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Mary Elaine (Anderson) Skubisz, 82, Anita, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, in Horseheads, N.Y., after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born June 12, 1929, in Delancey, a daughter of Ernest "Shine" and Mary (Lazorcak) Anderson.
Sept. 3, 1949, she married Francis Skubisz, who preceded her in death.
A devoted homemaker, Mrs. Skubisz loved to bake and cook, and she kept her mother's Slovak recipes alive year after year.
She was a life-long member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Punxsutawney.
She was a long-time resident of Anita.
Surviving relatives include a younger sister, Anna Gresock and husband George of Horseheads and many loved nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, William, John and Robert Anderson; and three sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Helen and Rose â€śJaneâ€ť Anderson.
Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
A Divine Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church with Fr. Simeon Sibenik officiating.
Mrs. Skubisz will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband at the Anita Community Cemetery in Anita.