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William H. Grabarek

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William H. Grabarek Obituary


William "Bill" Grabarek, 90, passed away at his home in Marlborough. He was the eldest son of John and Sally Grabarek of Hartford. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by his brother Robert Grabarek and his long time special friend, Nancy Tallman. He attended an Aircraft Mechanic trade school in Hartford, CT and received his F.F.A. Power Plant License. He then joined the Army Air Corps as a Fuel Induction Repairman. He was part of the 890TH Air Engineer Squadron and 472nd Air Service Group and earned the rank of Sergeant. After receiving an Honorable discharge, Bill worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for over 30 years in both the Engine Overhaul and Experimental departments. Bill was an avid hunter, fisherman and life member of the Eats Glastonbury Fish and Game Club. He enjoyed the companionship of his Springer Spaniels, both in the woods and at home. An amateur photographer, Bill was thrilled with the technology that allowed him to print his own photos at home. He remained active and independent until his passing, enjoying bee keeping and making many annual drives south to pick up new bees. He generously shared his wonderful local honey with family and friends. Bill was a good conversationalist and was very knowledgeable about many subjects. He never acted his age and was youthful in manner, speech and writing. Bill had a generous heart. He will be missed by his family and friends who enjoyed his active mind and shared his passions. Bill leaves one first cousin, Joan Mayshar of Tucson, AZ, many second cousins and a wealth of friends. Friends may call Saturday May 3, 2014 from 10-11:30am at the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Naubuc Ave. Glastonbury, CT. A Memorial service will be held at 11:30am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Marlborough Cemetery, RT 66 Marlborough, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the East Glastonbury Fish and Game Club Conservation, Reforestation or Trap & Skeet, PO Box 84, Glastonbury, CT 06033. To extend online condolences, share a memory or light a memorial candle, please visit Farleysullivan.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant from Apr. 26 to Apr. 29, 2014
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