Loretta A. Skubel, 94, of Shenandoah Heights, passed away on Saturday, February 4th, 2023, at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.
Born in Shenandoah on December 8th, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Ann Sullivan.
Loretta was member of the former St. Casimir’s Church and currently Divine Mercy Parish. She also belonged to the Shenandoah Amvets Ladies Auxiliary and the Shenandoah Senior Citizens. She loved cooking and baking, traveling, dancing the polkas, and above all she adored her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Loretta was preceded by her husband, Walter Skubel in 1986, a son, Joseph Skubel in 2017, 5 brothers, Richard, Murph, John and Jimmy Sullivan and Ted DeLowry, 6 sisters, Helen Tomczak, Marie Sullivan, Jodie McAndrew, Sister Loretta Marie Sullivan (IHM), Betty Anderson, and Joann Lockett.
Surviving are 4 daughters, Mary Avolio with husband Frank – Shenandoah Heights, Martha Lewis with husband Ron – Shenandoah Heights, Cindy Skubel with Paul Ogonek – Shenandoah Heights, and Nancy Kelly with husband Michael – Girardville. 3 sisters, Peggy Lockett – Ashland, Ann Opanel – Ringtown, and Annette Spidel – Frackville. 10 grandchildren, Jessica, Joey, Damien, Zachary, Carly, Angela, David, Patrick, Stephen, and Michael, 10 great grandchildren, Sophia, Ann, Hudson, Mac, Myla, Colin, Archer, Joseph, Theo, and Olive who is on the way. Nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, February 10th from 8 to 10am at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am in Divine Mercy Parish, 218 W. Cherry St, Shenandoah and will be officiated by Msgr. Ronald Bocian. Interment will follow in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
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