In Remembrance of Bernard F. Skibinski, Jr.

Bernard F. Skibinski, Jr.

Bernard F. Skibinski, Jr.

Sayre, PA January 10, 1935 ~ June 18, 2013 Date of Service: June 22, 2013

Bernard F. Skibinski Jr., 78, of Sayre, died Tuesday morning in Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He is survived by his wife, the former Ann Tuly. The couple celebrated 57 years of marriage on Jan. 14.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Bernard F. Sr. and Agnes O'Connor Skibinski, and before retirement, he worked for Sikorsky Aircraft as a technical representative for 40 years. During his years with Sikorsky Aircraft, he traveled extensively and had numerous assignments, such as residing in Hawaii during the Vietnam War and being assigned to the White House during the Carter administration, overseeing the Marine One helicopters. After retirement, he and his wife settled in Sayre, where he enjoyed golfing and was very active in the golf community and Country Club.

He also enjoyed traveling and visiting his children and their families. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Paul Gerry Dialysis Unit for their care and compassion during Bernard's illness.

Also surviving are children, Bernard F. III, Arlington, Va.; Patricia Adams, Kintbury, England; Maria Skibinski, Charleston, S.C.; Joseph N., Bristow, Va.; Sherry Chas, Reston, Va.; and Jeanne Ratcliff, New York City; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.

The funeral will be Saturday in St. Mary's Church, Chestnut Street, Dunmore, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment, All Saints Cemetery, Hollisterville.

Friends may call Saturday from 8:30 until the time of Mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Gerry Dialysis Unit at Robert Packer Hospital, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.


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Ed Astare
Posts: 23
Re: In Remembrance of Bernard F. Skibinski, Jr.
Reply #3 on : Fri June 21, 2013, 12:56:10
I am very saddened by the death of Bernie. I got to know Bernie through golf at the Towanda Country Club. We had a lot of fun playing together in the 90's. He then joined another club and we did not see much of each other for a number of years. Fate brought us back together at his dialysis treatments in Sayre. My mother-in-law received treatments next to him before she passed away. I continued visting Bernie a couple of times a month. We had many great conversations about family, our careers, but mostly sports. A big smile would come to his face when we talked about the Red Sox. I know it was tough the last couple of years with his problems and his wifes condition but he never complained. He was a fine man and I will miss him. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.
Posts: 23
Reply #2 on : Fri June 21, 2013, 12:20:36
My Sympathy to the entire Skibinski family and especially "SKIB". My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow,
Connie Bowe
Sue Adams
Posts: 23
Reply #1 on : Fri June 21, 2013, 11:54:20
Extending to your family my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your Husband/Father. I meant Bernie when my Mom was doing dialysis. What a special man he was. My brother-in-law used to occasionally play golf at the same time, so even after my Mom passes he would go and visit with him during his thoughts and prayers are with you...
Sue Adams