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Catherine M. Skorke Print E-mail
Visitation September 10, 5PM to 8PM   

Catherine SkorkeCatherine M. Skorke, 91 years old, of Elyria, died on September 8, 2008 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain following a long illness.

Ms. Skorke was born in Elyria on August 26, 1917 and lived in Elyria all of her life.  She was a head cashier for 45 years at the former Fisher Foods.  She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church for 40 years and the church’s Altar and Rosary Society. She also was a member of the Bereavement and Hospitality Committee and worked at the yearly St. Jude Festival running the Cake Wheel for many years.  In earlier years she spent many hours donating her time as a Red Cross Nursing Volunteer.  She was an avid golfer and traveler.  She enjoyed playing cards and belonged to a sewing club.

She is survived by one sister, Agnes Paukst of Elyria; multiple nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews, and seven great great nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Anthony and Edward Skorke; two sisters, Anna and Ellen Skorke; and her parents, Adam and Magdalena (nee Szymczak) Skorke; and her adoptive parents, Charles and Margaret Kuchenriter.

Friends will be received at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035 on Wednesday from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.  Closing prayers will be at the funeral home on Thursday, September 11 at 10:30 A.M.  A funeral mass will follow at 11:00 A.M. at St. Jude Catholic Church, 590 Poplar Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035 with the Reverend Father Frank P. Kosem, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Center of St. Joseph, 3700 Kolbe Road, Lorain, Ohio 44053.

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