Mary Skorupa

Mary Skorupa, 86, a resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Gallitzin, died Sunday at the home.

She was born in Cresson Shaft, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Samborsky) Vinich.

Surviving are a son, Dennis (Darlene Latterner) of Gallitzin; two grandchildren: Heather Skorupa (Brian Noel) of Altoona and Ryan Skorupa (Angie) of Altoona; a great-granddaughter, Brookelynn; two sisters: Theresa Marconi of Gallitzin and Shirley (Pete) Litzinger of Altoona; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John M., on Nov. 17, 1983; a son, George, on Oct. 15, 1995; two brothers: Frank and Joseph; and two sisters: Helen Mechuta and Annie Christy.

Mary worked as a seamstress for Publix Shirt Factory, Gallitzin. She was a member of St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin, and she enjoyed crocheting, bingo and watching baseball and football.

Friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin, the Rev. Albert Ledoux as celebrant. Committal will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Demetrius Church, 811 Church St., Gallitzin, PA 16641, in Mary’s memory.