VELIA SKIBA

Eileen Velia Skiba. March 17, 1951 – Jan 20, 2013. Late of Manhattan, IL. Also resided in Frankfort, IL for many years. Survived by her husband Harold Bach III, her daughters Kim (Jason) Maholy, Rebecca (Greg) Anger, and a son Charles Ryan Campagne, seven grandchildren with 1 on the way, brother Conrad (Mary) Skiba and sister Joyce (John) Mell, numerous nieces and nephews, father-in-law Harold (Margo) Bach Jr., daughter-in-law Brittany (Justin) Mullinax, son-in-law Harold (Rochelle) Bach IV, and ex-husband Charles N. Campagne. Preceded by her parents Conrad and Velia Skiba. Eileen was born and raised in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. She attended Van Vlissingen Elementary School and Fenger High School, Class of 1968. Eileen was an accomplished scuba diver and underwater photographer and loved the sport so much that she earned the rating of Master Instructor. And in return, she was completely beloved by all of her students. She also loved to travel around the world taking her students to visit new dive sites. She was employed full-time in the Scuba industry for the last 10 years. In addition to teaching, she was the show coordinator for the Our-World Underwater scuba show for 5 years and then a dive travel consultant for Ultimate Dive Travel for the last 3 years. Eileen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2011, underwent extensive chemotherapy to shrink the tumor and then surgery to remove it. She was in remission from June 2012 until November 2012 when the cancer returned. She put up a courageous fight until the very end. She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral service, Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment, Private. For information www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-806-2225.

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