John V. Skopow

Born: Fri., Jul. 24, 1931
Died: Sat., Mar. 30, 2019

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John V. Skopow, 87, of Erie, passed away on Saturday March 30, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born in Erie, PA on July 24, 1931 son of the late John and Caroline Skopow.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Donna M. Onniboni in 2002, as well as many brothers and sisters.

John served in the United States Navy. He retired from the United States Postal Service. He enjoyed spending time with grandchildren, fishing, going to the Peninsula, and running marathons.

He is survived by his two daughters, Paula Skopow of Pleasantville, PA, and Eileen Harris (Michael) of North East, PA, his grandchildren, Natasha Scott, Tyler Harris, and Evan Harris, his brother, Edward Skopow of Erie, and special neighbors, Dan and Flo Thompson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be private. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery will full Military honors. Arrangements are being handled by the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Inc., 459 East 12th Street, Erie, PA 16503. Please send condolences to

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Cathy Skopow Little
   Posted Tue April 02, 2019
Paula and Eileen,
I was sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I remember him as a very kind and gentle man. He always had a smile when I saw him and I will remember him fondly. Please accept my sincerest sympathy.

Cathy Skopow Little

John’s brother Joe’s daughter.

Paula Skopow
   Posted Tue April 02, 2019
A wonderful father and person.Loved his grandchildren.

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