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Richard E. Skinner ’55

Richard Skinner ’55, of cancer, March 22, 1999, in Portland. He earned a master’s degree in physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1957. He was employed with Parzen Research, Inc., in Westbury, New York, where he was chief engineer and vice president of the company. He returned to Portland in the early 1970s, where he was a consulting engineer and real estate broker. In 1973, he established his own real estate brokerage firm, Top Priority Realty, and also operated R.E. Skinner and Associates, Consulting Engineers, and WSW Construction. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Leavitt Skinner ’55, two sons, and two grandchildren.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 1999

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