Sigmund A. Czarnecki Jr.
November 18, 1926 – June 15, 2018
Sigmund A. Czarnecki, Jr., 91, of Brooklyn, CT, husband of Helen Frances (Connery) Czarnecki, who passed away in 2015, died June 15, 2018 at Pierce Memorial Baptist Home in Brooklyn, CT. He married Fran in 1948. Mr. Czarnecki was born November 18, 1926 in Milwaukee, WI son of Sigmund and Florence (Zakrzewski) Czarnecki. He was a resident of Glastonbury for 10 years and Woodstock, CT for over 35 years, previously living in Metuchen, NJ, Holden, MA, Atkinson, NH and most recently at Creamery Brook Village in Brooklyn, CT. Mr. Czarnecki graduated from the University of Connecticut and held a Master’s Degree in Economic Analysis from Columbia University. He served in World War II as a Lt. in the Army serving in Italy. In the 1960’s Mr. Czarnecki was known and still is, as a pioneer and leader in developing new products for Expandable Polystyrene. He was the Founder and President of Preferred Plastics Corporation in Putnam, CT from 1960-1976, Founder and President of Woodstock Associates and Founder and Principle of Heritage Travel, Putnam, CT from 1975 to 1985. Sig was a member of the Putnam Savings Bank, Board of Trustees from 1986 to 1992 and a former member of the Roseland Park Board of Trustees in Woodstock, CT. Early in his career Mr. Czarnecki taught Economics at Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ. Because of his interest in education Sig served on the Woodstock Board of Education and also on the Woodstock Academy Board of Trustees. Mr. Czarnecki is a former member of the Worcester, MA and Putnam Rotary Clubs, the Woodstock Lions Club, The Society of Plastic Engineers, and The Speakers Bureau of the American Management Association. Sig and his wife were avid worldwide travelers and every year would travel to a different part of the world, with a particular interest in Mexico and South America. Later on he and Fran would take the grandchildren on summer camping trips. He is survived by his daughters, Susan Lee and her husband Jim, of Woodstock, CT and Sally Juozokas and her husband Ron of Kittery, ME; his grandchildren, Heather Lee and her spouse Jamie Cowie of Cromwell, CT, Brendon Lee and his partner Jessica Robbins of Woodstock, CT, Michael Juozokas of Manchester, NH, and Lauren Juozokas, of London, UK. There are no calling hours. A Memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 12:00PM at Glastonbury Funeral Home, 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury, CT with burial following in St. James Cemetery, Glastonbury. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association by visiting their website www.diabetes.org. For directions or online messages please visit www.glastonburyfuneral.com
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 23, 2018
Sigmund A. Czarnecki Jr.
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June 21, 2018
Through these words I want to say goodbye to an exceptional, talented, generous and caring true gentleman, “Mr. Czarnecki”, as I used to call him.
I want to thank him for allowing me to be part of the family during my stay in the United States. It was a privilege to know him.
Definitely, life steals the loved ones but nothing can take away the precious memories about the time spent with them.
My sincere condolences to the family.