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Ronald L. Skinner Sr., 79

December 22, 2010

Ronald L. Skinner Sr., 79, Home, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 30, 1931, in South Mahoning Township, a son of the late James Nelson and Velma Arlene (Johnston) Skinner.

He was married for 59 years to Violet J. (Foltz) Skinner, who survives.

Mr. Skinner was a graduate of Marion Center High School, the class of 1949; he served in the Korean War and was a corporal in the 25th Infantry Division.

He was a charter member of the Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church; he was a member of the Rural Valley American Legion; NRA; and had a lifetime membership in the Indiana VFW Post 1989.

Mr. Skinner retired from National Mine Service after 33 years of service.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include a daughter, Cathy J. Waugaman and husband William of Shelocta; a son, Ronald Skinner Jr. and wife Sharon of Punxsutawney; a sister, Naola Jane Fairman of Creekside; seven grandchildren, William Jr., Rebecca, Andrew, Megan, Nate, Katie, and Morgan; and two great-grandchildren, Jake and Luke.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the church with Pastor Douglas Snyder officiating.

Interment in the Gilgal Cemetery will be private.

Arrangements are under the direction of John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home, Indiana.

Condolences may be sent to www.lefdahlfuneralhome.com.

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