Marion "Uncle Mike" Skarzynski, 93 a resident of Sarah Reed Senior Living, passed away there Sunday June 28, 2020.
He was born in Erie on August 4, 1926 son of the late Walter and Stella Rydzewski Skarzynski.
Mike was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He attained the rank of SGT Major serving with the 6th Division in the Asian Theater. He retired from GE as a Winding Supervisor in Aerospace after 40 years of service He had two patents pending and designed and developed for Bell Helicopter.
Mike was a member of Holy Rosary Church, GE Quarter Century Club and the Siebenbuerger Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mike also was a world traveler visiting 43 countries and his favorite country was Poland, his ancestry country. He also enjoyed gardening and spent many hours helping out at Stan's Garden Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ann Rutkowski Skarzynski, son John Skarzynski, sisters Mary Teresa Malinowski, Stella Arndt, Mary Brader, and Frances Ostromecki, and his brothers, Anthony, Peter, Leo and Stanley Skarzynski.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years Pearlie Richardson Spicer, son Michael Skarzynski and his wife Susan of Cincinnati O, daughter in law Cathy Skarzynski of Dayton, Ohio, grandchildren, Amanda, Laura, and John, and great grandchildren, Mason, Asher, and Violet. He is also survived by his God son James Skarzynski and many nieces and nephews.
Mike's family would like to thank the entire staff of Sara Reed Senior Living for the excellent care he received there.
Friends may call at Holy Rosary Church East 28th & East Ave. on Wednesday from 10am until the time of the Funeral Mass there at 11am. Social distancing and face masks are required. Private entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Assoc. of NW PA 110 W. 10th St. Erie, PA 16501.
The Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home Inc. 2101 Ash St. is handling arrangements. Please send condolences to www.slomskifuneralhome.com
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