Vernon Skebeck

SKEBECK – Vernon, 81, of Penn Run, passed away July 17, 2022 at home. Born April 6, 1941 in Belsano, son of the late Charles and Julia (Kubus) Skebeck. Preceded in death by daughter, Melissa Swartz; granddaughter, Jelisa Ann Swartz; and sister, Charlotte. Survived by wife, Eileen, to whom he was married for 36 years; granddaughter, Salina (Jim) Swartz; great granddaughter, Aaliyah Gionta; great grandsons, Giovanni Vojtek and Noah Vernon Vojtek; siblings, June Skebeck, Violet Pasternak, Charles (Noni) Skebeck, Carol (Richard) Hetrick, Francis Skebeck, Patty Hopkins and Judy Ellenberger. Also survived by sisters in law, Rosemary (Gus) Conzo and Cindy (Jack) Marsh; and numerous nieces and nephews. Member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nanty Glo. US Navy veteran. Member of AFSCME and Nanty Glo American Legion. Retired Inspector for Department of Environmental Protection. Vernon enjoyed fishing, wine making, gardening and hunting. He loved his classic car, Cruise-In’s, long Sunday drives; and especially getting together with his brother Frank, making sausage and sauerkraut. Friends will be received from 2-4 and  6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Nanty Glo, where vigil prayer service will be held. Funeral Mass 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Leonard Voytek, celebrant. Committal to follow at United Brethren Cemetery, Belsano. Military rite by Blacklick Valley Ritual Team. Condolences to the family may be left at