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Ward Lynn Skinner

funeral director at Skinner-Silva Funeral Homes, Pharr and Edinburg, Texas, and president/operator of Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, died January 30, 2013, at age 61. Skinner graduated from the University of Houston in 1974 and from Commonwealth Institute of Mortuary Science in 1975. He joined his father, grandfather and four uncles as a third-generation funeral director at Skinner Funeral Home (now Skinner-Silva Funeral Homes). He was a former active member of the Edinburg Rotary Club, serving as past president from 1986-87. He is survived by wife Renee; children Mike, Somer, Marci and Jared; and two grandchildren.