HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Mary A. (Skiljo) Baron, 96 of Hermitage passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Mary was born on February 17, 1927, in Farrell, the youngest of four children to the late Frank and Anna (Vukovic) Skiljo.

She was blessed to have two sisters, Eva (Skiljo) Matune and Mildred (Skiljo) Novak and one brother, Matthew Skiljo; all of whom preceded her in death.

On May 4, 1957, she married Joseph P. Baron at St. Anthony’s Church in Farrell, Pennsylvania; they were blessed with 62 years of marriage until his passing on April 6, 2020.

Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She took great pride in caring for her home and family. 

A devout Catholic, she prayed the Rosary daily. Mary was a member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild and volunteered in the library and cafeteria of the parochial grade school.

Mary also enjoyed cooking and baking. She hosted many Sunday family dinners and holiday gatherings.

Mary will be remembered for her unwavering faith, kindness, generosity, compassion and warm heart but most of all, for always putting others’ needs before her own. 

Surviving are her two daughters, Paula Rummell of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Marian LeJeune and her husband, Tom, of Volant; two sons, Gary Baron of Sarasota, Florida and Brian Baron and his wife, Christy, of Murrysville, Pennsylvania; nine grandchildren, Gregory Horne, Peter Horne and his wife, Erica, Megan Wimmer and her husband, Drew, Michael LeJeune and his wife, Kat, Tyler Baron, Cameron Baron, Sarah Baron, Nathan Baron and Nicholas Baron and four great-grandchildren, Kennedy Horne, Peter Michael Horne, Paxton Wimmer and Eva Wimmer. Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

We have been blessed to have such a loving mother, GRAN and friend in our lives. She will be dearly missed.

The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the Mercer County Area Agency on Aging, Inc., 133 N. Pitt Street, Mercer, PA 16137.

There will be no calling hours.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2023 in the Church of Notre Dame, 2325 Highland Road, Hermitage, with Rev. Glenn Whitman, as celebrant. 

Interment will be in St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage. 

Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.

A television tribute will air Thursday, August 24 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.