Wayne A. Skinner

     

Oct. 19, 1929 - June 1, 2021
  

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Visitation:

     Friday June 4, 2021
     12 Noon - 2:00 pm

     Treusdell Funeral Home
     65 S. Main Street
     Friendship, NY
     

 

Funeral Service:

     Friday June 4, 2021
     2:00 pm

     Treusdell Funeral Home
     65 S. Main Street
     Friendship, NY
     

Wayne A. Skinner

Wayne A. Skinner, 91, of 75 West Main St., Friendship, passed away Tuesday June 1, 2021, at Absolut Care of Allegany, following a lengthy illness. Born October 19, 1929 in Friendship, NY, he was the son of Charles and Ruth Swortout Skinner. On December 29, 1951, in East Aurora, he married the former Twila R. Stoddard who predeceased him on April 19, 1999.

Wayne had grown up in Friendship and was a graduate of Friendship Central School, class of 1947. Soon after graduation, he joined the Army, during the Korean Conflict where he served in the Pacific Theater, serving in the Country of Japan. After his stint in the Army, Wayne returned to a civil service position at Griffith Air Force Base in Rome, NY where he was a field engineer in equipment sold for Collins Radio Co. In 1966 he was employed at Motorola Corp. in Arcade as a test equipment engineer. After 25 years at Motorola, Wayne retired in 1991.

During the last 25 years of his career, Wayne established his own repair shop next to his home, known as Skinner Electronics, where he repaired TVís radios and other equipment.

He enjoyed any electronics, watching TV, traveling and being with his family. He was a past member of the Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Valorie M. (Rev. Calvin) Miller of Winchendon, Mass, Violet R. Butler of Allegany and Joy B. Skinner of Friendship; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Wayne was predeceased by 3 brothers Leo Skinner, Gerald Skinner and Lawrence Skinner; and 3 sisters, Leona Swortout, Doris Dunbar and Ruby Reisman.

Friends may call at the Treusdell Funeral Home, Friendship on Friday June 4, 2021 from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at which time (2pm) funeral service will be held. The Rev. Millard Cook, Associate Pastor of the Olean Baptist Church, will officiate. Pastor Calvin Miller, of the United Parish of Winchendon, MA will assist in the funeral service. Memorials may be made to the activities Dept. of the Absolut Care of Allegany. The family of Mr. Skinner would like to remark, that the staff at the Absolut Care of Allegany were loving and kind to their loved one. It meant a lot to the family. For condolences to the family, click on the button below.

 

                     

 

 

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