Claire Marie Roeper Skinner
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AGE: 84 • Wilmington
Claire Marie Roeper Skinner of Winston Salem, NC., formerly of Chadds Ford, PA., and Wilmington, DE., passed away on April 9, 2014. Born and raised in Wilmington, Claire was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School.
After school she worked for AT&T Bell Telephone. Prior to her retirement she worked many years on the staff of Luther Towers, a retirement facility in Wilmington. In her spare time Claire enjoyed reading, gardening, animal charities, and spending time with her family and friends. She had fond memories of watching her children and grandchildren play on and coach sports teams. She was also fond of vacation traveling throughout her life with her family. She will be remembered for her friendly demeanor, her love of animals, and willingness to help others.
Claire was predeceased by her husband, Carlton J. Skinner Jr., and her son, C. James Skinner III, as well as by her brothers, Paul and William Roeper. She is survived by her sisters Carolyn Christy and Jane Anderson of Atlanta GA. She is also survived by her sons, Donald Skinner and his wife Brenda of Huntsville, AL., David Skinner of Winston Salem, NC., and Thomas Skinner and his wife Kelly of West Grove, PA; 8 grandchildren, Michael Skinner, Tracy Dunn, Jessica Lowe, Marie Skinner, DeAnne Skinner, Jackie Holladay, Thomas Skinner and Christopher Skinner and 7 great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 9:30am to 10:30am at the MCCRERY AND HARRA FUNERAL HOMES, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE., where a funeral service will begin at 10:30am. Interment will be held at the Silverbrook Memorial Park, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, DE Chapter 240 N. James St. Suite 100A, Newport, DE 19804 or The Salvation Army of Delaware, 400 North Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. For online condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com
Published in The News Journal from Apr. 13 to Apr. 17, 2014
McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc
3710 Kirkwood Hwy Wilmington, DE 19808