Robert S. 'Barry' Skinner III, businessman

Robert S. Skinner III

Robert S. "Barry" Skinner III, a Baltimore businessman and sports fan, died Sunday of a heart attack at his home in the Hampton neighborhood of Baltimore County.

He was 54.

Robert Stansbury Skinner III, who was known as "Barry," was born in Baltimore and raised in Wiltondale and later in Hampton.

After graduating in 1976 from Towson High School, he attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio, for two years before transferring to Towson University, where he played lacrosse and earned a bachelor's degree in 1980.

Mr. Skinner, a financial adviser and insurance agent, was president of Skinner Financial Services, which he established more than a decade ago.

"The business recently became TLS Advisers and his partner was Thomas L. Schmidt," said his mother, Maureen Russell Skinner, also of Hampton.

Mr. Skinner was not retired at his death.

In addition to being an Orioles and Ravens fan, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as spending time at It'll Do, a family summer home on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis.

He was a former member of the Baltimore Country Club.

Mr. Skinner was a communicant of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Skinner is survived by his daughter, Sophie Skinner of Hampton; and his father, Robert Stansbury Skinner Jr.


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