OBITUARY

Josephine Skrivanek

October 27, 1926January 20, 2019
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Josephine “Jodie” Kathryn Borski Skrivanek, 92, of Bryan, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019, peacefully at her home.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 507 E. 26th Street, Bryan, with Pastor Emeritus Rev. Msgr. John A. McCaffrey officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Jodie was born October 27, 1926, in Roans Prairie to Victor Harold and Cecilia Seigle Borski. She graduated from Anderson High School and then Sam Houston State Teachers College with a business administration degree and a teaching certificate in August 1947. She married Julius (Juke, J.A.) Arnold Skrivanek May 22, 1948.

Jodie spent many busy years active in a local garden club, St. Joseph Catholic Church Women's Guild (four-time president) and Eucharistic Ministry, several bridge groups, and The Woman's Club. She worked for a while at Texas A&M and then supported her husband in establishing their Skrivanek Home Building, Inc. business.

She enjoyed sewing, gardening, golfing, water aerobics, entertaining friends and family, and tending to her family, which has left them with many wonderful memories to cherish.

Jodie is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, J.A. Skrivanek; parents Victor and Cecilia and step-mother Beatrice Borski; brothers Walter (Margaret, Ardelle) and Tom Borski; sisters Hattie (Charlie) Smith, Ann (Bob) Jenkins, and Bernice Clark; and son-in-law Bob Meyer.

Jodie is survived by her children, Judy Harber, Debbie Meyer, Susan (Jimmy) Ingram, and Jay (Jennifer) Skrivanek, all of Bryan-College Station; grandchildren, Kelley Meyer, Kathy (Steve) Hawkins, Amy (Andrew) Persyn, Joe Harber, Lauren (Chris) Chapman, Stacey Ingram, Justin Skrivanek, and Jordan Skrivanek; great-grandchildren, Stella and Hayes Sutphin, Elizabeth and Caroline Chapman, and Ethan Hawkins; sister, Wilma (Carnell) Carrell of Anderson; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Borski of Bryan; and many other dear relatives.

Pallbearers and ushers will be Jay Skrivanek, Jimmy Ingram, Joe Harber, Justin Skrivanek, Steve Hawkins, Andrew Persyn, Chris Chapman, Charles Ray Smith, Luke Rizzo, David Borski, Randy Schultz, Bubba Agnello, John David Skrivanek, Joey Skrivanek, Carnell Carrell, Chris Carrell, and Bill Foster.

The family would like to thank all the many kind and caring staff at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph Manor, Crestview, Comfort Keepers, and Hospice Brazos Valley for their loving care during Jodie's last few years.

Donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or any charity of your choice.

Please visit Jodie's tribute page at MemorialFuneralChapelBryan.com to share stories and memories.

  • FAMILY

  • Jay & Jennifer Skrivanek, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Judy Harber, Daughter
  • Debbie Meyer, Daughter
  • Susan & Jimmy Ingram, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Kelley Meyer, Grandchild
  • Kathy & Steve Hawkins, Grandchild & Spouse
  • Amy & Andrew Persyn, Grandchild & Spouse
  • Joe Harber, Grandchild
  • Lauren & Chris Chapman, Grandchild & Spouse
  • Stacey Ingram, Grandchild
  • Justin Skrivanek, Grandchild
  • Jordan Skrivanek, Grandchild
  • Stella Sutphin, Great-Grandchild
  • Hayes Sutphin, Great-Grandchild
  • Elizabeth Chapman, Great-Grandchild
  • Caroline Chapman, Great-Grandchild
  • Ethan Hawkins, Great-Grandchild
  • Wilma & Carnell Carrell, Sister & Brother-in-law
  • Dorothy Borski, Sister-in-law
  • Victor Herald Borski, Father
  • Cecilia Seigle, Mother
  • J.A. Skrivanek, Husband
  • Beatrice Borski, Step-Mother
  • Walter & Margaret Ardelle Borski, Brother & Sister-in-law
  • Tom Borski, Brother
  • Hattie & Charlie Smith, Sister & Brother-in-law
  • Ann & Bob Jenkins, Sister & Brother-in-law
  • Bernice Clark, Sister
  • Bob Meyer, Son-in-law
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bubba Agnello
  • David Borski
  • Chris Chapman
  • Steve Hawkins
  • Jimmy Ingram
  • Andrew Persyn
  • Randy Schultz
  • Jay Skrivanek
  • Joey Skrivanek
  • Justin Skrivanek
  • Charles Ray Smith

Services

  • VISITATION Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • ROSARY Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, January 24, 2019
REMEMBERING

Josephine Skrivanek

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Kathy Hawkins

January 22, 2019

With 36 years of memories and values taught, it really is hard to narrow this message down.. and I think Granny would be okay with that because we all know she was never short on words or advise! Granny really taught me the value of family, from vacations and holidays spent together to everyday activities and celebrations. Growing up, I never had to question if I'd see Granny's (and Grandpa's) proud, smiling face in the crowd at band concerts, piano recitals, softball games, awards ceremonies, graduations, etc. Holidays were all about traditions, including stew and Hallmark collection ornaments at Christmas and a big Easter egg hunt in the backyard, where at least a few eggs were sure to be hidden so well they were never found. Yearly Galveston vacations and the time spent with dear family playing on the beach or enjoying her lasagna and "Corpus Christi green beans" will always hold a special place in my heart. My hope is to continue to instill these values and traditions into my own family!

