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George "Skip" Laskody Sr.
George “Skip” Laskody Sr.

George “Skip” Laskody Sr., of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was 61.

He was born in Morgantown, West Virginia on July 8, 1954, son of the late Paul and JoAnne Laskody. Skip graduated from Morgantown High School in 1973 and studied at various culinary schools.

Skip was the executive chef at different well known restaurants in Morgantown, West Virginia. He was best known for “Jorgie’s” Chocolates especially his truffles, “Chef Skip’s Spices” and his cookbook, “Chef Skip’s Cape Fear Cookery.” He volunteered and organized cooking events throughout Wilmington, such as at local farmers markets and the Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival. He also hosted a cooking segment on WECT-TV in Wilmington. He was most proud of his family and his children were his pride and joy.

Skip is survived by his children, George “Skip” Jr., Samantha Joy and Michelle Nicole Nuce; sisters, Stephanie Stovash (Ron) and Susan Sullivan; brothers, Paul Jr. (Debbie) and Andrew (Tracey); nieces and nephews, Paul III, Chad, Jessica, Trevor, Rachel and Emily; great-niece, Kaylie, all from Morgantown, West Virginia; and his four-legged best friend, Lilly.

He will be greatly missed by the many acquaintances and friends he gained over the many years that Skip shared his love.

Family and friends will be received from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home, 3915 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. The family will also receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at the funeral home, followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home.

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