Michael Skapura, 88, of Humphrey, died Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. Anne Home, Greensburg . He was born January 22, 1931 in Humphrey, a son of the late Stephan Sr. and Anna (Loboda) Skapura. He was a graduate of Hurst High School Class of 1949. Michael was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Prior to retirement he had been employed by PPG Industries, South Greensburg. He was a member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Trauger where he called bingo for 40 years. He was a life member of the Slovak Sportsman’s Club, Hecla and the American Legion Post No. 515, Latrobe. Michael loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, gardening and canning. He enjoyed sharing the vegetables from his garden and his canned goods with family and friends. He also participated in the “morning coffee group” at the Country Café & Video in Pleasant Unity. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy (Duffus) Skapura; sisters, Katherine DiPrimio, Anna Giron, Mary Barton, Susan Henry, and Evelyn Forish; brothers, John, Steve Jr., and Joseph; infant brother, Stephen; son-in-law, the Rev. Fr. William Wojciechowski; and grandson, Duane Kerr. He is survived by his children, Jane S. Kerr (Jeffrey Singer), of Mt. Lebanon, Sue Ellen Snyder and husband Mike, of Latrobe, Michael S. Skapura, of Latrobe, and Nancy S. Stynchula and husband Charles, of Murrysville; 10 grandchildren, Alexander (Meghan) Kerr, Anna (Mark) Barga, Sarah (A.J.) Danny, Nikolai (Chelsea) Wojciechowski, Seminarian Kyprian Wojciechowski, Joseph Wojciechowski, Jessica (Brandon) Pellegrino, Joseph (Daphane) Skapura, Hannah (Cameron) Cress, and Luke Stynchula; 10 great-grandchildren, Natalie and Zachary Kerr, Joseph and Charlotte Pellegrino, Tommy and Troy Barga, Lucia, Janna, Sarafina, and Artoro Danny; one great-grandchild on the way; sister, Helen Bailey, of Columbus, OH; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 PM Tuesday at the Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity. Panachida will begin at 9:30 AM Wednesday in the funeral home followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 AM in St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, Trauger, with The Rev. Paul-Alexander Shutt, OSB as celebrant. Full Military Honors will immediately follow and be accorded by the VFW Post No. 33, Greensburg Honor Guard. Parastas will begin at 6:30 PM Tuesday in the funeral home. The Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department will be conducting a service at 7 PM Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 829, Latrobe, PA 15650. The family would like to express their sincere thanks for the wonderful care given by the caregivers at St. Anne Home. www.bachafh.com
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