Gary Allan Van Skyhock, DC

Born: 02/21/1945 Passed:

Gary Allan Van Skyhock, 75, passed away at home in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Born in Elkhart, Indiana, he married Jacqueline Schult on October 28, 1966 in Flora, Indiana. Graduating from Tri State of Angola, Indiana with a degree in electrical engineering in 1966, Gary worked for GM in Kokomo, Indiana. In 1971, he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and graduated in 1974 as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Gary was a passionate Chiropractor in Traverse City, Michigan until 1989 when he opened up a clinic in Ohio, retiring in 2019. He loved taking care of his patients and sharing his love of Chiropractic with everyone. In his spare time, Gary enjoyed bow hunting, fishing, hunting for morel mushrooms, and rebuilding jeeps.

He is survived by his wife Jacqueline; three children, Jason (Tonia) Van Skyhock, Justin (Linda) Van Skyhock, Joelle (Davorin) Skender; 12 grandchildren; sister, Lynn (Steve) Derr; and uncle, Dean (Jean) Van Skyhock.

A celebration of life and Christian memorial will be announced at a later date. Memorials can be directed to Cleveland Clinic Hospice, 6801 Brecksville Road, Suite 10, Independence, Ohio 44131 and Anna Maria of Aurora, 889 North Aurora Road, Aurora, Ohio 44202. Condolences and memories can be shared at

Heritage Cremation Society



2 Tributes to Gary Allan Van Skyhock, DC

  1. Delorise and LaVern Loveland says:

    Dr Gary was our chiropractor for many years here in Traverse City MI and we quickly became good friends. He even would have us come to his house when I was really in rough shape for after hours visit or weekend visits. Neither snow, wind or rain would stop him from seeing his patients. I remember onetime he even had his snowmobile behind his jeep so that he could come to our home in the nastiest weather to see us (mostly me)
    Jackie, you and the kids take care we will be thinking of you often.

  2. Toni (Antoinette) Payne says:

    Dr. Gary is the reason I have become a true believer in the benefits of chiropractics. His positive attitude and belief in our bodies healing themselves has made me a live long member of his wellness beliefs. He will be greatly missed.

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