Gordon E. Skorup “Gordo”, of Marlton died May 24, 2013 peacefully at home with his loving family at his side, 88 years young. Predeceased by parents Paul A. and Anna (nee Lahr) Skorup of Milwaukee, WI and brother Robert N. Skorup. Beloved husband of Margaret “Peggy” (nee Crawford) married for 59 years. Loving dad to Eileen (Mark) O’Rourke of Gibbsboro, Michael (Elizabeth) Skorup of Hockessin, DE, Kathy (Mike) Myers of King of Prussia, PA, Brian (Stefanie) Skorup of Virginia Beach, VA, Thomas (Victoria) Skorup of Newtown Square, PA. Proud and loving Pop-Pop to Jim, Katie, Chris, Paul, Jeffrey, David, Matthew, Jennifer, Kelly, Brigid, Maggie, Sophie and Ethan; Great- Grandfather toTristan and Taylor.
Gordon received his degrees from Milwaukee School of Engineering and Wharton School of Business (Univ. of Penn). He worked as an electronics design engineer at R.C.A. for 35 years where he was credited with multiple US patents before leaving to start and successfully lead the first silicon chip design firm in South Africa. He generously volunteered his time to the Boy Scouts of America, Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. His passion and enjoyment, besides his family was being an active member of the South Jersey Radio Assoc. (N2YU). Gordon was loved for his passion for life, which included his global travel, dancing, adventurous spirit and his “Mr. Fix-it” ability.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing Thursday 7 to 9 pm and Friday 9:30 to 10:45 AM at St. Simon Stock Parish/Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, White Horse Pike at Franklin Ave, Berlin. Funeral Mass Friday 11 am at the Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cem, Woodstown. Gordon’s family requests in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 157 W. White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08091 or Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive Ste. 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. For information and condolences please visit www.giosafuneralhome.com.\