Ann Skvarka

October 5, 1924 - October 11, 2013

10/05/1924 - 10/11/2013

Ann Skvarka, 89, of Benwood, W.Va., passed away peacefully on October 11, 2013, at Watrous Nursing Home in Madison, CT.
Ann was born October 5, 1924, in Bellaire, Ohio, 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, she 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, CT; one brother, Martin Palian; two granddaughters, Courtney John Talbot of Bay Village, Ohio, and Breanne David Castellano of West Harrison, NY; 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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Roberta Raymond
7 years ago

Dear Becky and family, I am sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I remember all the fun times we had in the summer at the Wheeling Park swimming pool so many years ago. Roberta

Michael Mroski
7 years ago

My sincere condolences to the family of Ann Skvarka,Iam the older brother to my sister Theresa

7 years ago

My sincere condolences to the family of Ann Skvarka.

Theresa Wardzala
7 years ago

My sincere condolences to the family of Ann. We used to spend our summers in Benwood, Tom was my mom’s cousin Elizabeth-SkvarkaMroski. She lived a long good life. TheresaMroskiWardzala