OBITUARY- Gary M. Skelding, 75, of Mansfield, PA, passed away September 23, 2016 at home. He was born June 7, 1941, in Kingston, PA, the son of D. Myron & Ann White Skelding. Gary was a graduate of Kingston High School, and the former Mansfield State College. He earned his Master’s Degree at Elmira College, did additional graduate work at Villanova and Mansfield Universities, and retired after teaching at Mansfield High School for 31 years.
Gary served in the US Army 6 ½ years, with service in Germany, Hawaii, & Vietnam. He then also retired from the New York State Army National Guard.
Gary had also worked for A&P, Fuji Film, & Wilston Funeral Home. He was a member of the Mansfield Hose Co. for over 15 years, and served as chairman of the Mansfield Water Authority, where he helped establish the Mansfield Water Treatment Plant.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former, Judith Elsasser, his son, Robert of Royersford, PA, 2 grandchildren, Nathaniel & Sydney. He was predeceased by his son, Thomas, in 2012. In keeping with Gary’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. Memorial gifts in Gary’s memory may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library 71 N. Main St. Mansfield, PA 16933. A service of Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA.
From Wilston Funeral Home