Debbie Meyer

January 22, 2019

Mom has been called the Neighborhood Granny by more than one of her neighbors and friends. Mom and Dad’s house was a joyful and robust place to grow up, and I am thankful and blessed to be part of this family.

Danica Zawieja

January 22, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Skrivanek family. Jodie was a wonderfully loving and generous person and our most cherished neighbor. We love getting Jodie’s divinity at Christmas and always wanted to be the ones to bring over the poppy seed tea ring and kolache. She would always have a special Halloween treat bag for the neighborhood kids. We played soccer through our shared gate and basketball in their driveway. From the time my little brother could walk, he would take a dog treat from our house next door and sneak over to Juke and Jodie’s to give Dixie a treat. I remember Jodie’s beautiful flowers overflowing in pots and her spectacular gardens around her patio. She was always outside watering and pruning. We had some of the best conversations over that fence and she was always watching out for us. My parents moved to Belton about ten years ago, but I am so glad the last two times these past few years I when came back to Bryan from Wisconsin that I was able to stop in for a quick chat that always turned in to an hour or so. She loved her family and just gushed about all of her children and grandchildren’s accomplishments. The Zawieja’s could not have asked for better neighbors and friends in Juke and Jodie and our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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Juke & Jodie's wedding day, May 22, 1948

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Thanksgiving 2016

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Christmas 1992

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50th Anniversary - May 1998

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Easter 1999

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Christmas Eve (2010)

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Juke's anniversary toast

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Juke & Jodie's wedding day, May 22, 1948

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Thanksgiving 2016

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Christmas 1992

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50th Anniversary - May 1998

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Easter 1999

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Christmas Eve (2010)

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Juke's anniversary toast

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Thanksgiving 2018

Biography

Josephine “Jodie” Kathryn Borski Skrivanek, 92, of Bryan, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019, peacefully at her home.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 507 E. 26th Street, Bryan, with Pastor Emeritus Rev. Msgr. John A. McCaffrey officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Jodie was born October 27, 1926, in Roans Prairie to Victor Harold and Cecilia Seigle Borski. She graduated from Anderson High School and then Sam Houston State Teachers College with a business administration degree and a teaching certificate in August 1947. She married Julius (Juke, J.A.) Arnold Skrivanek May 22, 1948.

Jodie spent many busy years active in a local garden club, St. Joseph Catholic Church Women's Guild (four-time president) and Eucharistic Ministry, several bridge groups, and The Woman's Club. She worked for a while at Texas A&M and then supported her husband in establishing their Skrivanek Home Building, Inc. business.

She enjoyed sewing, gardening, golfing, water aerobics, entertaining friends and family, and tending to her family, which has left them with many wonderful memories to cherish.

Jodie is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, J.A. Skrivanek; parents Victor and Cecilia and step-mother Beatrice Borski; brothers Walter (Margaret, Ardelle) and Tom Borski; sisters Hattie (Charlie) Smith, Ann (Bob) Jenkins, and Bernice Clark; and son-in-law Bob Meyer.

Jodie is survived by her children, Judy Harber, Debbie Meyer, Susan (Jimmy) Ingram, and Jay (Jennifer) Skrivanek, all of Bryan-College Station; grandchildren, Kelley Meyer, Kathy (Steve) Hawkins, Amy (Andrew) Persyn, Joe Harber, Lauren (Chris) Chapman, Stacey Ingram, Justin Skrivanek, and Jordan Skrivanek; great-grandchildren, Stella and Hayes Sutphin, Elizabeth and Caroline Chapman, and Ethan Hawkins; sister, Wilma (Carnell) Carrell of Anderson; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Borski of Bryan; and many other dear relatives.

Pallbearers and ushers will be Jay Skrivanek, Jimmy Ingram, Joe Harber, Justin Skrivanek, Steve Hawkins, Andrew Persyn, Chris Chapman, Charles Ray Smith, Luke Rizzo, David Borski, Randy Schultz, Bubba Agnello, John David Skrivanek, Joey Skrivanek, Carnell Carrell, Chris Carrell, and Bill Foster.

The family would like to thank all the many kind and caring staff at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph Manor, Crestview, Comfort Keepers, and Hospice Brazos Valley for their loving care during Jodie's last few years.

Donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or any charity of your choice.

Please visit Jodie's tribute page at MemorialFuneralChapelBryan.com to share stories and memories.