In memory of
Lawrence R. Skonieczka
Lawrence R. Skonieczka, age 69, of Erie, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017. He was born in Erie, on September 7, 1947, son of the late Francis and Hildagard Skonieczka. Larry was a 1965 graduate of Tech Memorial High School. He was a truck driver and became a paralegal after he was disabled. Larry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War. He was on patrol in the South China Seas on the USS Kearsarge when the Pueblo was seized. At the time of his discharge, he attained the rank of E-5. Larry was a model railroad train enthusiast and loved sharing that with his grandchildren. Larry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara Skonieczka; two daughters, Judi Harriger, and Paula Bish; one sister, Sue Nowaski; two grandsons, Daniel C. Harriger, and Maxwell Bish; mother-in-law, Phoebe Shaffer; brother and sister-in-law, Warren "Scotty" and Linda Shaffer; and one nephew. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the United Christian Spiritualist Church, 4214 Main Street, in Lawrence Park, on Sunday, February 19th at 10:30 am. Memorial contributions may be designated to an animal shelter of one's choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc. – East. Sign the Guestbook at www.GoErie.com/obits
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