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C. Jason Smith - LIC, Co-Owner
Catherine A. Smith, LAFD, Co-Owner



Robert "Bob" William Skavinsky

March 15, 1941 ~ November 14, 2018 (age 77)

Robert “Bob” W. Skavinsky, 77, of Morgantown, passed away Wednesday evening, November 14, 2018 in the Hospice Unit at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital following an extended illness with family providing a constant vigil at his bedside during his final hours.

Bob was born in North Bethlehem Township, PA on March 15, 1941, the fifth of eight children born to the late Andrew Skavinsky, Sr., and the late Dorothy (Wolfe) Skavinsky.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary “Jane” Skavinsky; brothers, Joseph Skavinsky and Donald (Brenda) Skavinsky, Sr.; sister, Carolyn McCord; daughters Roberta (Tommy) Williams and Jennifer (Adam) Romesburg, and step-son, Jeffrey Holepit; grandsons, Tommy D. Williams, Hank (Jen) Williams, Shawn (Amber) Williams and Benjamin Romesburg; granddaughters, Jillian Scotchel-Romesburg and Reagan Scotchel-Romesburg; and great-grandchildren, Kloe, Candice, Kobe, and Landon Williams; sister-in-law Betty (Jim) Corsaro; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Andrew Skavinsky, Jr., Dorothy Snyder, Blanche Field and Diana Skavinsky; and a brother-in-law, Richard H. McCord, Sr.

Bob retired from St. Francis Central Catholic School having worked at both the old and new locations. He loved the daily interaction with the students, faculty, parents and administration. “Stranger” was never in his vocabulary – only friends he had not yet met.

An avid golfer until his health began to fail, he enjoyed watching professional, collegiate and high school sports. He attended as many activities of the children as possible. Bob loved to take road trips to take in the scenery, especially during his favorite time, the fall. He rarely passed up an opportunity to sing along to, attempt to dance to, or just simply listen to a good polka.

Friends may join the family to honor Bob's life and legacy at Smith Funeral & Cremation Care, 108 Holland Ave., Morgantown on Sunday, November 18th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 7:30 PM Sunday in the funeral home to conclude the evening visitation. On Monday, November 19th, Bob will lay in repose at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, 19 Jo Glen Dr., Morgantown (Cheat Lake), from 2 PM until the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 3 PM with Father Andy Switzer as celebrant. Following the Funeral Mass, per his request, Bob will be cremated, and inurnment will be held at a later date in the East Oak Grove Cemetery.

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