February 15, 2021Edward
Re: Obituary of Edward P. Sklarz
Beloved Husband, Loving Father, Devoted Grandfather
& Great Grandfather, Big Brother, Faithful Friend
Edward Paul Sklarz, a lifelong resident of Ipswich, died peacefully at the
Kaplan Family Hospice House in
on Saturday, February 13, 2021. He was the husband of the late Janet
with whom he shared sixty-four years of marriage.
Born in Ipswich, on January 15, 1935, Edward was the son of the late
Alexander and Pauline (Sucharski) Sklarz.
Raised in Ipswich, Edward was a graduate
of Ipswich High School, Class of 1953.
During High School he received 4-year
varsity letters for baseball, basketball, and football, was a 4-year honor
roll student and class president.
In high school, he also played for
Marblehead semi-pro baseball team. At the end of High school, he was
drafted by the New York Yankees minor league and declined to instead
accepted a four year athletic and academic scholarship at Tuffs University
School of Engineering where he continued to play baseball. Upon graduation
he joined the Gillette Company for thirty-one years as a Manager of
retirement he became active in the town, joining the electric subcommittee
and attending many Board of Selectmen meetings. He also enjoyed being part
of his grandchildren’s lives while coaching or watching their sports.
He was honored to be inducted into Ipswich High School Hall of Fame in
2012 for both baseball and basketball.
In 1956 Edward married his high school sweetheart Janet (Erickson)
Sklarz, and together they had eight children.
Edward is survived by his seven children,
Jeffery Sklarz and his wife, Maura, of Barrington, RI, Kathy Lampropoulos
and her husband, Harry, of Ipswich, Timothy Sklarz of Ipswich, Stephanie
Reedy and her husband, Chris, of Ipswich, Diane Barrows, and her husband
Jim of Ipswich, Chris Sklarz of San Francisco CA, and Eric Sklarz, of
His son, Stephen, died in infancy.
He also leaves his grandchildren, Jesse Sklarz of Ipswich, James
Lampropoulos of Ipswich, Alexander Lampropoulos of Salisbury, Rachel
Sklarz of Essex, Mikhala Reedy of Maui, Hawaii, Jacob Reedy of Ipswich,
Emily Sklarz of Seattle,WA and Teddy Sklarz of Barrington, RI, and
great-grandchildren Harper Lampropoulos and Benjamin Sklarz, both of
Ipswich. Edward is also
survived by his two brothers, David Sklarz and his wife Lisa of Newport,
RI, and Joseph Sklarz and his wife Candy of Ipswich, three sisters, Carol
Ann Collum of Ipswich, Alexandra “Sandy” Bayley and her husband Don of
Cary, NC, and Nancy Lavoie of Ipswich. He was the brother of the late
Eleanore Reilly, Barbara Martel and Cynthia Lemieux all of Ipswich.
Edward will be lovingly remembered as a devoted husband, a loving father,
a passionate grandfather, great grandfather and big brother, and caring
uncle to many nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service will be held Thursday
in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home followed by interment in the Cowles
Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich.
A celebration of Edwards’s life including his many relatives and friends
will be held when safe to do so in the future. In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty
Street, Danvers MA 01923.
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