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Mary Ann Sickeri, 78, of Caruso Road, Brockway, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at her sister Carolyn's home in DuBois after a short illness.
She was born Dec. 2, 1934 in DuBois, daughter of the late Samuel S. and Anna Radzik Skraba.
On Oct. 21, 1961, she Richard "Dick" Sickeri. He preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1985.
She was a member at St. Tobias Church in Brockway where she was an active participant at daily morning mass. She also was a past Eucharist Minister, and served as the secretary of the St. Tobias Cemetery Board.
She was a 1952 graduate of the DuBois High School. Mary Ann also served on the Board at Toby Terrace and volunteered at the Brockway Ambulance Service in the billing department.
She enjoyed reading, cooking and baking, and spontaneous out-of-town shopping trips which brought her much enjoyment. Important to her were first and foremost God and her Church of St. Tobias. Secondly her family, friends and neighbors. And thirdly her home, particularly enjoying working outdoors on her lawn, gardening, flowers and plants.
She was employed by Brockway Glass Co. and Owens-Illinois most of her working career. She had worked in the purchasing and billing departments and retired from the position of paymaster in 2004 after more than 40 years of dedicated service.
She is survived by two brothers, Steve (Lillian) Skraba of Sykesville and Henry (Darlene) Skraba of DuBois; one half brother, John (Josephine) Skraba, of also of DuBois; five sisters, Irene (Joseph) Zinzella of Erie, Frances Shaw, Mildred Rutkowski, Josephine Smith and Carolyn (Timothy) Robertson, all of DuBois. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, godsons and goddaughters.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alex Skraba; a half brother, Raymond Skraba; and a niece, Jean Shaw Harrison.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Sickeri will be celebrated on Nov. 29, 2013, the one month anniversary of her death. The service will be held at St. Tobias Church in Brockway at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Charles Kaza and Fr. Daniel Kresinski, pastor at St. Michaels in DuBois as con-celebrant.
There will be no public visitation.
Place of burial will be in St. Tobis Cemetery, also in Brockway.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to D.R.M.C. - Hospice or to the St. Tobias Cemetery Association.
Online condolences may be made at www.csfhinc.com.
Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home, Inc., 1033 4th Avenue Brockway, Pa. 15824 is entrusted with funeral arrangements.