Celia H. Skapura

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Celia H. Skapura, 98, formerly of Fairmount Springs, died Wednesday afternoon, March 13, 2013, at the Lakeside Health and Rehabilitation Center, Harveys Lake, where she had been staying for the past 11 years.

Born June 7, 1914 in Fairmount Springs, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Sophie (Sink) Jasler.

She was a housekeeper in New York City and then helped her late husband operate a chicken farm in Fairmount Springs. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish/St. Martha's Church, Fairmount Springs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Skapura, who died June 17, 1995; daughter, Cecelia Blasick; brother, Frank Jasler; and two sisters, Estelle Young and Adella Pleviak.

Surviving are a daughter, Helen Bogdon, and husband Greg, Dallas; son-in-law, Michael Blasick, Benton; six grandchildren, Kimberly Niezgoda, Dallas, Sue Lynn Niezgoda, Spokane, Wash., John Paul Niezgoda, Dallas, Michael Blasick and his wife, Joy, Benton, Ann Marie Blasick, Atlanta, and Brian Blasick and his wife, Shannon, Atlanta; four great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Emily, Noah and Jacob Blasick; and a sister, Frances Pavalonis, Benton.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:15 a.m. at the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 77 N. Main St., Shickshinny, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit Parish/St. Martha's Church, Fairmount Springs, with her pastor, the Rev. Donald Williams, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Martha's Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the , 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.

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Published in Times Leader on Mar. 15, 2013
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