Deborah Ann Skibinski, 68 years, of Toledo, OH passed away peacefully
Monday, April 17, 2023 in her home after being diagnosed with and battling cancer of
the appendix and colon in March 2019, which included multiple surgeries and treatment
The only daughter of Richard Robert and Etta Mae (Smith) Fisher, she was born
September 2, 1954 in Toledo. A 1972 graduate of Whitmer High School, she married
her high school sweetheart, Gregory Skibinski, on October 6, 1972 and they have been
together for 53 years.
Deborah spent the majority of her years as a homemaker while her children were
growing up, however later in life she found a new calling in working at the Lucas County
Board of Developmental Disabilities; first as a bus monitor continuing as a bus driver
and finishing her 13-year career with the board as a job coach working directly with the
disabled community. She found her calling in helping teach and coach those with
special needs and challenges.
Deborah was very particular about her appearance, her hair and makeup always
being just right. She enjoyed collecting owl figurines and her favorite color was purple.
She loved animals, especially all the dogs (Tippy, Hannah and Coco) she had over the
She is survived by her beloved mother, Etta Mae Lloyd; loving husband of 50
years, Gregory Skibinski Sr; sons, Gregory (Roblyn) Skibinski Jr., Geoffrey (Rebecca)
Skibinski; brothers, Billie Smith, Robbie (Heather) Fenter, Donnie (Jeania) Fenter; 4
grandchildren, Carsen Skibinski, Jacob Skibinski, Kylie Skibinski, Jaxson Skibinski;
numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Barb Logan.
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Robert Fisher, and brothers,
Robert F. Fisher, and Richard Fisher.
The family would like to thank her nurse practitioner, MaryPat of Sincera, her
nurse, Jen from Hospice of NW Ohio and all the caregivers we have come in contact
with over the past 4 years. We would also like to say a special thanks to her brother and
sister-in-law, Ron and Mary Skibinski, nephew and niece, Larry and Annette Hyttenhove
and her best friend and “adopted sister”, Barb Logan for everything they did and
provided on this journey. We are truly thankful for everyone that walked with us.
A celebration of her life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to
Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI.