Joseph J. Skolosh Sr.

Born: 06/19/1941 Passed:

Joseph J. Skolosh Sr. age 78 of Louisville passed away on September 21, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Joe was born June 6, 1941 in Union Port, OH to Stephen and Mary (Kovalski) Skolosh. Joe loved farming, International Harvester tractors and his Grandkids. He enjoyed playing euchre, bocce ball and golf. He was a member of Stark County Corn Club, Dairy Promoters and Farm Bureau. He was also a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Church, VFW Post 7490 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Mary Skolosh; and brothers, Tom and Bill Skolosh.

Joe is survived by his brother, Stephen (Elaine) Skolosh; sisters, Mary Metz, Carole Skolosh, Jeannie (Hank) Lewis, Judy (John) Sivy and Theresa Grove; his children, Joseph (Carrie) Skolosh Jr., Susie (Jim) Berstler, Jennifer (Allen) Hurst and Matt (Billie) Skolosh; grandchildren, Katie (Caleb) Huffman, Tori Skolosh, Grace Skolosh, Stephen Berstler, Elizabeth (Zach) Kinney, Allen Hurst, Jacob Hurst, Wyatt Skolosh and Chase Skolosh; one great grandchild on the way along with many many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 25th from 4-7 pm at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 26th at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Harrisburg with Father Robert M. Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory at any Farmers Bank Branch for “Joe Skolosh Stark County Jr. Fair 4H Improvement Fund”. Condolences can be shared with the family online at

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15 Tributes to Joseph J. Skolosh Sr.

  1. Darrell & Janet Nieschwitz says:

    You’re all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

    • Mike and Farah Nieschwitz says:

      Condolences to the Skolosh family for your loss.

    • Dan and Suzette Matthews says:

      To Susie and Jim and the whole Skolosh family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. You have our deepest sympathy, Dan and Suzette Matthews

      • Trudy Friedrich (Moulin) says:

        I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our two families go back in time to many childhood memories in the farming world. Joe was a wonderful person loved and admired by all who knew him. He was a bright light in this world.

  2. Michael/Darla Cogan says:

    Very Sorry, Our Deepest Sympathy!!

  3. Diana Lucas says:

    Are Sincere Sympathy
    Jen (Allen) And Skolosh Family,
    Sending Prayers 🙏🏼, For Comfort And Strength, during this Most Difficult Time
    Lonnie & Diana Lucas

  4. Carol Metz says:

    You’ll be greatly missed. RIP Uncle Joe ❤️

    • Doug and Barbara Curry says:

      Remembering that quirky smile that, as a child always made me think he was up to something. I loved visiting the farm and Joe always took time to showed me something new. In particular how to get up at 5am to milk a cow in sub zero temperatures. It didn’t hurt me but I decided I certainly didn’t want to be a farmers wife. Doug and I send positive energy and our sincere condolences to the entire Skolosh family. God bless you all.

  5. Jerry Kovalski says:

    Rest in peace our cousin. Our prayers are with you.

    • Kellie mathie says:

      Uncle joe was the nicest guy that I met years ago, I will miss him. My prayers go out to his family, so sorry for your loss🙏🏻

  6. Bill and Barbara Buck & Family says:

    Sending heartfelt sympathy to the whole family. We always considered Joe a dear friend who was a good man, had an ornery sense of humor, always seemed to stay optimistic, liked to dance and have fun, and played a questionable and competitive game of Euchre when we played with him years ago. We know how much his family meant to him. May the Perpetual Light Shine Upon You and may you Rest in Peace, dear friend.

  7. James Lamm says:

    Gods speed Joe ill see you on the other side my friend.

  8. Sheriff and Sandy Swanson says:

    May the Lord comfort you during this sorrowful time. May God Bless Uncle Joe, as we all fondly knew him.

  9. John Gorve says:

    Joe, will be missed, rest in peace old friend !

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