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Walter A. Dombrowski

Walter A. Dombrowski May 8, 1938 - November 7, 2013 Montville - Walter A. Dombrowski was born May 8, 1938 in New London, the son of Walter A. Dombrowski and Mildred Pinkowitz Dombrowski. Better known as "Walt" to his friends and family, he was a resident of Montville, Connecticut all his life. Walt served in the Air Force from 1955 to 59 in the 42nd Field Maintenance Squadron as a Jet Engine Mechanic and was stationed at Loring Air Force Base for the duration of his term of service. He married Margaret R. Paquin of Montville at St. Johns Church in 1962 and was employed at Electric Boat, working third shift as a sheet metal mechanic from 1964 and retired in 1997. Walt enjoyed a successful career as a stock car driver at the Waterford Speed Bowl, where he drove the L&M sponsored modified race car and was a two time track champion. He was voted one of the top 50 most popular drivers and inspired many to take up the sport. Being a devoted member of the Quaker Hill Rod & Gun club, he enjoyed serving as a chef for countless game dinners. He was also an active member at Snake Meadow Rod & Gun Club, in Moosup holding several titles over his long tenure. Walt had a passion for the great outdoors, often traveling with his sons and friends to Canada on bear hunts. He loved to fish, the ocean or fresh water, and pheasant and deer were not safe when he was on the hunt! As a member of the Montville American Polish Club, he made wonderful friends and had so many good times at picnics and card games. Walt had a tremendous love of baseball, and coached many boys at the Little League and Babe Ruth levels. He was a die hard Yankees, Nascar, and UConn Basketball fan, he had an opinion on them all! Walt was predeceased by his father, mother, sister Judith (Dombrowski) George, his grandson Geoffrey Walter Dombrowski. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Margaret, brother Ronald and wife Nancy of Uncasville and daughter Teresa and partner Elaine Adamcewicz of Denver, Colorado, son Scott and spouse Pamela of Griswold, son Jeffrey and partner Sue Silbey of Montville, Michelle Westkamper and spouse Michael of Oakdale, son Jason and spouse David Charpentier of New York City and 9 Grandchildren. Calling hours will be Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 from 6-8 P.M. at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen 53 Norwich New London Tpke Uncasville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 9:00 A.M. in Our Lady of the Lakes Church Oakdale Ct. Burial will be private. The family would also like to sincerely thank the wonderful staff of L&M Hospital ICU unit, your sensitivity during an emotional time was extremely appreciated. We would like to especially thank Judi for all her knowledge and Lisa for guiding us through Walt's passing. Please visit www.montvillefu neralhome.com to leave an online tribute or condolence.


Published in Norwich Bulletin on Nov. 9, 2013
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