May 13, 1929 ~ October 25, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, Scotland
Resided in: Greece, NY

Jean B. Sklair

Greece:  Sunday, October 25, 2020 at age 91 went home to be with her beloved husband, Edward Sklair.  She is survived by her daughters, Evelyn Sklair, Aileen (Steven) Szatynski; son, David (Sharon Esposito) Sklair; grandchildren, Danielle (Lina Hargadon) Leisten, Alexis Sklair; granddaughter, Jennifer Szatynski (Carlson King);grandson, Steven (Lucy) Szatynski; grandson, Jordan Szatynski; sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Hislop; brother-in-law, Sam Sklair; sister-in-law, Mary (Sklair) Hughes; many nieces, nephews; and many dear friends.

Jean was born in Glasgow, Scotland where she married the love of her life and started her family.  They moved to Rochester, NY in 1965.  She was a proud member of Gates Presbyterian Church where she sang in the church choir and was a member of the prayer shawl ministry.  She enjoyed singing and loved to dance with Eddie.  She loved spending quality time with her grandchildren and will be deeply missed by all.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Hamilton Manor Nursing Home for all the compassionate care given to her.

Jean’s visitation will be held Friday, November 6th 5-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Rd. (facemasks required).  Her Celebration of Life will be held via Zoom Saturday, November 7th 10:30 a.m. at Gates Presbyterian Church, 1049 Wegman Road (only family will attend in person at the church).  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620 in her memory.  For more information, the zoom link of her service and to sign her online guestbook, visit

Gates Presbyterian Church Zoom Link: Please click below


Visitation: Friday November 6, 2020 05:00 PM - Friday November 6, 2020 07:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: Saturday November 7, 2020 10:30 AM

Gates Presbyterian Church
1049 Wegman Road
Rochester, NY 14624

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  1. It’s said that some people “light up a room” and you truly did, with your wonderful humor and sense of fun. Dance with Uncle Eddie to the pipes, and let the drams flow freely!

  2. Evelyn,
    You have so many wonderful memories and have even shared a few with us. We are sorry for your loss. May you hold near and dear the memories of yesterday and yesteryear.

  3. ugh, my heart hurts to see this. Jean and Eddie were the lives of the party for our neighborhood ! Always laughing, dancing, hugging everyone, and teaching us what a good stiff drink was ! They loved their children and grandchildren with all of their hearts and unconditionally. My love and prayers to them. Knowing that Jean and Eddie are reunited helps to take the sting out of her passing.
    My love always, Lena Pallini-Hancy xoxoxoxo

  4. So sad to hear about Jean. Condolences to you all from your family in East Kilbride. We are sure Jean is singing “Sentimental Journey” to Eddie. We will remember the happy times in the past and be thinking of you all on Saturday.

    Love from May and John, Ian and Margaret, Stewart and Mary, Anne and Iain

  5. Evelyn and family,

    How I miss the ‘spunk’ that was so much part of your dear mum’s life and her spirit. Chris and I pray that she is now with your dad and they are now reunited in love, holiness and forever more.

    May the Good Lord hold you all close and the memories of what a great life your mum had lift your spirits.

  6. Dave,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. It is never easy to lose a parent and there is no one else in this world as special as a mother. A mom is always with us, first in her lifetime, then she lives on in our memory forever. Sending much love your way.

    Chris Schryer

  7. Aileen, Evelyn, and David,

    Very sorry to hear about your Mom. I know you will find comfort in the memories your Mom and Dad have provided your family over the years.

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