JOHN F. "SKIP", JR.
Economy, succumbed to a chronic illness on Sat., Nov. 9, 2013. A Coast Guard veteran (AT 2, 2nd class), he worked as a Certified BioMedical Technician, retired from Allegheny General Hospital, and was employed by Kindred Hospitals post retirement. He had an unmatched knowledge and passion for Lapidary and was an accomplished facetter and rock hound, avid gardener, naturalist, reader, collector and traveler. Beloved husband of Adele M. Marrangoni; loving father of Jonnie Jeannette (James A.) Weppelman, Lisa Jo (Larry) Harris, Jerel and Garrett Lorenzo; grandpap of Sarah Fair; brother of Mike, Mark and Shawn Lorenzo, Joy Merritt, Gaye Birtcher, Rosa Maxwell, Timmi Lorenzo, Phileen Jones, and Judith Rey; nephew of Fred and John Voskuhl,; rescuer and caretaker of beloved cats, Fuzzy and Wuzzy. Visitation Wed. 4-7 p.m. in POLAND FUNERAL HOME., INC., 901 First Ave., Conway (724-869-7700) where prayers will begin Thurs. 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Conway. Interment with Military Honors in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Nov. 12, 2013