Published in The Express Times on December 9, 2012
Joseph J. Skripko,
70, of Hampton, NJ passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Hunterdon
Medical Center in Raritan Twp., NJ.
Born: Mr. Skripko was born August 16, 1942 in Plainfield, NJ and was the
son of the late Joseph G. and the late Helen Pruchnik Skripko.
Personal: Mr. Skripko worked for Johanna Foods in Flemington for over
31 years before retiring. He was an avid baseball player and was drafted
by the Milwaukee Braves in 1960 where he played for two years. Most important,
he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren
at their sporting events.
Memberships: He was a Charter Member of the North Hunterdon Hall of Fame.
He was also a member of St. Ann's Church in Hampton.
Survivors: He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Barbara Crampton
Skripko; his son, Scott Skripko and his wife, Lisa of Milford, NJ; this
daughters, Beth Colnett and husband, Darryl of Milford, NJ, Nancy Erikson
and her husband, Matt of Virginia, Suzanne Appezzato and her husband,
Kevin of Stewartsville, NJ; his grandchildren, Ashley and Kayla Colnett,
Scott, Brianna and Marissa Skripko, Luke Erikson, Anthony and Sarina Appezzato;
his sister, Mary Lou Pine and her husband, Walter; his brother, Jim Skripko
and wife, Maryann. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased
by his brother, John.
Services: Joseph's Life Celebration includes visitation Monday, December
10th from 10 to 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home, 1761 Route 31, Clinton,
NJ. There will be a Funeral Mass celebrated on Monday December 10th at
12 noon at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 6 Church St. in Hampton, NJ.
Interment will follow at St. Ann Cemetery on the church grounds.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American
Lung Association , 1031 Route 22 West - Suite #203, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.