Thomas “Ski” Skrzysowski, 78, of Dupont passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the Regional Hospital, Scranton. He was born in Dupont on September 8, 1943 and was the son of the late Thomas and Ann (Kopech) Skrzysowski.
Thomas was a devoted and lifelong member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. He attended Dupont schools and then served for many years with the United States National Guard. He retired from Superior Oil Company with 35 years of employment. Thomas was a member of the Dupont Polish Club, where he served as director for many years.
Caring for his home, wife, grandchildren, and community was the hallmark of Ski's life. He was a skilled handyman who could do most everything. He will always be remembered for the devoted way he cared for his wife and his grandchildren. His commitment to veterans near and far was noble and respected. As Vice Commander of the AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston for the last 12-years and Honor Guard Captain for the last five years, Ski led and participated in countless ceremonies that marked and celebrated the lives of those who served our country. His devotion to remembering those who served came from a place of great humility and will not be soon forgotten.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Arlene (Orzech) Skrzysowski; his daughter Karen and her husband Henry Augenstein, of Duryea; and grandsons,
Henry Thomas, and Bradley Augenstein. Also surviving are his sister Joan Vogue, of Dupont and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 10:00am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Duryea with Fr. Thomas Petro officiating. Friends may call on Thursday evening January 13, 2022, from 5pm-8pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Interment will be held at the Parish cemetery. The AMVETS Honor Guard will provide military honors. Family and friends are asked to go directly to Sacred Heart Church for the mass. There will be no procession from the funeral home.
Family and friends that are attending the visitation or the mass are strongly encouraged to abide by the CDC guidelines to take precautions and wear a facial mask when entering the church or funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the AMVETS Honor Guard of Greater Pittston, 125 Main St., Dupont, PA 18641.