Ann Skarka

Former Riverhead resident Ann Skarka died March 20 in North Carolina. She was 94.  

The daughter of George and Joan (Cushing) Patton, she was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Huntington.

Ms. Skarka attended Riverhead High School and was a homemaker.

Predeceased by her husband, William, in 2008 and her son Douglas in 1979, Ms. Skarka is survived by her children, Diane Johnson of North Carolina, Dennis of Hurleyville, N.Y. and Danny of California; sister, Peachie Halsey of Watermill and brother, George Patton of Indiana; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family received visitors March 23 at McLaughlin Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place March 24 at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church in Riverhead. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Knights of Columbus.