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John L. Sklarsky, 89, Oakland Resident

OAKLAND, N.J. -- John L. Sklarsky, of Oakland, died on Friday, Jan. 20. He was 89.

A Pennsylvania native, Sklarsky enlisted in the Navy when he was 17, during World War II. He earned a bachelor's in business administration when he was 45. He worked for Becton Dickinson & Co. of Franklin Lakes for 35 years in various capacities, and he retired as a packaging engineer.

He was worked for seven years and retired from Meadox Medicals of Oakland as a packaging engineer. He was a member of American Legion Post 369 of Oakland for over 60 years, which he helped build.

"John was a founding member of Christ the Savior Church in Paramus in 1960 and served on the parish council for nine years," information from the funeral home noted.

Sklarsky is survived by his daughter, Susan Harpin, of Flagstaff, Arizona; granddaughter Rachel Ann; and son-in-law Paul Harpin. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Ann.

A funeral mass was held on Saturday morning, Jan. 28, at Christ the Savior Church, in Paramus. Burial was in George Washington Memorial Park, in Paramus. Oakland Memorial Home, in Oakland, assisted with arrangements.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, by clicking here, or by mail to P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950, using this form.

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