Ann Skvarka

SKVARKA, Ann, 89, of Benwood, WV, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2013, at Watrous Nursing Home in Madison, CT.

Ann was born October 5, 1924, in Bellaire, OH, a daughter to the late Martin and Vinnie (Horvath) Palian.

She was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Benwood.

In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Skvarka, two sisters, Mary Ellen Stein and Katharine Bannan, and a daughter, Sandra Skvarka Li.

She is survived by one daughter, Rebecca (Calvin) Page of Guilford, Conn.; one brother, Martin Palian; two granddaughters, Courtney (John) Talbot of Bay Village, Ohio, and Breanne (David) Castellano of West Harrison, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Thursday, October 17, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood-McMechen Chapel, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Benwood, with Rev. Bekeh Utietiang as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. John’s Catholic Church, 622 Main Street, Benwood, W.Va. 26031.

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