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John Skubon, 62

April 08, 2014

John Skubon, 62, of New Providence, died on Tuesday, April 8, surrounded by his entire immediate family at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Tina Skubon for 37 years. John is survived by two daughters: Lauren Booth, wife of Justin Booth of Quarryville, PA and their daughter Faith; and Dana Natale, wife of Michael Natale of Lancaster, PA and their son Jack Michael. Also surviving are four sisters: Carol Turner of Hurleyville, NY, Stacey Fisher of South Pasadena, FL, Patricia Hyzer of Woodbourne, NY, and Francine Dillon of West Palm Beach, FL.

John loved God, his family and those around him in word and deed. As a disciple of Christ, he was very active at Historic St. Mary’s Church, where he played the bass guitar with the praise and worship group, served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, coordinated a men’s project group, participated in the Men’s prayer group, was a member of the buildings and grounds committee and served as a mentor for Water Street Ministries. He grouped regularly with fellow Cursillistas at St. Joseph’s Parish where he also attended a weekly Thursday 5 a.m. Holy Hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

Affectionately known to his family as Skubee, John’s passions included spending time with family and friends, traveling with his wife and friends, all types of music, playing the guitar, wine making, fly fishing and sports.

John was employed at MXL Industries, Inc. for 20 years, most recently as Corporate Principal Applied Sciences.

A viewing will be from 6-8PM on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM at Historic Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 119 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603,on Friday, April 11, 2014. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in John’s memory to Historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church at the above address.

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April 15, 2014

We graduated high school with Skubee and shared many a laugh and good time. We saw him at our most recent reunion and it was a joy to spend the evening together. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to his family. He was a special person and will be missed. May his memory be a blessing to you all. 
Paul and Stephanie Kross

April 14, 2014

Tina, Lauren and Dana:  Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. We were very saddened to hear about John.  We have so many memories with your family at Mary’s House and the other times we have spent with your family. He was such a kind, gentle and loving man and will surely be missed.  Rick and Kathy Tucek

April 13, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. 
Sincerely,
Joe, Nikki, Morgan, and Joey Hollister

April 12, 2014

Tina and family;
Our sincere condolences to you and your family as you grieve for john.. We so much enjoyed spending some times together and know you and your family will miss him so very much. You are all in our thoughts ans prayers.
We are retired now and live at Bethany delaware. 
Most sincerely, Carl and Pat Long

April 11, 2014

Tina, we have you and your family in our prayers. John was a wonderful man and did so much for the parishioners at St. Mary’s. He will be greatly missed by so many of us, though none of us can truly feel the loss you and your family are experiencing with his his sudden passing. We will always remember him as playing the guitar, serving as a Eucharistic Minister with a big smile, and speaking so earnestly during book study meetings. Thank you for sharing him with us.
The McSherry Family

April 11, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Fond reflections of the times together in Hurleyville,  NY
Respectfully, 
The Entire Hussey Family

April 11, 2014

Uncle John , you will be sadly missed by all of your family . We may have not touched base in years      but I have fond memories as a child of you playing the guitar at christmas gatherings. Aunt Tina and family my deepest condolences to you all. 
Beetle!!

April 11, 2014

Tina, my condolences to you and your family.  You will all be in my prayers.  Peace and blessings to you.
Millie Rodriguez
 

April 11, 2014

Tina, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolnces to you and your family at this difficult time. Sincerely, Bert LoCurto

April 11, 2014

Tina, I was so sorry to hear about John’s passing. John loved God so much, and it is good to know he is with Him, but John and his ready smile, his quick encouragement, his willing helping hand and his simple, deep love will be sorely missed. Our family is keeping your family and John in our prayers. Ronnie Medlock

April 10, 2014

 
I am very saddened to hear about John. I worked with him at MXL some years ago. I’ll always remember his smile and kind, helpful spirit. He was a great person and will be missed by many people in many ways. Please know I will be keeping you in my prayers. All that said I sincerely mean from the bottom of my heart, not just words. In addition….. never feel bad if you just find yourself flat-out, extremely angry at God. It’s OK to do that. love in Christ, Randy Stauffer

April 10, 2014

Tina, Lauren, Dana and all your families, we are so very, very sorry to hear of John’s death. What a loss for all of you.  Our deepest smpathies,  Bruce & Linda Shoemaker
 

April 10, 2014

What a wonderful example of faith, family and love. What great memories we all will have. 
Fr. Dan Powell

April 10, 2014

To Tina, Lauren, & Dana,
Cammie and I were so saddened to hear of John’s passing.  We fondly recall our times together in Lancaster and in Cursillo, and I especially enjoyed being in group reunion with John for so many prayer filled Saturday mornings at St. Joseph’s.
We are so sorry we couldn’t be there for the visitation or the funeral service, but be assured prayers and palanca are being offered up in Iowa for you and on John’s behalf.
Bob & Cammie Nelson (Pella, IA) – Former Harrisburg area Cursillistas
 

