Lieutenant Colonel George W. Skirka (US Army retired) A resident of Colorado Springs since 1973, passed away at home on Sunday, April 4, 2021.

George was born to Joseph John Skirka and Margaret Singer Skirka in Baltimore, Maryland.

He graduated from Loyola College in Baltimore in June 1958 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the regular Army of the United States.  Soon after, he married the love of his life, Doris Elaine Miller, at Fort Meade, Maryland on October 11, 1958.

He served at various military bases during his 20-year-long army career, including one year in Vietnam from March 1970 to March 1971.

George was a man of faith and generously volunteered in various ministries in his church, including youth ministry, Boy Scouts of America, and adult education.

After retirement he and Doris enjoyed camping and traveling with family and friends.

Most of all George enjoyed his children and grandchildren and most recently a great grandson.

He is survived by his wife Doris; his children: Cheryl Ann Brown, George Skirka Jr. (wife, Julie), and Joseph John Skirka (wife, Stephanie); 6 grandchildren: Kimberly, Krystina, Christopher, Michael, Megan and Mackenzie; and a great grandson, Malcolm David.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, David Michael Skirka.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 12 PM until 2:30 PM at Shrine of Remembrance on East Fountain Blvd.  A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 12 at the United States Air Force Academy Community Center Chapel with military honors and committal service to follow at 1 PM at the Shrine of Remembrance Veterans Honor Court.

Memorials in George’s name may be made to the American Diabetes Association,

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  1. George was a great Brother in law! Good memories! I will miss him.
    My deepest sympathy to you Doris and your wonderful family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love and God Bless.

  2. So sorry for the loss of your Dad. I hope sweet fond memories sustain you through this time.
    God Bless,
    Rachel Leahy

  3. The hurt of the loss never goes away
    Thank God neither do the wonderful memories.
    Cherish them. My heart goes out to you all.

  4. Doris and family,

    I’m sorry to hear of George’s passing. I remember fondly those RCIA days of the 90’s at Holy Trinity where I first came to know George and Doris. George had a gleam in his eyes that first night we met that I can still see to this day. His calmness, kindness, intelligence, and obvious faithfulness was so refreshing to those around him. May The Peace of God Be With You.

    ~Aaron Talbot-Denver, CO

  5. Doris & Family Our memories of George & the Bagel Boys solving the World’s problems then having coffee & Bagels on Saturday mornings. George & Doris you grew my faith during RCIA classes sharing how God was with you along your lives path. He NEVER leaves us. We, sometimes, have to open our hearts over & over and draw closer to Him. Thank You.


  6. Doris and Family,
    I am surprised and saddened to hear of Mr. Skirka’s passing. He was a wonderful and kind man, and will be missed greatly. My sincerest condolences to all of you.

  7. My sincerest condolences to your family. He was one of the kindest people I knew and working for him years ago was a pleasure, and an honor for sure. I learned a great deal from him personally, and professionally.

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