Olean – James F. Skinner, Sr. "Loving Father, Grandfather, & Brother"
James F. Skinner, Sr., of 3222 Route 417 West, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at the Olean General Hospital, following a brief illness.
James was born on December 30, 1964 in Olean and was a son of Roger T. and Dian M. Gross Skinner. He was formerly married to Sherry Bastow.
James was a 1984 graduate of Otto-Eldred High School in Pennsylvania. He worked at a number of places including Kamery Meats, Security, as a Taxi Driver, and as a Bookkeeper for S&S Used Cars and D&R Used Cars, before becoming disabled. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. James loved animals, fishing, playing cards, and collecting old cars.
James is survived by; his parents, Roger and Dian Skinner of Olean; 3 children, James F. Skinner, Jr. and Frederick J. (Katie) Skinner both of Olean, and Sonyea J. Skinner of Bliss; 4 grandchildren, Marcus W. Skinner, Maddison L. Skinner, Maxwell D. Skinner, and Bella G. Skinner; 2 brothers, Christopher Skinner of Oswego and Joey Skinner of Allegany; a sister, Elisa (Tom) Painter of Portville; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 30 2021 at 6:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1935 Windfall Road, Olean. Arrangements are under the direction of the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 East State Street, Olean. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Cattaraugus County SPCA, 2944 Route 16 North, Olean, New York 14760.
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