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Arnold Waldo Skaare
|Arnold W. Skaare, 92 of Melrose, died March 30, 2005 at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Arnold was born and raised in Richland County, North Dakota, son of the late John A. Skaare and Pauline (Heglie) Skaare. He enlisted in the United States Marines, serving from 1931 - 1936. He then enlisted in the United States Navy from 1936 - 1945, serving in WWII and then joined the United States Coast Guard from 1949 - 1960, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a long-time member of the VFW Harold O. Young Post 2394 of Melrose. Mr. Skaare was a Cook in the Navy and Coast Guard. He was also a civilian cook for the U. S. Coast Guard in Boston and at M.I.T. Arnold shared 59 years of marriage with Natalie E. (Smith) Skaare. He was the father of Robert A. Skaare of Melrose and Richard A. Skaare of Mechanicsburg, PA. Brother of Ethel Gallagher of Bend, OR and the late Muriel Schmidt, Prudence Rensfeldt and Reuben Skaare. Grandfather of Rob Skaare, Jr. of Attleboro, Jonathan of Watertown, Kathleen of Melrose, Jason of Dublin, OH and Justin Skaare of Blacksburg, VA. Funeral Service at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., MELROSE Saturday April 2 at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday 4-8 PM. Interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Gifts in his memory may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 Arrangements by Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St. Melrose, MA.|