Edward Robert Sklar, 90, of Enola, died Monday, December 28, 2020 at his home.
An Army Veteran of the Korean War, Ed was the retired owner/operator of The Golden Pheasant Inn in Kent, PA where he and his wife of 66 years raised their four children. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Central PA Polka Dancers Assn., and a former member and Lt. Governor for Indiana County Lions Club. He was also a former councilman in Jacksonville, PA.
Eddie’s greatest joys were his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who were all a source of great pride. A gifted storyteller, he was always ready with a smile and a hug, and made all he encountered feel loved. His accordion playing was an attraction to many at the Golden Pheasant on weekend nights and he was always up for a jam session. After retiring to Central Pennsylvania he continued to share his musical talents.
Ed was born May 8, 1930 in Indiana to the late John and Mary (Sedlock) Sklar. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.
He is survived by his cherished wife, Helen Marie (Chemotti) Sklar; two sons, John (Laurie) of York Haven and David (Cindy) of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Michelle (Dan) McGinnis of Harrisburg and Renee Sklar of Chesapeake, VA; four grandchildren, Kelly (Jim) Rogers, Katie (Matt) Cleary, Dani and Sam Sklar and three great-grandchildren, Parker and Jackson Rogers and Claire Cleary.
A memorial mass and celebration of Ed’s life is being planned for early summer 2021.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.