Niagara Gazette


October 31, 2012

Joseph J. Skiba


Joseph J. Skiba, 62, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, after a brief illness. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, on August 9, 1950, he was the son of the late Chester and Helen (Pierog) Skiba.
Joseph graduated from Trott Vocational High School in 1967. He then attended Niagara County Community College, graduating in 1969 with an Associates Degree. He was employed as a Mechanic for Niagara Falls Coach Lines until opening his own business in 1977. Joseph was a board member of the Niagara County SPCA, enjoyed bowling, and was an avid NHRA and Buffalo Bills fan.
He is survived by his wife, Louise (Pera) Skiba of Niagara Falls, NY; and his aunt, Renetta Skiba of North Tonawanda, NY; also many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Chester (Mary) Skiba.
Friends may call on Friday, November 2nd from 3-7 PM at ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME, INC., 319 24th St., cor. Welch Ave., Niagara Falls, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 AM on Saturday in Divine Mercy Parish, 24th and Niagara Sts. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory may be made to Niagara County SPCA, 2100 Lockport Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304 or a charity of ones choice.
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