Funeral Details

Frederick M. Skeer

October 24, 1928 - May 9, 2023


Date and Time

Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 3:00 PM


Emanuel Congregation
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
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Cantor Michelle Drucker Friedman
Emanuel Congregation


Old Montefiore Cemetery
121-83 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens, New York 11413
Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM
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The service will be live streamed on Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 03:00 PM Central Time.

Memorial Contributions

Emanuel Congregation
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660


Frederick Michael Skeer, age 94.
Beloved husband of the late Barbara Joan Hirsch. Devoted father of Kenneth Evan Skeer, and the late Jeffrey Eric Skeer. Proud grandfather of Benjamin Jacob Skeer and Zachary Isaac Skeer. Loving son of the late Dr. Jacob and the late Judith Schoenfeld Skeer. Devoted companion and best friend of Carol Vincenty. Dear Cousin, Uncle and friend of many. Including his dachshund, Freddie and the late Farrah Fawcett. Fred was a Chicago Neighborhood Activist. He was involved with the 48th Ward Zoning & Planning Commission, Association of Sheridan Road Condominium Owners, The Lincoln Park Advisory Council, Osterman Beach, Ardmore Bike Path Project and the Beach Point Tower Condo Board where he served as President & Treasurer. His professional career with Consumer Products Sales & Marketing Management included: President FMS Consultants, President Midwest Society of Professional Consultants, VP Elgin National Industries- The Welby Clock Division, VP Airway Industries Inc., VP Hamilton Watch Co., Inc, VP Gould, Inc. The Burgess Division Battery Division and Sales Manager for Ronson Inc. Gulton Inc., and the Hoover Co. Fred Skeer served in the US Army as a Second Lt. Armor. Eagle Scout W.W.W., Mr. Skeer attended The Wharton Graduate School of Finance & Commerce - University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A. Hobart College in Geneva New York, Gamma Omricon Tau- BA and Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, New York, where he was President of his class and his school. Graveside service with Military Honors Sunday, May 14, 2023, at 11AM at Old Montefiore Cemetery (at the Skeer Family Circle Plot),121-83 Springfield Blvd, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413. A Chicago Area Memorial Service and Celebration of Fred's life will be held at Emanuel Congregation, 5959 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660 presently scheduled for Sunday, July 9, 2023, 3PM. Please contact Chicago Jewish Funerals for updated information and schedule changes. Friends and family are asked to pay their respects 1 hour before service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel Congregation, 5959 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660, would be appreciated. To attend the live stream for the memorial service, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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We will truely miss one of our favorite patients of many years. He will be missed.
May his memory be a blessing.

Dr. Robert and Benita Cohen,

May 12, 2023
I am so happy that we were able to spend twenty years together. He is very much missed and he will always be in my heart.

Carol Vincenty
May 14, 2023