Conrad Skimina passed away April 30. He was born in Chicago, Ill. May 9, 1928. Conrad served in the air force during the Korean War. He graduated from the University of Illinois with honors and received his M.S. degree from the University of California.
He worked with a friend in the landscape business before coming to California where he became director of research for the Monrovia Nursery Co. He retired after 45 years and moved to Fallbrook.
Conrad participated in the “People to People” exchange program (started by President Eisenhower) in China and Russia for the purpose of exchanging ideas with professionals in his field.
He is survived by his wife Barbara of 53 years,; son William and wife Tatiana; grandson Matthew of Fallbrook; sisters Vivian and Joan; brother Tony and wife Rindalee; three nephews and their wives and children who all reside in the Chicago area.
Conrad was wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family.
A Celebration of Life is pending, to be possibly held in the Chicago area in June. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Mission Healthcare Hospice Headquarters, 2385 Northside Dr., Suite 200, San Diego, Calif. 92108.