John F. Skiba

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John F. Skiba, 79, of 1240 Old State Road, New Castle, passed away the morning of Feb. 4, 2019, at home with his family by his side.
John was born May 20, 1939, in New Castle. He was the son of the late Andrew and Josephine Gorgacz Skiba.
John was married to the former Marian J. Morris. They were married for 37 years. She preceded him in death on July 1, 2001.
John was of the Protestant faith. He was a graduate of Laurel High School, class of 1958.
Mr. Skiba retired after 40 years of service as a bus driver and mechanic at the Laurel School District. John spent all his life farming on his family's land and enjoyed being outside. He also collected tractors and equipment. John was a member of Moraine Area Tractor Club and loved going to auctions. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
John is survived by two children, Maryann (Scott) Richards of New Castle and John A. (Renee) Skiba of Freeport, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Philip John Richards of New Castle and Reese M. Skiba of Freeport.
In addition to his parents and wife Marian, John was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Skiba.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at the Noga Funeral Home Inc., 1142 S. Mill St., New Castle.
A funeral service will be celebrated following calling hours in the funeral home at 8 p.m. Rev. Marsha Parish, pastor of the Lawrence County Hospice will officiate.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking memorial donations be made to Laurel FFA, 2497 Harlansburg Road, New Castle, Pa. 16101.
Online condolences way be viewed or offered by visiting www.nogafuneralhome.com.
Published on February 5, 2019
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