W. Jack Skinner

Born: Fri., May 12, 1933
Died: Sun., Jan. 13, 2013


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 16, 2013
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Jan. 16, 2013
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.


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William Jack Skinner,79, of Main Avenue, Warren, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013 peacefully at home surrounded by family after an extended illness.

Jack was born May 12th, 1933, in Dubois, PA, the son of the late Cloy and Mary Skinner.  He was recruited out of high school with Bell of Pennsylvania and worked 38 years and then retired as an engineer with Bell Atlantic.

Jack was a devoted member of First United Methodist Church involved in many activities including Methodist Youth Fellowship.  He was a member of the Coudersport Consistory - Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Kalfus Gun Club, The Eagles, The Inner City Bowling League, President of The Warren Field and Stream Club that was involved in bringing “The Wally Taber Show” to Warren and also involved in starting “The Winter Carnival” at Chapman Dam, President of the Mountain Laurel Bell Telephone Pioneers, and Boy Scout Master for two Boy Scout of America Troops in Warren.

He and his wife, Carolyn, enjoyed volunteering with The Garden Club, Warren’s Arbor Day Celebration, and installing Life Line systems for Warren General Hospital.  They also together enjoyed spending time with their family, grandchildren and friends riding horses, boating at Kinzua Dam, traveling, art, hunting, and fishing.  He truly had a gift in nurturing everyone he loved with his talents and knowledge of the outdoors, painting and the numerous lessons he had learned from his love of reading.

He is survived by his children, Pamela Heinold and husband Gregg of Warren, PA, Steven Skinner and wife Marsha of Julian, PA, William Jay Skinner and wife Cheryl of Warren, PA, Kimberly Black and husband Jack of Warren, PA, Jennifer Skinner Marks and fiancé Rodney Johnson of Clayton, NC, and Linda Skinner Ruhlman and partner Mike Gurdak of Warren, PA.

Also surviving is his brother Ronald Skinner and wife Rose of Hampstead, NC, eleven grandchildren, Jasmine Campbell, Trever Schwab, Shiloh Duffy, Mary Skinner, Roxie Black, Summer Black, Miranda Marks, Ava Marks, Cody Clark, Cailyn Clark, and Tristan Ruhlman; eleven great-grandchildren, Conner Campbell, Lily Brooker, Violet Brooker, Riley Brown, Andi Duffy, Eveangelina Young, Zachary Schwab, Grace Schwab, Miranda Young, Hayden Whitmire and Holdyn Whitmire; and several nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carolyn A. Skinner to whom he was married to for 60 years and his beloved daughter, Kellie Skinner.

Friends will be received at Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, 1003 Penna. Ave. E., Warren, on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time a funeral service will be held there, with Rev.  Dr. Jeffrey D. Sterling, pastor, First United Methodist Church will be officiating.

Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Warren Garden Club and Hospice of Warren.


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Janice Skinner Jenks
   Posted Mon January 14, 2013
I want you all to know that we are with you all in love and spirit. I have the most special memories of our good times and good clean skinner fun:-) Jack and Carolyn are my favoritist, ,most loveable, colorful aunt and uncle ever. I will miss them so. We are very sad. Dad would like to be there with you. Just know that he is.

Love, Janice

Gael Clark
   Posted Tue January 15, 2013
To The Skinner Family,
Sorry to hear of Jack's passing so soon after you lost Carolyn. They were such a great couple.
I am thinking of you all and sending prayers of peace and love.
Gael

Linda Graham-Love
   Posted Tue January 15, 2013
Again, we are so sorry for your loss. The last time we saw Jack and Carolyn was at Heather (Love's) wedding and, as always, they were upbeat and happy. Although we did not get to see them often, when we did, we always enjoyed their company and they will be missed.
Deepest sympathy from Steve and Linda (Love)

Bonnie Renner
   Posted Tue January 15, 2013
Steve and Family we are very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. there is never any words to express our deepest sympathy .Time does heal your hearts and his memory will always remain in all of you forever! May God watch over all of you !!! Deepest sympathy Bonnie, son Cody, Mom Renner

Richard Menaik
   Posted Wed January 16, 2013
My heart goes out to the entire Skinner family. Some of my best childhood memories were camping and boating with Uncle Jack and the whole Skinner crew. I will never forget his smile, his lighthearted laugh, and the great times we had together. I will miss him dearly, but his memory will never be lost.
Love to you all
Richie

Kevin Skinner
   Posted Wed January 16, 2013
Very sorry to hear of Uncle Jack's passing. I'll will always remember the time spent at the dam in the summer. You guys have been in my thoughts this week.

Kevin

Casey Jenks
   Posted Thu January 17, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the Skinner family! I will never forget when Uncle Jack was in Wilmington and Grandad cooked clams, I was sitting on Uncle Jacks lap when I tried my first shellfish... the memories in Warren and all of the firsts I had with the Skinners! I love y'all! And your in my prayers! Uncle Jack was an amazing man and his spirit will live on forever!!

Love Always,
Casey Jenks

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