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Rosemarie T. Skocik

January 1, 1927 — February 12, 2019

Rosemarie Theresa (Loftus) Skocik, 92 of Atlas passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 of natural causes while surrounded by her loving family at the Mount Carmel Senior Living Community.

Born in Ashland on January 1, 1927 she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Rowan) Loftus who were formerly of Centralia. She was one of six children raised by her father after her mother died in 1936.

She and her late husband, Edward H. Skocik raised nine children in Mount Carmel.

Rosemarie was always a dedicated and loving mother and was the homemaker. She enjoyed visits from all four generations of her family even during her later struggles with dementia.

She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish.

Surviving are her eight loving children, David Skocik and his wife Roseann of Dover, Delaware, Margaret Behney and her husband Larry of Harrisburg; Robert Skocik and his wife Nancy of Elysburg; Raymond Skocik of Atlas; Rosemarie Skocik of Atlas who was her faithful, loving and constant caregiver; William Skocik and his wife Marybeth of Dover, Delaware, Sheila Zanella of Mt. Carmel and Dr. Albert Skocik and his wife Katie of Harrisburg; twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-five great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one sister, Alice Bakowicz of Stowe; one daughter-in-law, Judi Skocik; nieces, nephews and their families.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents and her husband, Edward H. Skocik were her a son, Edward T. Skocik; four brothers, Joseph, William, Donald and Infant son Robert Loftus; one sister, Margaret (Loftus) Ryan and one son-in-law, Joseph Zanella.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:30 am in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Mt. Carmel. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Ralpho Township. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Saturday morning from 9:00 am until 10:15 am at the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor. To leave a condolence for the family, please sign the guestbook at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, February 16, 2019

9:00 - 10:15 am (Eastern time)

Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home

40 South Market Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, February 16, 2019

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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All Saints Cemetery Elysburg, Pa.

172 All Saints Road, Elysburg, PA 17824

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