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Anthony Skokna of Brookfield, IL

Anthony Francis Skokna, age 64 of Brookfield, preceded in death by his parents Joe and Edythe Skokna, will be forever loved by his son Michael (Katie), Mary, Elizabeth, Evelyn, Jacqueline, Bernadette, Andrea, Lucy and their mother Julie. Cherished grandfather of Addison Grace, dear brother of Michael I, Peggy (James) Pappin, Catherine (Jim), Andrew (Kate), Thomas (Marie), Nicholas (Tracey) and Christopher (Karen), fond uncle of countless nieces and nephews. Anthony was a teacher of many years at St. Joseph High School, Chicago, Providence St. Mel, Chicago and John Marshall High School, coached high school basketball, Babe Ruth Baseball and was a referee for AYSO soccer. He played baseball at Columbia College, Columbia, MO, enjoyed soccer locally and also earned a paralegal degree. He was a Third Order Franciscan and belonged to the St. Barbara Knights of Columbus Council 15943. Anthony also was a co-worker of Mother Teresa, who worked with her Sisters in Haiti while on his honeymoon. Visitation Friday, January 18th, 3:00pm-9:00pm at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside. Funeral Saturday, January 19th, 9:00 am Prayers at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home followed by a 10:00 am Funeral Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, 124 N. Spring Road, LaGrange. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Barbara Knights of Columbus Council 15943, 4008 Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513 or The Sports Shed, 872 S. Milwaukee Ave #112, Libertyville, IL 60048 would be appreciated.

 

 


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Anthony Skokna was one in a million. I was jealous when my two close friends had him in 1st period of Freshmen year at St. Joes. He would greet his students at the door and was firm but living. He was able to get students who didnt want to do homework to hand in assignments. He was expecting his first child and was very excited. Mr. Skokna always talked so highly of his wife and his mew son. His family, faith and job were so important to him. When I finally had him it was a dream come true. I saw him again about 7 years ago and he didnt change. The sweetest person ever. I am so sorry for your loss. We will all miss him. Continue to make your father proud.

Andrea Miller Jan 20 2019 6:50 PM

Dear family in particular Peggy Pappin My sincere condolences to you all and sending love and prayers during this difficult time Fondly Myra Reilly

Myra Reilly Jan 19 2019 4:44 AM

Im so sorry to hear of Tonys passing. He was a wonderful father to wonderful children. My deepest condolences to all of you and to you, Julie. Sincerely, LuEllen Giera

LuEllen Giera Jan 18 2019 10:17 PM

John and I are are so sorry to hear about your death.We will pray for your family.He was always a good friend to us and Johns children. John and Laura Klinge.

Laura Klinge Jan 18 2019 10:33 AM

The best teacher I ever had , his lessons will last me a lifetime. Its an honor to have known you Mr Skokna , fly high .

Shantrell Sutton Jan 18 2019 10:18 AM

Im sorry to hear about his passing he always treated me well and was helpful in getting my band going and let us play at his parties

John Balaskas Jan 18 2019 9:59 AM

My condolences to the skokna family he was an awesome guy and amazing teacher. Marshall high class 2001

Carla Nelson Jan 17 2019 9:37 PM

Hi Julie and crew, So very sorry to hear of Tonys passing. We love you all! Barbara, John & Flock

John and Barbara Fox Jan 17 2019 3:25 PM

Skokna Family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Mr Skokna or Skoks was more than my teacher and coach he was my friend and will be missed.

Joe Wagner Jan 17 2019 2:27 PM

May GOD provide all that you need during this difficult time. Sko will definitely be missed. He was a real stand up guy.

Tonya Butler Jan 17 2019 2:21 PM

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