March 8, 1917 ~ April 27, 2007
Skirlick, Olga Kochanowsky, a 52 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2007 in Torrance. Born in Ansonia, CT, Mrs. Skirlick was 90 when she died and was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. She is to be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and appreciating the value of an education. Mrs. Skirlick returned to school and in her 50s received a Bachelor of Arts degree from CSU Dominguez Hills. Olga began her career in the public sector as a stenographer for the State of Connecticut. While living in the South Bay, Olga was employed by the Department of the Navy in Los Angeles also as a stenographer and ended her federal career from which she retired as a procurement officer for the Department of the Air Force, Space Systems Command in El Segundo, CA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony, J. Skirlick, who had a lengthy career in the Navy and Union Carbide in Torrance. During her husband's career in the Navy, Mrs. Skirlick traveled extensively living on Adak in the Aleutian Islands, Vallejo, San Diego, and New York. She made numerous friends with whom she remained in contact until her death.
She is survived by Daughter, Carrie Ann Blackaller of Los Angeles, CA; and Son, Anthony J. Skirlick, Jr. of Valencia, CA. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Thursday May 3, 2007 from 10am until noon, with a service at 11am. The Graveside Service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside on Friday at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Blackaller-Skirlick Family Scholarship Fund, Mount Saint Mary's College, Institutional Advancement, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA 90007.
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