Clement Skirpan, Sr. , 97, of Throop died on Wednesday, December 16th at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Scranton. He is survived by his wife, Mae Berry Skirpan, of 52 years, married August 31, 1968.
Born in Olyphant, he resided in Throop since 1960. His parents were the late Andrew and Mary Stevensky Skirpan.
He was a graduate of Olyphant High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and trained as an engine specialist at Pratt and Whitney engine division of Buick Motors in Flint, Michigan. After graduation, he was assigned to the 15th Air Force and served as a B24 mechanic in Cerignola, Italy.
Clem was employed as a lithographer and printer for Scranton Lithograph Company and retired in 1983. He was a member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, Olyphant and enjoyed gardening, fishing and spending time at Lake Wallenpaupack.
He is also survived by three children and their spouses: Gregory and wife Cathy Skirpan, Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania Clement, Jr. and wife Marion Skirpan, Garfield, New Jersey and Andrea Skirpan and husband Brian Bonner, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren: Sarah, Ann, Joseph, Kathryn, Michael, Claire and Andrew.
Also preceding him in death was his sister, Rose Skirpan.
Committal services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday at SS. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery Chapel, Peckville by Fr. Nestor Iwasiw, pastor. Burial will follow.
Due to COVID19 restrictions, there will be no public viewing.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
For directions or on-line condolences please visit: www.hudak-osheafuneralhome.com.