David Joel Skoke, age 83, passed away peacefully Jan. 14, 2021, and is sorely missed by his loving family and friends.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1938, David was the eldest son of Abraham and Pearl. As a young man, David worked in advertising and sales for several national publications, including the Miami Herald, establishing an industry reputation and leading to his business success. He moved to Atlanta in the early 1970s to open the Atlanta office of Metropolitan Publishers Representatives, which flourished until his retirement.
David had a wry sense of humor and had many interests, including golf, politics and travel, and he was an avid reader. His true joy in life came from spending time with his family and his beloved wife Sandy.
He is survived by Sandy; daughters Erin and Jamie; grandchildren Zachary and Mackenzie; great-granddaughter Klorissa; and brothers Bernard and Howard.
A memorial service may be scheduled at a future date. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.