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Obituaries > SKINNER, ROBERT W., III

Robert Wilkinson Skinner III ’34, of Lancaster, Pa., died March 17 [1999]. He was a general surgeon in Lancaster for 37 years, a staff surgeon at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and a past president of the Lancaster City and County Medical Society. For his service as a battalion surgeon with the First Marine Raider Battalion, known as Edson’s Raiders, in Tulagi-Guadalcanal in 1942, he received the Navy Cross, Purple Heart, Defense Medal with Clasp, and Presidential Citation with Star. He leaves a daughter, Judith Huyett, and two sons, Frederick and Robert ’63; his wife, Edith (Parkhurst), died in 1986.