Doris Pritchard Skinner of Matamoras, Pa., dies at age 90


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Doris Pritchard Skinner died peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2018. She was 90.

Daughter of the late William H. Pritchard and the late Margaret Pritchard of River Edge, N.J., she was born in Hackensack, N.J.

She was married to Donald B. Skinner for 64 years until his passing in 2006. They met in 1951 at Bendix Corporation in Teterboro, N.J., where she was a secretary and he an aerospace engineer. Formerly residents of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., they retired in 1983 to Friendship, Maine, where they enjoyed 23 years of costal living before moving to Matamoras, Pa., to be near their children.

Survivors include her son, Robert W. Skinner and his partner, Carin Liljedahl of Warwick, N.Y.; daughter, Laura E. Pollard and her husband, James, of Matamoras, Pa.; grandson, Eric Pollard, who is in the Peace Corps and living in Nepal; sister-in-law Grace Machemer of Port Clyde, Maine; nieces, Susan Brennan, Lorraine Entelis, Leslie Hartum, Judy Kroeger, Constance Manero, Debbie Pritchard, Jack Pritchard, and John Pritchard.

In addition to her parents, Doris was predeceased by her brothers William and John Pritchard.

The family would like to extend its gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Belle Reve Senior Living Center, Milford, PA where she was a residence for 9 years and to her physician, Dr. Martin Evers.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by Stroyan Funeral Home, Milford, Pa., for cremation, which will take place at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, Pa.



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