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, www.diabetes.org.