In Memoriam
Leon Skeen
1/83rd Artillery (1969-70)

Rest in Peace


Leon Sidney Skeen (February 20, 1945 to August 20, 2011)

Veteran of 1/83rd Artillery 1969-1970 (Battalion Pilot).

Leon Sidney Skeen, 66, of Lake Monticello, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2011, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

He was born on February 20, 1945, in Charlottesville, the son of the late Elmer S. and Tessie Powers Skeen.

Leon retired with the Albemarle County Police Department with over 10 years of service and retired honorably from the National Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer 4, with over 20 years of service. He served with the United States Army as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. Leon enjoyed fishing, graphic design, motorcycle riding, and playing music with his wife in their band, The Country Light Band. He was a member of the V.F.W and the Charlottesville Host Lions Club. Most of all he loved travelling with his family across the United States.

Leon is survived by his wife, Erlinda E. Skeen; a son, Armando S. Skeen and his wife, Raquel, of Littleton, Colorado; a daughter, Miranda L. Weimer and her husband, Michael, of Palmyra; three grandchildren, Michaela Weimer, Gavin Weimer, and Ana Skeen; a great- grandchild, Penelope Skeen; a sister, Jeanette Fitzgerald of Palmyra; a niece, Phoebe Herring; and two nephews, Gary Roberts and Greg Roberts.

Friends may send condolences to the family online at Leon Skeen Obituary Guestbook


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