March 1, 2012
Phyllis J. Skoronski, 88, formerly of Pringle, passed away Thursday at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia. Phyllis was born in Center Moreland, on July 8, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Grace (Goss) Smith. Phyllis was the last Smith of 11 siblings and missed them all very much. Now she will join all her loved ones and never know pain again. Her faith was true and strong and she was always working to keep her flock near the Lord. She truly loved Jesus and thanked him every day for all her blessings. Her greatest happiness was being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Attending any event in their lives from pre-school, Christmas programs or high school sports was the joy of her life. "Nanny" or "Gram" was always in her seat waiting to watch them. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, of 60 years of marriage in 2006; grandson, Bill Skoronski; daughters-in-law; Barbara and Dusti Skoronski. Surviving are sons, Ralph Kenneth Skoronski, Winchester, Va.; Richard Skoronski, Kingston; daughter; Diane Leeds and her husband, Dave, Larksville; grandchildren, Diane Johnson and husband, Mark; Sandra Garber and husband, Chris; Richard Skoronski; Gina Kotchik and husband, Rich; Lori Menzel and husband, Paul; David Leeds and wife, Denise; great-grandchildren, Derrick Skoronski, Lexie and James Johnson, Billy Kotchik and Megan and Paul Menzel; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Phyllis will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson Street, Larksville. The Rev. Louis Falcone will officiate. Interment will be held in Ss. Cyril & Methodius Cemetery, Pringle. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 4, 2012