The Skyway Difference
Since 1951, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Palmetto community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.
We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.
We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.
Splendor for acres
Skyway Memorial Gardens was established over 55 years ago on 41 acres of pristine countryside dotted with majestic oak trees and traditional Florida fauna. Today, the countryside has been transformed into beautiful manicured gardens that offer visitors beauty, peace and solace.
Dedication, compassion & experience
We have built a reputation for excellence and are committed to creating a unique personalized experience for every individual. We know the importance of small details and assist in creating an experience that is just right for your needs and preferences. Whether it is a simple service or an elaborate one, we work diligently to ensure that it is a memorable experience.
Known for its dignity, peace and serenity, Skyway Memorial offers the one-stop convenience of an expansive funeral home and cemetery. Skyway offers several forms of memorialization throughout our gardens.
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Years in Business
We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.
Family Service Advisor
Mark Morrison is our premier family service advisor. He came to us from another cemetery to help the families of Palmetto,Bradenton, and surrounding areas. When Mark isn't working he enjoys, kayaking, fishing, biking, and spending time making his family and friends laugh.
If you would like to set up an appointment to talk about pre-arrangements or for a tour of Skyway please email him at [email protected] or call 941-915-4564
Managing Partner, Family Service
Bill V Popovski began his career in the funeral and cemetery profession with North Star Memorial Group Fort Myers location in 2014. He is passionate about serving others in their time of need and is committed to integrity, dignity, and excellence. Born and raised Up State Buffalo NY Bill has been serving families for over25 years at his family-owned Country Market in a farm Town of Hamburg NY. ( Home of the Erie County Fair).
Accompanying families and working with wonderful and dedicated colleagues keeps me committed and engaged every day it is a privilege to serve others. Bill has two daughters and Son he is devoted to his family and committed to his faith. When Bill is not working ,he can be found in the outdoors fishing and spending time with family.
Chad Michael Peterson
Chad is an Embalmer from Connecticut and loves living in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
He enjoys serving families and taking pictures of wild animals and his favorite creatures cows.
In his rare spare time, Chad enjoys time with his family and friends.
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
Excellent service, communications and attention to details. Chad and Mark were very thoughtful and accommodating during a difficult time for me and my family.Artur Rushevich 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Trying to navigate final arrangements long distance could have been complicated but not so with Skyway. Everything was handled electronically yet somehow still felt personal. We are grateful to Skyway for their care and professionalism.Maureen Stiles 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Mark and Chad were most helpful and compassionate helping us with an unexpected loss. We are very grateful for their help and guidance during this time.Candace Morrison 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The whole staff Mark, Chad, and Kim were so helpful in my time of need with my mother's passing. They made the proccess so much easier than I thought.Thank you so much.Erica Little 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I wish to thank Kimberly and Chad for the way they helped my in-laws get through the loss of their mother. They both were so empathetic and patient with several of their family members. I so happy we had them there at such a tragic time. Thanks to all the wonderful staff at Skyway Memorial for being there for us.Mark Morrison 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Chad Peterson and Mark Morrison were very professional and compassionate throughout the entire difficult process of taking care of our loved one. Thank you for your help and support.Fred Steck 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
News & Events
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