Perry Anthony Skinner

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Perry Anthony Skinner, 56, of Bridgeport, W.V., and Washington, passed away peacefully in his home with Melissa Garrett, who was with visiting angels, by his side, Saturday, January 6, 2018, after a four-year battle with renal failure and kidney and pelvic cancer.

He was born in Morgantown, W.V., October 20, 1961, and became the adoptive son of the late Tony Albert Skinner and Virginia Marie Skinner, who resides in Bridgeport.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Dean Skinner and wife Sherry and their children, Dylan and Elise of Sagamore Hills, Ohio; nephew, Charles Jermont Jr. and wife Jennifer and their children, Morgan and Connor of Akron, Ohio; nephew Chad Jermont and wife Jodi and their children, Sydney and Luke of Louisville, Ky.; brothers-in-law Charles Jermont, Sr. and David Goldinger of Akron; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Also left to cherish his memory is his faithful dog, Julie.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Gina Skinner Jermont Goldinger; an infant nephew, Christopher Perry Dean Jermont; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was a 1979 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg, W.Va.

He began his professional career working at Terronova's Restaurant in Fairmont, W.Va. and later went on to work at Oliverio's Restorante, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway, Exxon, Montgomery Ward's, Dairy Mart, Advance America of Washington, Infocision Management Corporation, Empowerment Through Employment and All Saints Catholic Church.

He was a Roman Catholic by faith and was a member of both All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport and Saint Hilary Church in Washington. He served both parishes as lector extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and the Parish Pastoral Council. He was a friend to all he met and helped all those he could.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in All Saints Catholic Church, 317 East Main Street, Bridgeport, W.Va., with Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. to conclude visitation. A Catholic Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, January 12, in the church.

Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at, a service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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Amos Carvelli Funeral Home
201 Edison St
Nutter Fort, WV 26301
(304) 622-0270
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Published in Observer-Reporter on Jan. 9, 2018