Peter J Skowronek Jr.
August 30, 1937 – July 21, 2020
Peter John Skowronek, Jr.
A Loving husband, father of four and grandfather of nine passed away at the age of 82 on July 21, 2020 after a lengthy illness. Peter was born on August 30, 1937 to Peter and Mary (Pietrycha) Skowronek in New Haven, Connecticut. He attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School and was a graduate of Wilbur Cross High School, Class of 1955. He received a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Brown University and a master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. During his 32-year career employed by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft/ United Technologies, he worked for ten years in East Hartford, Connecticut, then moved to Florida in 1970 and retired in 1992. In 1959, Peter married Anne Hurley, his high school sweetheart. They were married for 61 years. He is survived by his wife Anne of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; his children Mary Ellen (Donald) Sutphin of Raleigh, North Carolina, Peter (Paula) Skowronek of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Anne (David) Nutt of Vernon, Connecticut, and John Skowronek of Lake Park, Florida; his grandchildren Rebecca Sutphin, Moriah Nutt, Paulette Skowronek (Julian) Cairns, Elizabeth Nutt (Harrison) McLain, Patricia Skowronek, Ellen Skowronek, Rachael Nutt, Samuel Skowronek, and Benjamin Nutt. Also survived by his sister Bernice Kijewski and her husband Richard Kijewski of New Haven, Connecticut. He was preceded in death by his brother Stanley Skowronek.
Peter had a lifelong love of singing and was a 40-year member of the Choral Society of the Palm Beaches. He served as president of that organization several times. He had a zest for life and enjoyed living by his motto to “Always do the loving thing”. He believed in uplifting and making better any community he lived in. Over the years he served on the boards of many organizations including the East Hartford Jaycees, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics-Palm Beach County Chapter, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Palm Beach County, the Polish Club of Palm Beach County, and St. Ignatius Loyola Parish Council. When his children were in school, he served several times as president of their PTA’s and of their high school Band Parents Association. When he retired, he became a Master Gardner and volunteered at Mount’s Botanical Garden on their information phone line.
Peter will be dearly missed by his loving family.
Due to the pandemic, services will be held at a later date to celebrate a life well lived.
Memorial donations may be given to NAMI Palm Beach County, https://namipbc.org, 5205 Greenwood Avenue, Suite 110, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407. Online condolences may be made at howard-quattlebaum.com.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Peter J Skowronek Jr.
July 29, 2020
Dear Ann and Family,
With great sadness, Yoli and I heard of Peter's passing. Our deepest condolences.
I will always remember Pete for his ready smile and laughter. His motto " do the Loving thing" rings in my ear. It was great working with him on various Cursillo teams. We will remember Pete and your family in our prayer that the Lord will find an immediate home for him in heaven, and that the Lord may bless you and provide the comfort you may need at this time. Blessings,
Robert J. Lane
July 28, 2020
Peter, my old friend from the CLASS OF 1955, WILBUR CROSS HIGH SCHOOL in New Haven, CT and St. Stanislaus Church. I have many fond memories of you and Anne at all of our reunions. May you rest in peace with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!!!
July 27, 2020
Pete was the example of a life well lived. I am truly pleased to be able to call this man my friend. My prayers go out for Ann, Pete's family and all his friends who have been blessed by sharing life with him.
July 27, 2020
Dear Anne and family, It is indeed a sad time to see someone so dear to his family and friends leave us but his life so well lived prepared him for his eternal reward.
July 27, 2020
With deepest sympathy and a wish that you will find peace and comfort in the days ahead. May Pete enjoy eternal surprise.
Lots of love, Mary
July 26, 2020
I was saddened to learn that we had lost one of the finest persons I ever knew. Pete was a co-worker at P&W and a good friend in P.B.Gardens. My condolences to Anne, his children and extended family. God bless his soul.
July 25, 2020
Dear Mrs. Skowronek (Ann), Mary, Peter, Ann and John,
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Skowronek’s passing. I remember so many times Judy and I spent with your family in band and driving us on band trips; also many times we spent at your house in PBG where I was always made to feel like part of your family, especially during the time when my family was falling apart. I can’t begin to tell you how many lovely memories I have from spending time with all of you. It means so much to me. You all were so wonderful to both of us.
I hope you and your families all keep well and happy... Sending you all much love,
July 24, 2020
Hugs to the family, especially you, Anne. You are all role models and continue to make the world a better place. Great memories and I can still hear him singing.