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Stephen M. Skomitz, Jr.
Stephen M. McBean Skomitz, Jr., 59 years, of Macungie, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday morning, November 27, 2012, following a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was surrounded with the love and constant care by his dedicated family and friends. The husband of Barbara D. (Diehl) Skomitz for 33 years, he was the son of Clare (Bellew) Skomitz of Bethlehem, and the late Stephen M. Skomitz, Sr. A 1971 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School, he proudly served in the US Navy aboard the USS Corry during the Vietnam War, and returned to work many years for the City of Bethlehem until retiring due to his illness. Stephen loved music, bowling, and playing slow-pitch softball, but his passion was Notre Dame Football. He faithfully watched them each Saturday no matter how ill he felt. An avid cook, he had a special place in his heart for his Mothers stuffing. Even though McBean was ill, he still enjoyed travelling, going on cruises and going out to dinner with his family. Survivors: Beside his wife and mother; sisters, Eileen Thomas and husband Cliff of Moore Twp., Rosemary Skomitz and husband Ronald Stouffer of Mt. Penn; nephews, and godsons, Justin and Kevin Thomas; and the many loving and dedicated family members and friends who helped take care of him for many years. His beloved dog Finnegan was a constant companion. Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon, Saturday, December 1, 2012 in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Ave., Allentown, PA 18103 with Rev. Msgr. John P. Murphy as the Celebrant. His viewings will be on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Gilbert Funeral Home, 444 Pershing Blvd., Whitehall, PA 18052, located one block south of the Fullerton Ave. exit of US Route 22, and in the Church Foyer on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Contributions: St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148-0142, www.stjude.org or , 3893 Adler Pl., Bethlehem, PA 18017, www.cancer.org.
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 29, 2012
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