Goose Creek Firefighter Loses Cancer Battle

Steve Skipton, a Goose Creek firefighter and 9/11 first responder battling Stage 4 cancer, died Saturday evening surrounded by friends and family, reports NBC 4 Charleston (

He was 41.

Skipton was the co-owner of The agency sent a last alarm alert moments before midnight Saturday.

“It is with great sadness that we announce that our brother Stephen Skipton Sr. passed away peacefully and with family and friends at his side Saturday evening.”

Skipton made it home for Father’s Day this year, discharged from the hospital so he could spend time with his four children and members of his extended firefighting family.

Cancer had spread to his kidneys, lungs, and pelvis.

Skipton served with the fire department with Bellmawr Park Fire Department and working EMS for UMDNJ both in Camden City and Newark. He also served as a member of the EMS task force during the weeks following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.


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