Sister Genevieve (Jenni) Skerk, H.M., formerly Sister M. Davidica, died Thurs., March 16, 2017 at Villa Maria Community Center.
Sister Jenni Skerk ministered for 57 years as a dedicated teacher, pastoral minister, director of religious education and chaplain in the Cleveland and Youngstown dioceses.
While in the Cleveland diocese she served at St. Sebastian, Akron; St. Cecilia, and Mt. Pleasant Catholic Elementary Center, Cleveland; St. Eugene Parish, Cuyahoga Falls; and St. Mary, Painesville.
Her ministry in the Youngstown diocese included St. Joseph Parish, Ashtabula; Mercy Medical Center, Canton; St. Mary, Conneaut; St. Patrick, Hubbard; St. Louis Parish, Louisville; St. Joseph Parish, Mantua; St. Joseph Parish, Suffield; St. Elizabeth Health Center and Mercy Health/St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Youngstown.
She is survived by her sisters in the Humility of Mary Congregation; her brother, John Skerkavich of Youngstown; and nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose (Baleskie) Skerkavich; her sisters, Rosella Clement, Eva Bendokas, Lucille Schrieber, and Florence Cheatham; and her brothers, Richard and Ralph Skerkavich.