Matthew P. Skrobiszewski

Matthew P. Skrobiszewski, 91, a resident of Lackawanna Health and Rehab Center, Blakely, and formerly of Dickson City, died Sunday at the center. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Frances Szew-czyk Skrobiszewski, on Dec. 12, 2003.

Born in Dickson City, he was the son of the late Thomas and Alice Kowalkowski Skrobiszewski and was a member of St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City. He was an active member of the parish, having served as chairman of the Holy Name and Ushers societies and the parish finance committee for many years. He was a graduate of Dickson City High School and attended the University of Scranton. He served with the Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 665, Dickson City.

Before retirement, he was employed by the Lackawanna County Institution District for more than 30 years, during which he was the acting superintendent for the former Blakely Convalescent Home. He was a member of the board of directors of the Lackawanna River Basin Sewer Authority for 18 years, serving as chairman and later as secretary.

He was active in several civic organizations and known throughout the county for his involvement in local politics. As a resident at the health care center, he served on several committees to represent his fellow residents.

He was a loving and generous husband, father and grandfather who put his faith and family above all.

His family would like to thank Dr. Tracey Galardi for her kind and compassionate care, also the staff at Lackawanna Health Care Facility for the wonderful, loving care of their dad.

Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Laneski and husband, Joseph, Melbourne, Fla.; and Gail Moeller and husband, John Jr., Olyphant; a son, Thomas Skrobiszewski and wife, Sandi, Dickson City; grandchildren, Nora Knott and husband, David, Harrisburg; Jessica Mowery and husband, Jon, Jonestown; Amanda and Emily Moeller, Olyphant; Matthew Skrobiszewski, Dickson City; and Thomas Skrobiszewski, Fort Meade, Md.; great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Julie Knott; Meghan, Allyson, Daniel Joseph and Emma Rose Mowery; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ted and Leonard Skrobiszewski.

The funeral with military honors will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with Mass at 9:30 in St. Mary's Visitation Church. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Dickson City.

Friends may call Tuesday 5 to 8 p.m.

For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit www.mazurfuneralhome.com.

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 14, 2013