Campus News

Emeritus Professor Bill Skinner Dies

December 3, 2019

Communications Staff

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Photo credit: Yingran Zhang '16

William R. Skinner, emeritus professor of geology, died November 23, 2019. He was 89 years old.

Skinner began his career at Oberlin College in 1966, where he taught for more than 35 years. During his tenure, he served as chair of the geology department for 14 years. Skinner’s academic areas of interest included both igneous and metamorphic petrology and meteorites and the origin of the solar system. 

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 355 East Lorain St, Oberlin.

Read Skinner’s obituary in the Chronicle-Telegram. To send condolences or sign the online guestbook, visit Dicken Funeral

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