Gaspare "Skip" SciaccaApril 7, 1944 ~ August 24, 2017 (age 73)
Gasper S. Sciacca Jr. “Skip”, passed away on August 24th 2017.
He had been a resident of NHC in Fort Oglethorpe Georgia for the past three plus years. He would smile when asked how he liked living in Georgia and vowed to never leave.
The staff at NHC treated Skip with the utmost respect, humor, and kindness. Thank you Christiane, Lacey, Rachel, Brittany, Jonah, Tiffany, Jana (Cricket), and all who saw him on a daily basis.
He was frequently asked to call out the number forty four when playing bingo, as his Boston accent was considered unique.
He was a member of St Gerard Majella and was particularly close to Father Bill and his good friend Rusty. Although a devout Catholic, you could find him attending the Ministering of many wonderful diverse services. Thank you Chaplin Ray Mabe and thanks to all that minister to the sick, shut- ins, and nursing homes.
Skip was born and lived in Massachusetts with his family for most of his life. His interests ranged from writing Poetry, Bee Keeping, Bird Watching, playing the Trombone, reading books on Philosophy and memorizing every Pope, President, and Vice President. He would have been your choice of who to call during a game show for the answer to questions on little known facts.
He was the son of the late Gaspare and Barbara Sciacca. He was a brother and a brother in law. He was an uncle and a great uncle as well as a cousin to many.
He was unique, quirky, intelligent, humorous, curious, and lived with dignity while coping with the daily unpleasantness of Epilepsy and Parkinson’s. Although these were two formidable challenges, his love of life and adventure was never diminished.
A memorial service will be held 2 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Father Bill Williams and Chaplin Ray Mabe officiating.
In lieu of flowers please donate to your local Epilepsy or Parkinson’s foundation.
Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast TN. 1 Siskin Plaza, Chattanooga TN. 37403 or www.epilepsy.com
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at www.pdf.org or 800-457-6676.
The family will receive friends 1-2 PM Saturday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast TN
1 Siskin Plaza, Chattanooga TN 37403
Parkinson’s disease Foundation