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 Basil E Skinner

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Basil E Skinner

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 May 1977 (aged 74)
Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Wattsburg, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 59350976 View Source
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Basil E. Skinner, 74, Pleasant Valley Dr. Waterford, formerly of Bear Lake and Corry, died at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 1977, in Corry Memorial Hospital. He has been a patient there for the past three weeks and had been in failing health for the past two years. He was born Aug. 30, 1902, in Little Hope, a son of the late Mr and Mrs Ernest O. Skinner. He was raised and educated in Little Hope and was employed for a time at the U. S. Radiator Corp., Corry. He was married Sept 29, 1926 in Ripley, N.Y. to the former Anna Thomas. She preceded him in death on Feb. 22, 1967. After their marriage, the couple lived for a short time in East Branch, the lived in Bear Lake for 40 years. He was formerly employed in the section gang of the Erie Railroad, and then by the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, retiring in 1965. From 1972 until moving to his present home with a granddaughter, Mrs James Hoffman, he had lived in Corry. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Maintenance Workers, and an honorary member of the Columbus Grange. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs Clyde (Gladys) Volk, Mrs Theodore (Esther) Jagel, Sr., both of Clymer, N.Y. Mrs Loyd (Betty) Skinner, Mrs Charles (Marjorie) Kopta, both of Ripley, N.Y., Mrs Hazel Oviatt, Mrs Robert (Mildred) Smith, both of Bear Lake; five sons, Basil Skinner Jr., RD 1, Bear Lake, Ernest Skinner, RD 3, Jamestown, N.Y., LaVerne Skinner and Clarence Skinner, both of Bear Lake, and Edward Skinner, Jamestown; 35 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a son, Allen in 1938, and a daughter Josephine, in 1930. Friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, Corry, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be held there Saturday there Saturday at 10 a.m. by the Rev C. Dale Dupont, Bear Lake United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the family lot in Lowville Cemetery, Lowville.


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