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Prince of Peace Parish
Friday November 5th, 2021
9:00am - 10:00am

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Memorial Service

Prince of Peace Parish
Friday November 5th, 2021

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Kenneth "Ken" Sklarek

Kenneth (Ken) was born December 10, 1936 in Lorain, Ohio to Peter and Caroline Sklarek (nee Majka) and passed away October 31, 2021. Ken was preceded in death by his wife of 64.5 years, Mary E. Sklarek; his parents; daughter, Denise M. Sklarek; and son, Michael K. Sklarek.

Ken attended Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary grade school in Lorain, Ohio and graduated from Lorain High School. He attended Dyke & Spencerian College and Fenn State College, majoring in accounting and drafting.

In 1956, he married Mary E. Muraski of Strongsville, Ohio. They made their home in Lorain, Ohio for many years before moving closer to family in Wadsworth and Akron.
Ken is survived by his son, David (Joanne) Sklarek of Wadsworth; daughter-in-law, Joyce Sklarek Armstrong (Michael deceased) of Akron; sister, Phyllis Perry (Richard Doney); sister, Patricia Kuzak (Ronald); grandsons, Jason (Emily), Todd (Jennifer), Ryan and Kevin; and great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Annabelle, Joseph, William, Levi and Silas.
Ken worked in the banking industry for seven years and then the U.S. Treasury Department for the next 25 years as a Savings and Loan Examiner. He retired from the Government in 1993 and then worked part time at First Federal Savings in Lorain, Ohio for the next 22 years.

Ken loved all sports, especially having season tickets to the Cleveland Browns for thirty plus years. The same tickets are still in the family. He loved watching his grandsons play sports and rooting for the Indians and Cavaliers. He loved to travel, especially a well-planned trip to Europe with the family.

Ken loved to work with wood and was very good at all kinds of woodworking skills, including building and remodeling. He loved his winter home in Florida and had Cleveland Indians Spring Training season tickets. He lived on a golf course in Lorain and eventually took up golfing (summers in Lorain and winters in Florida).

Family and friends may call at Prince of Peace Church, 1263 Shannon Ave., Barberton, Ohio 44203 on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. memorial mass. Inurnment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, Ohio at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, OH 44307, in Kenneth Sklarek’s name. Condolences and memories can be shared with the Sklarek family at mooreffh.com.

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Sincere condolences from the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank to the family and friends of Ken Sklarek. During your time of grief, thank you for suggesting donations to the Foodbank to honor his memory. With sympathy, we offer our gratitude to you for helping in our mission to feed people and fight hunger. On behalf of all who struggle with hunger, thank you for this thoughtful gesture.

Jo Dangel, Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank Nov 12 2021 11:30 AM

Deepest sympathy for the loss of Ken.
Leslie M. Shure. Lorain

Leslie Shure Nov 12 2021 11:12 AM

Sympathy Gift courtesy of ROBERT CARROLL. Group of 1 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Kenneth "Ken" Sklarek.

ROBERT CARROLL Nov 6 2021 12:24 PM

we are sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. he was such a wonderful man and we are so glad we got to know him and your mom. meeting them at St. Ann's several years ago was one of the reasons we joined the parish at that time. going out to eat with him and mom at Smithville Inn was always nice and we just enjoyed visiting with them.
just saw dad recently and he looked and sounded good but boy we are sure glad he is with your mom as well as your sister and bother and other family members. no doubt you and the family will missing him but find comfort in knowing he is in great place with hi loved ones and you all have one ore angel looking out for you.
God less,
Joe and Gloria Reitenbach

Joseph J Reitenbach Nov 3 2021 3:32 PM

Ken was my husband Jerry's cousin, born in the same year. We shared many happy memories with him and Mary in Lorain, Florida and our yearly gathering of our special friends at Lake Buckhorn in Millersburg. He will surely be missed by his family and friends. You are in my prayers.

Dona Majka Nov 3 2021 3:30 PM

Ken was one of the nicest and most graceful people I have ever met. He had a natural ability to lead and bring people together while also being a good listener. Ken was friend to everyone he met and a great mentor to those lucky enough to work with him. The world was a better place because of Ken and he will be sorely missed

Len Farrell Nov 2 2021 3:05 PM