Walter C. Skinner
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Walter C. Skinner, age 92, former longtime resident of Fairfax in Wilmington, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2013 at the Delaware Veterans Home.
Walt was born in Uno, VA, son of the late Charles and Mamie Skinner. He graduated from Conrad High School (as did his siblings Charles and Dorothy). Later, Tech Sgt. Skinner fought in the US Army Air Corp. (8th Air Force) 351st BG, 510th during WWII as a top turret gunner on the B17 out of Polebrook, England and was honorably discharged in 1945.
After the war, he worked as a leather tannery foreman for JE Rhoades & Sons in Wilmington and retired as a Chief Custodian for the Brandywine School District. He especially enjoyed his time with family and friends and was always there when help was needed.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia and is survived by his daughter, Patricia; his son, Wayne, son-in-law Ben; grandsons; Michael, Kyle and Forrest and great grandson Ethan.
A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Cemetery, 500 McKennan's Church Road, Wilmington, DE 19808.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the
, Delaware Chapter. 240 N. James Street, Suite 100A, Newport, DE 19804 or Delaware Hospice, Inc., 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.
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