Valerie J. Skander – Guestbook Entries
Rich and Nancy Shoaff
Our Mom is a resident at the Bridges of Bent Creek. We were saddened to hear of the passing of Valerie. God truly needed a special angel to call her home. She was just such a joy to see when we arrived at the Bridges. She always had a smile on her face. She will be missed very much. Your family has gone through a difficult time but lean on God's strength to see you through.
Steve and Judith Phillips
With our love and TONS of good memories.
Sharan, Sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. God be with you.
I just got the news about her death and the death of her sister from Pasteur Ed.I very touched by the loss.Sharon on my behalf accept my sincere condolences to you and to the hole family.I still have good souvenirs of her and the hole family.She was a wonderful loving lady full of happiness.She was a real Christian person.I am really sure now she is in a better place.The things for Karen which I still have good souvenirs.God bless their souls.
Valerie was a trusted colleague and dear friend. I will miss her smile and her beautiful spirit everyday.
sharon, my thoughts and prayers are with you. valerie was a great person as you well know.. I am so grateful I got a chance to work with her and become a part of all your lives...I can just imagine her and karen celebrating at this very moment...I know we all will miss them dearly and one day we all will be together again!!!!! take care and keep in touch!!! ((((hugs))))
My sincerest sympathies go out to Valerie's family. The news of her passing greatly saddens me. I was very fortunate to have worked with Valerie on weekends at The Bridges. Although I only worked with Val for a short period of time, I can honestly say that she has touched my life. She always had a kind word for both residents, and staff at the Bridges. She never addressed anyone, without calling them honey, or sweetie, of some other term of endearment. When I am at work this Saturday, I will no doubt have Valerie on my mind. Her genuine love of her pets, the little stories she shared about them, along with her warm & caring personality will certainly be missed, this weekend, and all future weekends that I would have worked with Val. My prayers and thoughts are with Val, her family, friends, and all of her pets that she loved so much!
I had the good fortune to know Valerie over the last several years. And, while we didn't work side by side every day, we always managed to be able to share our life stories. This kind of colleague is rare; it seems that very few people know how to share in life, to be able to talk with you and listen when you need it. Valerie became more than a colleague; she became my friend and I am truly sorry to lose her friendship. I can only offer my sincere sympathy to you at your time of loss.
I was shocked when I saw Val's obit I haven't seen her in years I'll always remember the fun times we had @Campo's She was a very concientious person and devoted to the Lord My prayers are with you Sharon May Valerie's soul rest in peace
Valerie touched my heart the first time I met her. She will be missed by many.
The Bridge at Bent Creek
We at the Bridges, know how special Valerie was as a Team Member of our community. Her outgoing personality, love of our residents, ability to spontaneously 'Celebrate Life' as a member of our Bridges' family, willingness to "go above and beyond" when residents or family members needed a question answeered or something taken care of, positive outlook on life, love of God's four-legged creatures and very strong faith will certainly be remebered. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to her niece, Jessica, who works PT here in the Garden (dementia unit) in the evening hours, her sister, Sharon, who are all in shock, like we are, and are going to miss her so very much. She left a mark here at the Bridges, as she touched ever so many lives!
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this great lady. Even though Valerie only worked part-time here at the Bridges at Bent Creek...I have to say she touched a lot of lives each and every day she worked. She will be truly missed.
Kathy Foley Tesavis
Please know you are in my prayers; my heart is heavy for you with the loss of your two dear sisters.
I know the Lord will provide the strength & comfort, but I'm sure it will not be easy.
A piece of genuine love, joy & sparkle left this earth when Valerie departed this life for her eternal existence. We can only imagine the worship & joy she is now expereinceing. Just think of what your Mom, Dad, & Karen thought when Valerie showed up! Our hope is in the Lord!!
Take care of yourself. I would love to hear from you in the future if you had the time. The best way is my work email: email@example.com Otherwise I keep tabs on you through my Mom.
With love & prayers,
Greg and Nancy Harris and family
We are so sorry for the loss of Valerie. Our hugs and prayers are with you all.
I am sorry to hear of the home going of Valerie as to your loss but her gain! she is now with jesus and the blessed hope we have of seeing her again soon is what we need to hang on to. She was so much fun to be around when she lived in york, Pa and was at the York CMA church.
I know you will miss her much but stay closs to Jesus and he will get you through the rough days of your grief and loss.
So sorry about your loss. Valerie was a very nice person and well loved. I shall miss her alot. Prayers for all of you
Sharan, I am the Secretary to the Superintendent and School Board of the Clearfield Area School District. I was shocked and saddened to read about Valerie. Over the years, Valerie has come to my aid many times. When it comes to all things policy, Valerie was the best. I truly must have made her nuts at times with all my requests. I am going to miss working with Valerie. Since I grew up in Clearfield and Valerie was from Philipsburg, we could share some common stories. I enjoyed every email or conversation we had. When I read Valerie's guestbook before posting this, I could see I am not the only one who will forever hold her with fond memories even though I did not know her well. After reading about Valerie's love for God, people and four-legged friends, I wish we would have talked more in depth with each other. We have all those things in common.
I hope I don't offend you by saying I can appreciate where you are right now as a last survivor. I am one also. I know that God will sustain you now and always. I am sending a big hug your way and one to Valerie too! We will all meet someday, and I promise I will not ask Valerie for a policy!
Dennis & Patti Yancy
Sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Valerie at Bridges at Bent Creek for about 4 years. She will be missed. She was a very friendly & lovely woman. I enjoyed her humor. You just need to remember the good times that you had with her. I know how hard it is to lose a sister, but it gets easier every year. I still want to call and talk to my sister sometimes. Just remember that Valerie is in a wonderful place and with your other sister. You take care and God bless you.