Remembering Detective James Skernivitz, EOW Sept. 3, 2020

skernivitizIt is with great sadness that we lose one of Cleveland’s finest, Detective James Skernivitz. The Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, September 11 at Rocket Mortgage Field House, 1 Center Court, Cleveland 44115 at 10 a.m.

Family is receiving friends at A. Ripepi and Sons Funeral Home (18149 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights) Thursday, September 10 from 2-8 p.m. Please wear masks and maintain social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family in support of Detective Skernivitz’s children’s education would be appreciated.

More details in the obituary here.


The Cleveland Police Foundation Heroes Fund supports the families of Detective James Skernivitz and Patrolman Nicholas Sabo. The Heroes Fund is a special fundraising effort that affords the community a chance to support these police officers’ families in need. The Foundation is a recognized 501 (c) (3) and all contributions are tax-deductible.

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The Cleveland Police Foundation is the official charity for the Cleveland Division of Police and the only organization authorized to solicit charitable contributions on its behalf.

We provide funding for youth and community outreach programs, community policing and engagement initiatives, safety & crime prevention programs, and support the members of the Cleveland Division of Police to help them better perform their duties. Contributions to the CPF are tax deductible under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code.

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