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 Mark A Skipka

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Mark A Skipka

  • Birth 31 Jul 1959
  • Death 2 Aug 2003
  • Burial Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 38325498

Watertown Daily Times (NY) - Monday, August 4, 2003

Mark A. Skipka, 44, Madrid, formerly of Heuvelton, died Saturday at his home of complications of leukemia.

Mr. Skipka worked for Verizon and its predecessors for 15 years.

Born July 31, 1959, in Port Jefferson, Long Island, son of Frank and Virginia Skipka, he graduated from Heuvelton Central School in 1977 and entered the Marine Corps in the delayed enlistment program. He was an instructor of electrical systems and attained the rank of sergeant. Because of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in 1981 he was honorably discharged in 1983. From 1981 to 1983 he was a Marine Corps recruiter.

He graduated with honors from the former Mater Dei College, Ogdensburg, in 1986, and graduated in 1988 from Canton Agricultural and Technical College with a degree in electrical engineering.

He married Margaret "Peggy" Ross on July 16, 1985, at Sts. Philip and James Church, Lisbon, with the Rev. Euclid A. Marier officiating.

He received Eagle Scout recognition from Boy Scout Troop 67, Pope Mills, on July 30, 1975, and was a member of the Order of the Arrow from Manatoanna Lodge 461. He was treasurer for many years of Communications Workers of America Local 1128, Potsdam, a member of Verizon Pioneers and a member and treasurer of Pine Tree Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and coin collecting.

Surviving besides his wife and his parents of Macomb are a sister, three brothers, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Foxwood Memorial Park with Deacon Mark Lalonde of Notre Dame Church, Ogdensburg, officiating. Entombment will be in Foxwood Memorial Park, Ogdensburg.


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  • Created by: Anne Cady
  • Added: 14 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38325498
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mark A Skipka (31 Jul 1959–2 Aug 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38325498, citing Foxwood Memorial Park, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Anne Cady (contributor 46985237) .