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Paul Edward "Skiff Scifres

January 8, 1939 ~ May 11, 2022 (age 83)

Obituary

Paul Edward Scifres, (known as “Skiff” to many) age 83 of Salem, Indiana passed away Wednesday morning, May 11, 2022 in his residence.
Born January 8, 1939 and raised in Little York, Indiana, he was the son of the late Joseph M. Scifres and Mae Irene (Nichols) Scifres.

A life resident of Washington County, he graduated from Salem High School Class of 1957 then received his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University where he studied mathematics and education and went on to receive his Master’s in Administration degree from Indiana University, and later his Ed.S.
On April 20, 1962 he married Virginia "Jinny" L. (Tiedt) Scifres, who passed away October 5, 2000.

Paul was a retired teacher at Salem High School, where he also served as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director for many years.  He taught math classes at I.U. Southeast and tutored students in math during retirement.  He was an avid fan of several sports, including all Olympic sports, track and field, cross country, tennis, L. A. Dodgers baseball, and anything starting with the word "Purdue" or "Salem."  He volunteered as much, and most notably was a member of the Salem Presbyterian Church, the Washington County Food Bank, Salem Exchange Club, Master Gardeners, and Habitat for Humanity.  He took up running later in life and until recent years, could be seen jogging around town as he trained for his next race.  Although he had been retired for 30 years, he kept a hectic pace with all of his volunteer activities up until his last day.

He is survived by: Daughter, Stephanie Scifres of Salem, Indiana; Son, Tom (Kim) Scifres of Salem, Indiana; Grandson, Joseph Anthony (Saydi) Scifres of Salem, Indiana; Granddaughter, Brittney (Ismael) Scifres of Campbell, CA; Great grandchildren: Skyler, Huxley, Dahlia and Etta.  Also surviving are: Brother: Eugene Scifres of Villages, FL; Sister-in-Law: Sylvia (Gary) Graves of Salem; and Sister-in-Law Sandy (Tom) Tiedt of Salem, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. 


Visitation: 2 to 6 pm Sunday at Dawalt Funeral Home and 9 to 11 am Monday at Salem Presbyterian Church.
Funeral Service: 11:00 am Monday at Salem Presbyterian Church with Pastor Richard Clark & Rev. Beth Walden-Fisher officiating.      
Interment will follow the funeral at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem.  

The Family Requests Donations to:
Paul Scifres Touch Tomorrow Fund
Washington County Community Foundation  
1707 North Shelby Street, Suite 100 

Salem, Indiana 47167

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
May 15, 2022

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dawalt Funeral Home
204 East Market Street
Salem, IN 47167

Visitation
Monday
May 16, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Salem Presbyterian Church
110 N High St
Salem, Indiana 47167

Funeral Service
Monday
May 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Salem Presbyterian Church
110 N High St
Salem, Indiana 47167

Donations

Washington County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 50 Salem, Indiana 47167,
Web: www.wccf.biz/

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