Frederic W. Skulina Sr., age 91, of Bellevue, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in the Willows at Bellevue.
He was born May 14, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Bertha (Hejl) Skulina.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving in World War II. He moved to Bellevue in 1947. He worked for Lee’s Auto Parts, Cockshutt Farm Equipment and retired after 25 years as the store manager for Danklefsen Sales.
Fred was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, a life member of Bellevue K of C Council 752 (Past Grand Knight), American Legion Post 46, a 65 year member of Bellevue Lions Club (past president) where he received the Melvin Jones Award, and a member of the Four County Young at Heart Senior Center.
He was very active in the community, serving on the Bellevue Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, Bellevue Library Board of Directors , Immaculate Conception School Board and was a York Township Trustee.
Fred was an avid reader, prolific letter writer and was always up for a game of cards. He enjoyed the past 24 winters in Ft.Myers, Fla. Fred took joy in bringing happiness to others through a smile, a joke, a tight hug or a firm handshake. He was a devoted husband, loving father and proud grandpa and enjoyed spending time with all of his family.
On October 15, 1949, he married his wife Edith (Cramer) Skulina at the Sorrowful Mother Shrine, she survives him in Bellevue.
In addition to his wife he is survived by daughters, Judy (Doug) Picciuto of Tiffin, Ohio, and Mary (Greg Hochradel) Skulina of Milan, Mich.; sons, Fred Jr. (Sue) of Findlay, Ohio, and Michael (Beth) of Rawson, Ohio; grandchildren, Lee Ann (Sean) Picciuto-Fursdon, Dan (Amanda) Picciuto, Jim (Ashleigh) Picciuto, Andrew Hochradel, Timothy Hochradel, Bob (Maria) Skulina, Kate (Nate) Miller, Clayton Skulina and Carson Skulina; great-grandchildren, Bryce Hans and Brianna Picciuto; sister-in-law, Betty (Joseph) Skulina; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret Misischia; and two brothers, William and Joseph Skulina.
Friends will be received 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue, where the Rosary will be recited at 1:30 p.m. and a Lions Club Memorial Service will be 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan 3, at the Immaculate Conception Church, 231 E. Center St., Bellevue. Burial will follow at Bellevue Catholic Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church, 231 E. Center St., Bellevue, OH 44811, or the Four County Young at Heart Senior Center, 690 Flat Rock Road, Bellevue, OH 44811.
Memories and condolences may be shared at foosfuneral.com.