Age 90, of Glenn Mills, PA, passed away on January 4, 2019.

She was a Penn State graduate and a high school English teacher at Clifford J. Scott High School in East Orange, NJ. Jean was a quiet woman with a loud family; her mild manner masked an iron core that enabled Jean and her husband Paul S. Skopowski to raise their 6 children in Claymont, DE. A woman strong in her Catholic faith, she was loved by her friends and family. Jean loved life to its fullest by enjoying family gatherings and by engaging others with a kindness and a smile that made each individual feel important and special.

Jean is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years Paul and her son John Skopowski. She is survived by her 5 children, Paul F. and his wife Theresa, Frank and his wife Mary E., Peter and his wife Heidi, Stephen and his wife Jolanta, and Mary C.; 9 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wed, January 9th at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE, where friends may greet the family beginning at 10:00AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society online ( or via mail (Attn: Development, 875 N. Randolph St., Ste. 225, Arlington, VA 22203)