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Edward E. Cruikshank, Jr.

Edward “Skip” E. Cruikshank, Jr., 54, of West Jordan, UT, and formerly of Cincinnatus, NY, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016, in Utica, Nebraska, as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Skip was born in Syracuse, NY, on June 26, 1962, the son of Edward, Sr. and Sandra Morse Cruikshank.  He was a 1980 graduate of Cincinnatus Central School and proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1980 to 1983.  He worked as a truck driver in the Salt Lake City, UT, area for several years, most recently for ShipEX, Inc., and prior to that, for Knight’s Trucking.  Skip was an avid NY Yankee’s and Syracuse University fan.  He dearly loved his family and most important to him was spending time with his nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, Sandra Cruikshank, of McGraw; he is also survived by his brothers, Harry (Sherry) Cruikshank and William (Brooke) Cruikshank, all of Salt Lake City, UT; his sisters, Lucy Livermore of Concord, CA, Carole (Gary) Preston of McGraw, and Judy McMullen of Chenango Forks; several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Edward Cruikshank, Sr., and a nephew, Nicholas Livermore.

A graveside service of military honors will be held at the North Pitcher Cemetery, North Pitcher, NY, on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.  There will be no prior calling hours or funeral service.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Skip may be directed to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172. 

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Thank you for your condolence - it's taken me a little while to come to grips with Skip's death. I was in NY the first 2 weeks of August just to come back 2 months later for Skip's services. Take care & thanks again.

Lucy Livermore Nov 25 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you very much for the condolence. It helps me keep my faith in God that there are still people in this world who still care & do what they can in these type of situations. God Bless!

Lucy Livermore (Skip's sister) Nov 25 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you very much for your condolence. It renews my faith in God that there are still people out there who care & try to help out in situations like this. Thanks & God Bless!

Lucy Livermore (Skip's sister) Nov 25 2016 12:00 AM

Hi Judy - We have a lot of great memories growing up in Taylor. The loss of Skip has hit everyone very hard. Thank you for your thoughts & prayers.

Lucy Livermore Nov 25 2016 12:00 AM

Hi Dorothy - Sorry it's taken me a little while to come to grips with Skip's death. I was there in NY the first two weeks of August on vacation just to come back two months later for Skip's services. It's been quite a shock for all of us. Thanks for caring & God Bless.

Lucy Livermore Nov 25 2016 12:00 AM

I did not know your son, but i thought I might have worked with him at one time so I looked up his obituary. Edward sounds like he led an interesting life, and I would like to express my appreciation for his service in the Marines. God bless you and your family. I am very sorry to hear of your loss.
Susan, Dryden, NY

Susan Smith Oct 8 2016 12:00 AM

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A HOPE AND HONOR CROSSSTANDING EASEL was sent on October 6, 2016

Our hearts are filled with sadness and tears but our memories are filled with smiles and laughter of the good times we shared with Skip over the years. Kay and Travis Barry

Expression of Sympathy Oct 6 2016 12:00 AM

Our Sincere Condolences to your family, My daughter and I were with Skip at the accident many prayers were sent that day and everyday sense, you will all forever be in our hearts and never far from our thoughts.

Alicia & Whitney - Iowa Oct 6 2016 12:00 AM

To Sandy, Carole, Harry, Bill, Lucy, Judy and the Family, I just want to say how very sorry to hear about Skip's passing, he was a good man, a loving son, brother, uncle, though he parted this world too soon I know he'll live in your hearts all the rest of your days as well in mine. I hope that God will grant all of you his peace that in the difficult days that lay ahead he will remind you of all the good memories of your beloved Skip, God bless, Erich

Erich DeMunn Oct 6 2016 12:00 AM

Words cannot express my sadness. My life will never be the same without Skip in. My thoughts and all my love are with you.

Sue Oct 6 2016 12:00 AM

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