Josephine A. Skraba (1925 - 2016)

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Josephine A. Skraba, age 91, Church Street, DuBois, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Christ the King Manor.
Born Feb. 25, 1925, in Johnsonburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Marion and Mary (Kasmierski) Marciniak.
She graduated from Johnsonburg High School Class of 1942.
On May 3, 1947, at the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, Pa., she married John S. Skraba. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2016.
Before moving to DuBois, she was employed as secretary and bookkeeper at the Diamond Casting Co. in Johnsonburg. She was also employed by Penn Traffic and the City of DuBois Treasurer's office from where she retired in 1989.
She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Rosary-Infant of Prague Society, and worked at the annual Labor Day Polish Festival for many years. She loved listening and dancing to Polka music, especially when her son played. She was an original member of the St. Michael's Polish folk singers. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her family.
Josephine is survived by her daughter, Rose Anne Young and her husband, John of Hagerstown, Md., and her son, Dennis Skraba and his wife, Annette of DuBois, Pa.; four grandsons: Thomas J. Richards Jr. and his wife, Tammi of Greencastle, Pa., Jeffrey, Andrew and Paul Skraba, all of DuBois, Pa.; two great-grandchildren, Marlee and Braedon Richards of Greencastle, Pa.; three nephews and two nieces.
Josephine was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Roman Marciniak; two sisters, Irene Brennan and infant Anna Marciniak; four nephews and one niece.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, from 3-7 p.m. at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois.
The rosary will be prayed on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. from St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.
Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 25 Robinson St., DuBois, PA 15801 and/or Christ the King Manor, 1100 West Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801.
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Published in The Courier Express on Dec. 28, 2016