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Cynthia Skibicki Collins

Cynthia Skibicki Collins, age 66, of Wilmington, Delaware, passed away at home on September 6, 2019, comforted by her husband, children, and siblings, following a hard fought battle with cancer.

Cindy was born in 1953, in Wilmington. She grew up in New Castle, and graduated from William Penn High School. Cindy went on to the University of Delaware, where she graduated in 1975 with a double major in psychology and political science. She was a member of The Phi Beta Kappa Society. After graduating from Dickinson Law School, Cindy became one of the first 75 women admitted to the Delaware bar. Cindy had a long and distinguished career as a lawyer spending most of her legal career with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, retiring in 2017 as Senior Counsel. Family always came first for Cindy, however, and she successfully balanced her legal career with her roles as a wife, mother, doting grandmom CeCe, sister, and friend.

Cindy had a multitude of interests, and did everything well. She played 4.0 tennis and loved traveling with Tom. She especially loved spending as much time as possible at their beach house in Stone Harbor; it was her “happy place”. Cindy was an active Delaware alum, serving for many years on the Board of Directors of the U of D Alumni Association. Cindy was a talented cook, had a great sense of style, and was a loyal sibling and friend, and was always fun to be with.

Cindy was the oldest child of John and Phyllis (Gawel) Skibicki, who predeceased her. She is survived by Tom, her husband of 41 years; their children and grandchildren Katie Trogner (Blair, Emma and Blair III), Parker (Theresa, Molly and Maggie), and Andrew. Cindy also is survived by her sisters Kathy Inden, Nancy Meier, Mimi Payne, and Joanie McDermott, and by her brothers David Skibicki and Michael Skibicki. In addition, Cindy was a wonderful aunt to many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Children and Families First (www.cffde.org).

Funeral Services

Please join us in a celebration of Cindy’s life on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 4701 Weldin Road, Wilmington. Visitation will begin at 9:30 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 A.M. Interment will be private.


    Melissa Nappi lit a candle and writes,
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
    09/09/2019 03:16 pm
    Peg Eitl writes,
    My heart is broken. This lovely lady brought sunshine to everyone she met. I am a better person for having had the privilege to know her and call her my friend. Thoughts and prayers for her beautiful family.
    09/09/2019 03:53 pm
    Christy May Tuoni lit a candle and writes,
    May you find comfort in knowing that others are holding you close in their hearts during this difficult time.
    09/10/2019 01:48 pm
    Emily writes,
    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss - thinking of you all at this extremely tough time xoxo Emily
    09/10/2019 01:49 pm
    Mary Ann Gagliardino lit a candle and writes,
    I was so sad to hear of Cindy’s passing. I worked with her for many years at Highmark BCBS. Not only was she a lovely person but also a talented attorney that always made herself available to help you. My thoughts & prayers are with her family. May she Rest In Peace.
    09/10/2019 07:06 pm
    Kathy and Joe Costantini writes,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Cindy’s passing. We met her at Archmere and had some fun times at our Halloween parties. She was a lovely lady. Sending our condolences and prayers to Tom , Andrew and family.❤️
    09/11/2019 06:43 am
    Joyce Campion lit a candle and writes,
    Dear Tom, Katie, Parker, and Andrew, Words cannot express our heartfelt sympathy. Cindy's beautiful smile now shines on for eternity. May she rest in peace. We will keep you all close to our hearts and in our prayers. Carl and Joyce Campion
    09/11/2019 08:02 pm
    Joyce and Steve Lamb writes,
    Dear Tom and Family, We are so saddened to learn of Cindy’s death. Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to you, your children, and grandchildren. Cindy was a bright, shining light and will be greatly missed. With love, Joyce and Steve
    09/12/2019 09:58 am
    Richard and Diane Del Duco lit a candle and writes,
    Tom so sorry for your loss, we will pray for her and your family.
    09/13/2019 09:37 am
    Bill and Stacey Sullivan writes,
    Tom and family, we were so saddened to learn of Cindy’s passing. We have wonderful memories of you both on the tennis courts at DuPont and always enjoyed seeing you in Legends. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
    09/13/2019 12:51 pm
    Beverly Marschlowitz writes,
    Dear Tom and family, I am so sorry to hear about Cindy. She was a beautiful person and certainly will be missed. I was Dr. McDermott's nurse and remember your family well. Please know I am thinking of you all and wish your memories bring a smile instead of tears. Beverly
    09/16/2019 03:45 pm
    Joan Schneikart writes,
    Tom, Just heard the sad news about Cindy's passing (knew her from DuPont tennis). My condolences and prayers to you and your family.
    10/03/2019 12:32 pm
    Pamela D. Darrell lit a candle and writes,
    Tom & Family, Our sincere condolences. From your fellow alumni..... Prayers 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 MTP70 💚
    11/02/2019 11:38 am

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