Edward S. Skillin, long-time editor and publisher of Commonweal, died on August 14 of complications resulting from a stroke he had suffered in May. He was ninety-six and had remained active until his illness, reading galleys for the magazine through its June 2000 issues. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, the former Jane Edwards, and by five children, three foster children, and nine grandchildren.
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