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Mary H. Skorija

Mary Skorija

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Mary H. Skorija

The senior management at the leading retail establishments of Central Pennsylvania is meeting this week to discuss the financial impact of the passing of Mary Helen Skorija in the early hours of Saturday, June the 18th,. Mary was a dedicated shopper seeking the most valuable treasures at the best price possible to spend her time, talent, and treasure to express her love to her family, friends, those in need, and her family of faith from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

Mary was born on December 8, 1935, to Joseph and Amelia Pulpan in Conway, Pennsylvania. She attended St. Veronica’s High School and graduated from the Sewickley Hospital School of Nursing. Mary married Charles Skorija on May 28, 1960. While raising a family of four children and serving the best lunches at Bishop McDevitt High School, she worked as an oncology nurse at Holy Spirit Hospital for many years. Throughout her life, she embodied the Christian values of mercy, compassion, and care for the sick. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Harrisburg, PA, served as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion to the sick, and visited the homebound. She was a faithful worshiper at the Perpetual Adoration Chapel of the Sacred Heart for over 25 years. In retirement from her career in nursing, she attended daily Mass.

Mary’s legacy of love continues through her family, Mary (John) Wintermote, Arlington, TX; Francis (Anne) Skorija, Harrisburg, PA; John (Julie) Skorija, Gainesville, VA and William (Gloria) Skorija, Harrisburg, PA; her sister, Rose Lakas: six Grandchildren and four great-Grandchildren.

On Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 11 am, Fr. Robert Yohe, her pastor, will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 225 Salt Rd, Enola, PA 17025. Before the service, visitation will commence at 10 am. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA. After the burial, all in attendance are welcome to join in remembrance of a life well-lived with a “hot-hot-hot cup of coffee” in a paper cup and a plate of pasta at American Legion Post 272 at 505 N. Mountain Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17112.

We hold in our hearts the care givers from Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, so in place of flowers, please make a donation to the Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 732-1000 or click on the link @


The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Skorija family.

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