Mary Skasko, 74, of Simpson, died Thursday evening at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Skasko, Sr. in 2004.
Born September 3, 1944, She was the daughter of the late Victor and Madeline Savrino Voglino. Mary attended Benjamin Franklin High School. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed feeding everyone. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her son Richard, Jr. She was a lover of animals, especially her pug Oliver. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be deeply missed. Her daughter Lisa was her caregiver and stood by her side throughout her five year battle with cancer.
The family thanks Dr. Matthew Haley and his outstanding staff, the entire staff at Sacred Heart Hospice , especially Dawn Ferguson, Maria Buchleitner and Erin Stanco for their excellent care and support.
Surviving are a daughter Lisa Shemchek, Simpson; a son Richard, Jr., Carbondale; a sister Madeline Sanzo, Lake Ariel; three brothers Tommy Voglino, Carbondale; Victor Voglino, Jessup; and Augustine Voglino, Carbondale; grandchildren Tyler, Carly, and Logan; a great grandson Caleb; nieces and nephews.
Also preceded in death by a son Christopher, sisters Lillian Berneski, Debbie Voglino and Rose Ondrako; and brothers Anthony Voglino and Michael Voglino.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10:30am in St. Joseph's Church, 741 Delaware Str, Forest City, to be celebrated by the Rev. Brian Clarke. Visitation will be Friday at the church from 9:45am until Mass time. Cremation was through the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main Street, Forest City.
Memorial contributions can be made in Mary's name to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore.
Hospice of the Sacred Heart
600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre PA 18702