- Published: June 25, 2009
Sagha Skinner of Yellow Springs died Tuesday, June 9, at his residence. He was 49.
He was born March 25, 1960, to Thelma and Elliot Skinner in Brooklyn, N.Y. He moved to Ohio in 1983 to attend Central State University.
From that point on, Sagha made Yellow Springs his home. An avid sports fan, Sagha enjoyed coaching youth sports in Yellow Springs and creating athletic opportunities for both boys and girls at the youth level. Sagha was a constant presence at many sporting events in town and his desire to support the youth in town never ceased.
His family and many friends will miss his hearty laugh and generous smile that helped them make it through the day.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elliot Skinner.
He is survived by his son, Jordan Skinner and daughter, Theresa Skinner, both of Yellow Springs; his mother, Thelma, of New York; one sister, Gail (Lawrence) Holland of Spring Valley, N.Y.; two brothers, Victor, of Manhattan and Touray, of Freehold, N.J.; one stepson, Jovan King of Dayton; stepmother Gwen Mikell of Washington, D.C.; former wife and mother of his children, Lorena Skinner; two aunts, Patricia Smith of Wichita, Kan., and Bernice Walcott of Caracas, Venezuela; two uncles, Robert, of San Francisco, and Morris, of Brooklyn; a special friend, Karen Adams of Yellow Springs and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held Monday, June 15 at the Central Chapel AME Church, Yellow Springs. A private graveside service was conducted Tuesday, June 16, at the St. Paul Catholic Church Cemetery, Yellow Springs, where Sagha was laid to rest next to his father-in-law, Charles Christopher.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to US Bank under the name Sagha Skinner.