Well-known restaurant owner has died

SHAMOKIN DAM — The owner of three popular restaurants has died.  John Skotedis died on Monday at the age of 61 at his home in Shamokin Dam.  Skotedis owned Tedd’s Landing and Tedd’s On the Hill along with Skeeter’s barbeque.  His good friend, Fritz Heinemann of Economics Pennsylvania says John will be greatly missed.


He says the Skotedis family has meant a lot to him over the years.  Heinemann said, “ We’ve always held our Adam Smith Leadership Award Luncheon at Tedd’s On the Hill and as a result of my getting to know the family, when John’s brother Victor passed away, we established an award in his name and that has been in existence now for 10 or 12 years.”


John and his father Tedd were instrumental in the development of the Bucknell and Susquehanna universities’ rowing programs, along with the community rowing club. Shamokin Dam mayor Joe McGranaghan has known John Skotedis for decades and says he was a leader in the community.


McGranaghan said, “The last time I spoke to John about a month ago, we were talking about plans to make the Riverfront area more attractive and more of a tourist attraction.  Even knowing he was sick, he still had the interests of this area at heart and was working to improve them.”


Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.  (Ali Stevens)



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