Obituary of Leonard George Skrosky
Leonard George Skrosky
February 9, 2019
Leonard George Skrosky passed away on Feb 9, 2019 at the age of 87. Born Jan 23, 1932 in Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of the late George & Nellie, nee Stelacone, Skrosky
Len was famous for his stories of growing up during the depression and tours of Swoyersville & Luzerne where he was proud to be the son of a coal miner. He graduated from St Nicholas High School in 1950.
Leonard served in the US Air Force during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956, traveling the world. He was fiercely proud of his military career and loved to tell stories of his escapades with his fellow airmen. He was a member of The American Legion Post 967 of Harvey's Lake and the VFW.
Upon his honorable discharge from USAF, he obtained a position with Miles Shoe Company where he eventually rose to store manager, taking positions in NY, MD and NJ. His opportunity of a lifetime came when he was offered a position with Brown Group in St Louis, where he excelled in the expansion of real estate for their shoe division. It was here that he met, fell in love and married his wife, Barbara, nee Richter, in 1981. In 1987, he furthered his career with a move to Dix Hills, Long Island, NY to join Sbarro-The Italian Eatery where he was responsible for negotiating store locations and rose to the highest levels of the company.
After many years of hard work and travel, he retired at age 72. He dreamed of living in a house on the lake in Harvey's lake from the time he was a boy. And in 2004, that dream came true. He lived out his days cooking, barbecuing, boating, fishing and smoking cigars with family and friends.
Leonard is survived by his wife, daughters, son and brother along with their spouses, children and grandchildren.
Funeral will be held on Friday at 9:30 am from the Betz-Jastremski Funeral Home, Inc. 568 Bennett St. Luzerne, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Holy Family Parish, Luzerne, with Rev. Walter Jenkins officiating. Interment will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Lehman, Family and friends may call on at the funeral home on Thursday for 4-7 pm. To leave a message of condolence for her family please visit www.betzjastremski.com.