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John Skumin Sr.

1935 - 2014 LANESBOROUGH Mr. John Skumin Sr., 78, of 14 Imperial St., Lanesborough, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Berkshire Medical Center. Born in Pittsfield on Sep. 28, 1935, the son of Vincent and Helen Zalenski Skumin, he was a graduate of St. Joseph High School and was also a graduate of Berkshire Community College with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Mr. Skumin joined the Massachusetts National Guard where he served for six years. John worked as a Patrolman for the Pittsfield Police Department for 32 years, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed antique cars and owned a 1954 Nash Metropolitan. He was a member of the Metropolitan owner's Club and a member of the Pittsfield Piston Poppers Car Club. Mr. Skumin was past president of MyCom Federal Credit Union. He enjoyed spending winters at his home in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was a NASCAR fan and had attended several Daytona 500's, not far from his home. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and horseback riding and had owned several horses. When he was younger, John was a member of a Drum and Bugle Corps and still enjoyed attending shows. He is survived by his wife, the former Claudette Helfer, whom he married on April 26, 1958; four children, John Skumin Jr. and his wife, Janine, Sharon Klein and her husband, Hannes, James Skumin, and Andrew Skumin and his wife, Cynthia; a sister, Christine Stafford; three grandchildren, Trevor Skumin, Ava Klein, and Gavin Klein, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Chester Malkowski, Stella Daviau, Joseph Malkowski, Wanda Britton, Jenny Whitney, Julie Saldato, Anne Nascimento and Blanche Roukas. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mr. John Skumin Sr. will be Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 9 a.m. from the Dwyer Funeral Home, 776 North St., Pittsfield MA, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, celebrated by Msgr. Michael A. Shershanovich, pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home will be today, Monday May 19, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Massachusetts Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, care of the DWYER FUNERAL HOME, in his memory. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.



Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 19, 2014
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