In Remembrance of Robert J. Skaluba

Robert J. Skaluba

Robert J. Skaluba

Scranton, 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.

 

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Tom Kelly
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Dad
Reply #5 on : Thu February 07, 2013, 12:19:49
Dear Jim and Family,
Were sorry to hear about the passing of your dad.May god bless him and take care of him.
Tom,Dorothy and Family
John Skaluba
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Uncle Bob
Reply #4 on : Wed February 06, 2013, 20:34:28
To a great and humble man who taught me much of what I know about the car business, and how to treat a customer, Thank you. We had many great memories at the hunting cabin, and thank's for helping me procure my first deer rifle at the age of 14. I will never forget you. Rest in Peace.

Jack
Dennis and Lee Pfahl
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our condolences
Reply #3 on : Wed February 06, 2013, 19:26:36
Our family conveys our deepest sympathies to yours. My Dad, Gus, and I each bought a variety of vehicles from Island Auto and were always dealt with in a professional and friendly manner. I treaasure the memory of both Bob and Connie attending my Dad's funeral in 1974. Our prayers for God's blessing of peace and His comfort to you all. Please pass our sympathy to Connie.
George and Pam Skaluba
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Uncle Bob
Reply #2 on : Wed February 06, 2013, 13:33:58
Dear Paul, Fred, Jean, James, Sandi and family,

We were so sorry to hear about your father today. Your dad was really a great person and will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him. He has been in our prayers, especially during the last few years. Unfortunately we won’t be able to attend the funeral tomorrow, but you and your families will be in our thoughts and prayers.

George and Pam Skaluba
Curt Skaluba
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Uncle Bob
Reply #1 on : Wed February 06, 2013, 07:46:23
I worked with Uncle Bob at the Island through high school on weekends and sporadically during college. He was a great guy and I'll always remember him helping me with my driving skills at the cabin and making venison steaks with onion soup dressing. He had a long and fruitful life and will be missed by many.