In Remembrance of Robert J. Skaluba
Robert J. SkalubaScranton, PA December 23, 1913 ~ February 4, 2013 Date of Service: February 7, 2013
Robert J. Skaluba, 99, of Scranton, died Monday afternoon in Hospice Community Care, Dunmore. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dorothy Zawacki who died May 30, 1968.
Born in Scranton, son of the late John and Catherine Oliva Skaluba, he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. Always working in the auto parts business, he went on to be President and owner of Island Auto Sales, Inc. prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Elks Club where he enjoyed playing cards on Friday nights, and also liked to bowl and hunt, but his favorite pastime was the casino.
The family wishes to thank the staff, nurses and aides at Hospice Community Care for all of the kindness and compassion shown to Robert.
Surviving are his children, Paul, Scranton; Fred and wife Sharon, Clifford; Jean Skaluba, Dunmore; James and wife Teresa, Scranton; and Sandi Gabriel, Dunmore; his sisters Ceil Kilian, Arlington, VA; and Elizabeth Birkland, Scranton; brother Constant Skaluba, Scranton; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter Catherine; sons Robert, Jr. and David; and siblings Helen, Louise and Fred.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, Chestnut St., Dunmore. Visitation will be private. Friends are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Hospice Community Care, 100 Williams St., Dunmore, 18512.