Stephanie Teresa Marek was born on January 20, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Polish immigrants John and Theresa Marek. On November 17, 1946 she married Charles Edward Skalski, a tavern owner.
They had two children, daughter Charlotte and son Robert, and lived in the Burholme section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for over 50 years. During World War II, Stephanie proudly worked at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard preparing parachutes for the soldiers.
Later, Stephanie spent many years working for F. W. Woolworth & Co. in Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania. In the spring of 2004 Stephanie moved to Huntington Beach, California to be near her daughter Charlotte.
Stephanie passed away quickly and peacefully on February 1, 2009 at Orange County Memorial Hospital. Stephanie is buried at Crystal Cathedral Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Peace, Garden Grove, Orange County, California.