Susan Skiptunas

Obituary of Susan Skiptunas

Susan Skiptunas, 85, of Estero, Florida and native of Nanticoke passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 in Naples, Florida.


Born April 7, 1934 in Nanticoke she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Virgala Hvozda.  She earned a Master’s degree in Education and Reading Specialist from Bloomsburg State College.  She was on the faculty of Bloomsburg Area School District and later Centennial School District, Warminster, PA until retiring.


She was married to Anthony J. Skiptunas Jr. for 59 years, until his passing on August 15, 2014.  She and Anthony resided in the Philadelphia area for many years before retiring to Florida in 1990.  She was a member of Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord, Ukrainian Catholic Church, Nanticoke as well as St. Leo’s Church, Bonita Springs, and All Saints Byzantine Church, Ft. Myers, FL.


In addition to her husband, Anthony, she was preceded in death by brothers, Michael, John and Andrew Hvozda and sisters, Helen Lowery, Anna Wempa, Olga Dargalis, Mary Polnasek and Julia Twardowski.


She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne Wiesen of Naples, FL; a son Dr. Anthony J. Skiptunas III and his wife, Kelly of Wrightsville, PA; grandchildren, Rachel and Brett Wiesen; sister-in-law, Irene Hvozda of Nanticoke as well as nieces and nephews.


Funeral Liturgy with Panachyda will be 10 a.m. Friday (December 13th) at Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, 240 Center Street, Hanover section of Nanticoke with the Rev. Walter Pasicznyk, her pastor, as celebrant.


Interment will follow in the parish cemetery, Nanticoke.


Arrangements are in the care of Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad Street, Nanticoke.



Funeral Liturgy with Panachyda

10:00 am - 11:15 am
Friday, December 13, 2019
Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church
240 Center Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
(570) 735-2262


Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery
Field Street
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
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