Published in The Washington Post on May 24, 2016
Glenn A. Skaggs (Age 84)
Died Friday, May 20, 2016 at Shenandoah Place Assisted
Living in New Market, VA, following a brief illness. A long-time
resident of Adelphi, MD, he relocated to New Market in 2007.
Mr. Skaggs was born in Jefferson County, KY and relocated
as a child with his parents to Washington, DC, where he
graduated from McKinley Technical High School (1950).
He received a Bachelor''s degree in Electrical Engineering
from the University of Maryland and was inducted into Tau
Beta Pi, a national engineering honor society.
He spent his entire career with the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in DC. He enjoyed
prolonged tours of duty in England and Italy, as well as a tour at a NRL facility in Chesapeake,
He was active for many years in the Boy Scouts of America and was a frequent and ardent
camper. His other great interest were automobiles, mostly classic cars, and he especially
enjoyed driving his 1967 MGB roadster with wire wheels, which he was adept on keeping in
An avid reader, especially during the last six years, Mr. Skaggs read most or all of more than
1,100 books borrowed on his behalf from the New Market branch of the Shenandoah County
He is survived by Dean and Sandra Clatterbuck, their daughter, Kimberly Morris; his closest
friends and adopted family members, Dean having met Glenn in 1949. He is also survived by
three nephews, Eric, Karl and Kurt Skaggs.
We wish to express our gratitude to Shenandoah Place Assisted Living, where he received
warm and attentive care from a compassionate staff. We are also grateful for the support and
comfort of the excellent team from Sentara-RMH Hospice.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 25 at 11 am at Emanuel Lutheran
Cemetery, New Market, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to Sentara-RMH Hospice,
2000 Beery Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or to the New Market Area Library, PO Box 452,
New Market, VA 22844.
Theis Funeral Chapel in New Market, VA is handling the arrangements.