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William J. Skeffington

1930 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
William J. Skeffington Obituary

William J. Skeffington, 86, died on January 10, 2017. A longtime resident of Marysville, CA, he was born December 30, 1930 in Manchester, NH, the son of Michael and Gladys (Cheney) Skeffington.

Bill joined the U.S. Army at 15 years old and served at the end of W.W.II. He was stationed in Germany and was also a veteran on the U.S. Air Force.

He was a golden gloves boxer in New Hampshire before moving West. He also won numerous cribbage tournaments and ran marathons. He loved horses, gardening and riding his motorcycle.

Bill owned Skeffington Used Cars in Oroville, Marysville, and Yuba City. He was a Past Master in the Masonic Organization, as well as a member of The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and the Shrine Club. Bill devoted his life to service and helping those in need.

He is survived by a large and loving family. He is proceeded in death by his parents, his sisters Helen Grady and Jean O'Neil Morel, and brother John H Skeffington.

A memorial will be held Saturday, January 14th at 10:00 am at Hope Point Nazarene Church, 600 N George Washington Blvd., Yuba City, CA 95993.

Donations to a local charity that supports senior citizens or hunger relief can be made in lieu of flowers.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Jan. 13, 2017
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