In loving memory of

Barry S. Skolnick
July 24, 1944 - April 10, 2020

Barry S. Skolnick
(July 24, 1944 - April 10, 2020)
Lakewood Ranch, FL
Barry S. Skolnick, 75, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 peacefully at home in Lakewood Ranch, FL after
battling pancreatic cancer. Barry was born in Boston, MA and raised in Dorchester, MA and later lived in
Framingham and Stoughton, MA. Barry and his wife, Barbara, relocated to Orlando, FL in 1994 and later
settled in Lakewood Ranch, FL in 2001. Barry worked in the flooring and carpeting business for more
than 50 years, honing his craft and becoming an expert on everything flooring. Barry loved watching
sports, going to the beach, vacationing, spending time with his family and sharing meals with friends.
Barry enjoyed traveling with Barbara and spending his Sundays watching football with his friends, often
arguing who was better - Boston or New York. Barry is predeceased by his parents, Louis and Freda
Skolnick, and a brother, Norman Skolnick. Barry is survived by his wife of 33 years, Barbara Skolnick, of
Lakewood Ranch, FL; his children, Dana Rakvica of San Francisco, CA; Adam and Carrie Rakvica and
grandsons Dylan and Noah Rakvica of Spotswood, NJ; Amy Skolnick of Massachusetts; nephews and
A Memorial Service to be announced.


Mark Skolnick wrote on Apr 17, 2020:

"Barbara - Uncle Barry was a special person and I will always cherish our many wonderful conversations covering so many topics, especially family. He loved you dearly! I will never forget him, and one thing in particular - his natural positivity and enthusiasm for life really went off the chart whenever he talked about Venice, Italy - he would light up and ax poetic and on his recommendation we went last year! Sending much love to you, Mark, Cecilia, Antonela and Carlos Skolnick"

Sandra Clark wrote on Apr 16, 2020:

"Our dear friend Barry Skolnick will be terribly missed. We will miss his humor, his friendship, going to the theater together, working at Asolo together and spending New Years Eve with him. But most of all we will miss how he loved Barbara and kids and how he valued every person he was friends with Sandy and Neil Clark"