Philip S. Skrzyniarz

CHESHIRE- Philip S. Skrzyniarz, 61, of Cheshire, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. He had been the loving husband of Violet (Merriman) Skrzyniarz for nearly 40 years.

Born June 26, 1952, in New Britain, to the late Stanley and Irene (Krupinski) Skrzyniarz, he had been a longtime Cheshire resident. Philip graduated from Pulaski High School in New Britain and earned his bachelor's degree from CCSU. He worked at Wasley Products, Coleco and retired from Milton Bradley- Hasbro. Recently, he spent his time caring for his grandchildren who were the light of his life. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was a big kid at heart.

In addition to his wife Violet, he is survived by his six children, Tara, Marleen, Holly, Todd and his fiancé, Danielle, Cory and Shawn; three grandchildren, Christian, Hailey, and Nichole; his brother, Randy and his fiancé, Pat; his mother-in-law, Charlotte and her husband, Bill Hammick Jr.; his sister-in-law, Faith; and a large extended family. He was predeceased by his brother, Roger Skrzyniarz.

Philip's family would like to thank the entire staff in the Cardiac ICU at Hartford Hospital for their compassion and excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Philip's memory may be made to the First Congregational Church, c/o Youth Group Activities Fund, 111 Church Drive, Cheshire, CT 06410.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at the First Congregational Church, 111 Church Drive, Cheshire. Calling hours will be held before the service from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. For online condolences and directions, please visit

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Published in The Record-Journal on Feb. 19, 2014