Dr. Edward M. Skovira, M.D. (? - 2009) was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, son of the late Stephen G. and Mary Hiznay Skovira. A member of St Michael's Church, Jessup, Skovira was educated in St. Patrick's High School and received a bachelor's degree of science in biology (cum laude) from the University of Scranton in 1953.
Dr. Skovira earned his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School in 1957. He completed residency in pathology and was certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology. For 37 years, he was the department head of pathology at Community Medical Center (CMC). He was a member of the medical board and was inducted into CMC's Hall of Fame.
Dr. Skovira also served as president of Pathology Associates of NEPA and Clinical Laboratories. He was a member of the medical staffs at Moses Taylor, Mercy, Marian Community and Mid-Valley hospitals. He was a fellow of the American College of Pathology and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
Dr. Skovira was a member of the University of Scranton's Alumni Association and the Purple Club, served on the University's Board of Trustees, and received the University's Frank J. O'Hara Award in 1998. He also served as a captain in the Army Medical Corps and was a member of the Country Club of Scranton.