Harold W. Riekofsky

Smethport - Harold W. “Skip” Riekofsky, 72, of Kane, passed away on Tuesday (March 2, 2021) at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

 

He was born January 15, 1949 in St. Marys, PA, the son of Herbert and Anastasia Zuroski Riekofsky.

 

Skip was a 1967 graduate of Johnsonburg High School.  After graduation, He served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970 during Vietnam.

 

Skip worked in the coating department at Penntech Paper Company, then it’s successor, Weyhauser Paper Company of Johnsonburg.  He worked 30+ years for the paper company.  After his retirement, he also worked for U.S. Security for several years.

 

Skip was very active as a member of A.A. and a dedicated sponsor to people for over 30 years.  He was a former member of the Mt. Jewett American Legion.

 

He is survived by:

Three sons:  Kevin (Shanna) Riekofsky of Smethport, Justin (Melissa) Riekofsky of Truman, PA, and Brian (Danielle) Laughner of Spokane, WA

Four daughters:  Jaimie Himes of Ashtabula, OH, Sherri (Chris) Swanson of Mt. Jewett, Terri Walker of Hazel Hurst, and Jessica (Jason) Raught of Kushequa

Sixteen grandchildren

One sister:  Carol (Richard) Asti of Anderson, SC

And several nieces and nephews

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Riekofsky, and a brother, Carl Riekofsky.

 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 10 AM to noon at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport.  Military Honors will be accorded at noon by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport. Current COVID masking and social distancing apply. 

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Fishing Kids Club of Hazel Hurst (found on Facebook) or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.