Arthur W. Skebeck
Taught at colleges
Arthur W. Skebeck, who taught at three colleges after retiring as a teacher in the Baltimore County school system, died Tuesday after a heart attack in the athletic building at Harford Community College.
The 52-year-old Kingsville resident was a part-time teacher at the Harford college for 23 years. At the time of his death, he was teaching a course in business math.
He had also coached the school's men's basketball team for the past four years and had been assistant for many years before that.
For the past year, he had also taught a pre-calculus course at Villa Julie College and algebra at Essex Community College.
He retired a year ago as head of the Cooperative Education Department, the work study program, at Sparrows Point High School.
He had joined the Baltimore County school system in 1964 as a mathematics teacher at Parkville Junior High School. He had taught in cooperative education programs at Perry Hall Junior High School and Kenwood High School.
During his career, he had been cited as one of the 10 outstanding teachers in Baltimore County and as an outstanding cooperative education teacher in Maryland.
A native of Gallitzin, Pa., Mr. Skebeck earned bachelor's and master's degrees at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the basketball team.
He was a member of the Deer Creek Jaycees in Forest Hill and of the board of the Harford Senior Housing Center. He had also been honored as a Junior Chamber International senator and ambassador.
A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at 10 a.m. today at St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, 8030 Bradshaw Road, Bradshaw.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, the former Patricia Lee Gatti; three daughters, Lori Mitchell of Virginia Beach, Va., Lisa Brown of Forest Hill and Julie Skebeck of Kingsville; his mother, Helen Skebeck of Kingsville, and a sister, Mary Rubino of Philadelphia.