Skibinski, Henry J.
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Henry J. Skibinski, age 87, died peacefully at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Trumbull, CT. He was born on July 6, 1926 to the late Joseph and Helen Piorkowski Skibinski. The family moved to Stamford in 1929. Henry graduated from the Holy Name of Jesus School and Wright Technical School and also attended Bridgeport Engineering School. He was a Design and Drafting Supervisor and retired from Valley Lab a Pfizer Medical Co after many years of service. He was a US Army WWII veteran and a member of the VFW Post #9617. Henry was an accomplished accordion player and had his own band from 1950 to 1975, playing for weddings, dances and parties. He also donated his services at many affairs for the Holy Name of Jesus Church and local nursing homes. He was an active member of the Holy Name of Jesus Church where he was a choir member, president of the parish council, a trustee, was chairman of the committees which organized the celebrations to commemorate the parish's 75th anniversary , co-chairman of the 100th anniversary and co-chairman of the elevator committee. He was an active member of the Holy Name Athletic Club, serving on the board for many years. He was former president and was elected Man of the Year in 1985. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, council #41, Polish Cultural Society, and the Polish National Alliance. He married Winifred Sobieski on November 4, 1950 at Sacred Heart Church in the Byram section of Greenwich. He is survived by his beloved wife; three children, Stephen (and Lyn) Skibinski of Bridgewater, MA, Kathryn (and Sam) Wuhrer of Milford, CT, and Susan (and Richard) Hudson of Wilton, CT; six grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Skibinski of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Stanley. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in his memory to: Holy Name of Jesus Church, Restoration Fund, 4 Pulaski Street, Stamford CT, 06902. A wake was held on Wednesday, February 12th at Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT. DUE TO THE WEATHER THE FUNERAL MASS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM TODAY AT 11 A.M. TO SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH at 11 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 369 Washington Blvd, in Stamford, CT. Interment will follow at St. John Roman Catholic Cemetery, in Darien, CT. The Skibinski family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT. If you would like to leave an expression of sympathy for the family online, you may sign the guestbook at www.bosakfuneralhome.com or visit the funeral home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bosakfuneralhome to share memories of Henry with his family.
Published in StamfordAdvocate from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13, 2014