April 10, 2014

Tina your family is in our thoughts and prayers – John was a very special man and touched many lives in such a positive way.
Bill & Carol Moody

April 10, 2014

Dear Tina,
Pleae know of my heatfelt sympathy in the passing away of your husband, John.
May Jesus and Mary be your source of strength and comfort.
You and your family will be in my prayers!
In loving sympathy,
Sister Catherine Marie, SCC 64th Women’s S. James Table 
 
 

April 10, 2014

We are saddened by the news of John’s passing.  He was a servant of the Lord and we trust he is in His presence now.  We pray the you will experience the Lord’s comfort at this time.  John will be missed by the many lives he touched while representing the Lord and being a witness for Him.  We were blessed by knowing John.  May God be with you in your time of need.  Love, Lynn and Joanne Yoder

April 10, 2014

So very sorry to learn of John’s passing. What a lovely man!!  I truly feel blessed having known him. He always would talk about the vacations he was taking , his lovely wife whom he loved so much, or playing the bass guitar. Was always such a joy to have him as a customer at the Barber Shop!  He will be missed greatly. I guess all we can say is God needed a new angel in Heaven. 
May God give your family and friends peace in the days ahead. 
Sincerely,
Scott Kopp – John’s Barber At Glatfelter’s. 

April 10, 2014

Last time I spoke with John, he was removing the broken basketball net from the church school yard early one Saturday.  Always a happy servant of the Lord, and now he’ll walk beside Him.  
Karen Morrisette

April 10, 2014

Dear Tina and family,
 No words can express our deepest sympathy to you all.  Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you.
John will be in your hearts forever.
Always,
Pat Gibson and family

April 10, 2014

May the God of love be with all of you at this time and give you comfort and a peace that passes all understanding.  I knew the Skubon family while we all lived in Hurleyville, NY. John is my former husband, Bobby Kracht’s cousin. I imagine the cousins and some of the Moms are dancing and enjoying being reunited.  .  He’s with God now.  Love and prayers for all of John Skubon’s family. 

April 10, 2014

Tina, I am so very sorry for your loss of John. It is such a shock to hear that he has passed.
Knowing he is with Our Lord during this Holy season I hope brings some comfort. Please know you are in my prayers, my thoughts,
Ruth Davis

April 10, 2014

They say there was a secret chord that David played, and it pleased the Lord.
Our friend John spent his life in that pursuit, and he did it on so many levels and in so many ways. He lived to the greater glory of God.
Our friend John always greeted me with a smile and a hug. But I wasn’t so special because he greeted everyone that way. It was who he was.
I do not know of a greater disciple. I do not know of a better friend. We were all comforted by the warmth of his love.
I know he precedes us, and before too long he will hug me again, and we’ll smile.
In Christ’s peace,
Steve & Julie

April 10, 2014

Rough news to hear.  John was a good guy, he and Tina counseled us during our marriage preparations.  They both welcomed us into their homes, both were filled with life stories, always a smile.  I’ve been married about 4 yrs now, so I guess some of John’s advice has paid off.  From both myself and my wife to Tina and the Skubon family, we offer our condolences.  John was truly a great guy to have met.
– The Gibble’s

April 10, 2014

Tina.
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know John as well as you, but it was obvious that as you are, he was a devout Catholic devoted to Christ and family. And, although we believe death in this life is transition to eternal life with God, there is still a hole here while we wait to be reunited with love ones in eternal life in heaven. Please accept our (DiCarlo family) deepest sympathy and know that you’re in our prayers. If I can be of help to you in anyway, especially after this initial time when every thing’s a blur and you’re surrounded by family and friends, know you have only to ask.
May Christ’s peace be with you Tina.
Ben

April 10, 2014

John, what a wonderful man of God! You will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful family! We have lost an angel here on Earth, but we know that God has gained an eternal one!

April 10, 2014

Tina, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.  We love you.  John was such a blessing to everyone.  Please know that if there is anything we can do for you don’t hesitate to ask – anytime.  May God bless you and comfort you with his loving care. Craig & Cyndy Harrison

April 10, 2014

We are so very, very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and father. Words don’t seem enough.  We continue to pray for your family around the clock. Much love, Laurie and Matthew Weitzel

April 10, 2014

Tina and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Denise Brubaker (worked with Tina at Eastern Allaiance)

April 10, 2014

Tina and family,
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  John was always a positive addition in our children’s school life.  Memories will last for ever.
Peace and love,
Mary Lynn DiPaolo and family

April 10, 2014

 Dear Tina and family,
Our prayers and hearts are with you. May you continue to find solace in the many wonderful memories you have. John always had a ready smile and a helping hand and he will be missed.
Ray and Anne Bleistine
 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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