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Jessie Virginia Clark Skurcenski
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1917
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1961
DuPage County
Illinois, USA

The Bedford Gazette, Bedford, PA - Tuesday, September 5, 1961

Double funeral services for Dr. and Mrs. Anton Skurcenski (the former Jessie Clark, 43) of Inglewood, Calif., who were killed in a plane crash at Chicago, Sept. 1, 1961, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in the Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, the Rev. Earl Kerstetter of the Bedford Methodist Church and the Rev. Jay M. Derk of the Methodist Church, Wolfsburg, officiating. Interment will be in Schellsburg Cemetery.

Friends will be received after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Jessie (Clark) Skurcenski was born at Bedford, Rt. 2, Nov. 11, 1917, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. William Clark. She graduated from Bedford High School in the class of 1936 and from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Johnstown, in 1940. She attended the University of Pittsburgh for four years.

She is survived by her parents and these brothers and sisters: Mrs. Dorothy Vital, wife of Andrew Vital, Johnstown; John A. Clark, St. Johns, Michigan; Robert A. Clark, Everett; Joseph B. Clark, Bedford; Frank B. Clark, Ellerslie, Md.; Edward E. Clark, Bedford; Mrs. Mary Emma Ronco, wife of Louis G. Ronco, Miami, Fla., and Maynard Clark, Ruskin, Fla. A sister, Mrs. Jean Heaton, preceded her in death.

Dr. Skurcenski, 43, was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Mrs. Marcella Skurcenski of Braddock and the late Walter Skurcenski.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, he taught chemistry at Pitt for 10 years and received his doctor's degree there in 1949. He also taught at Geneva College, Beaver Falls. For the past number of years he has served as chief chemist at the Thompson Plastic Co., Los Angeles.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers, Stanley, North Braddock; Louis, Zelienople, and a sister, Florence, Pittsburgh.

*NOTE* She is not listed on the passenger list of this flight in any newspaper article I have found, under either her married or her maiden names, but the obituary above and a local article from the Pittsburgh Post both list her as having died in this crash along with her husband.
Family links: 
  James William Clark (1879 - 1967)
  Minerva Mae Lawrence Clark (1893 - 1989)
  Anton Skurcenski (1918 - 1961)
  Sarah Jean Clark Heaton (1912 - 1934)*
  Dorothy Clark Vital (1913 - 1992)*
  John Albert Clark (1915 - 1992)*
  Jessie Virginia Clark Skurcenski (1917 - 1961)
  Robert Arthur Clark (1919 - 2011)*
  Joseph Barclay Clark (1922 - 1999)*
  Frank Black Clark (1924 - 2014)*
  Edward Everett Clark (1926 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Schellsburg Cemetery
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Tina
Originally Created by: Cari Aiken
Record added: Apr 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88327138
Jessie Virginia <i>Clark</i> Skurcenski
Added by: Tina
Jessie Virginia <i>Clark</i> Skurcenski
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Jessie Virginia <i>Clark</i> Skurcenski
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