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Bernard F. Skarzynski Sr.
May 20, 1928 - February 7, 2020

Bernard F. Skarzynski Sr.

Bernard F. Skarzynski Sr.
May 20, 1928 - Feb 7, 2020

Bernard F. Skarzynski Sr.
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EAST BRUNSWICK - BERNARD F. SKARZYNSKI SR. passed away peacefully at St. Peter's University Hospital on February 7, 2020. He was 91 years old.

Born and raised in South Amboy, he left high school to join the U.S. Navy. He was stationed on the ship as a cook during World War II.

Upon returning home from the Navy, he married a local girl, Helen Warga and in 1952 moved to East Brunswick to raise his family. He remained a lifelong resident even after his children were grown.

In his younger days, Bernard was a hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed bowling and playing baseball. He loved watching sports and rooted for the Mets and Giants. Because of his love of horses, his favorite sport was the "Sport of Kings": horse racing.

He retired in 1990, from Hercules Powder Company in Parlin, where he worked as a chemical operator and lab technician. To provide for his family during layoffs, he had jobs with the U.S. Postal Service and Squibbs.

Bernard enjoyed his retirement. He grew a bountiful vegetable garden and took great pride in cutting his own lawn. He also did some traveling, taking trips to Maryland, Florida, California and Las Vegas. His three favorite places to visit in New Jersey were Atlantic City, Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway.

Bernard was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Skarzynski; sister, Florence Yakovchuk, and brothers, John and Herman Skarzynski.

Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Helen (Warga) Skarzynski, and his six children, Nancy Halupka and her husband, Joseph, Joan Skarzynski, Louise Morrison and her husband, Mark, Bernard Skarzynski Jr, Ellen Lawrence and her husband, Robert and Joseph Skarzynski and his wife, Lisa.

He is also survived by his 7 grandchildren, Brittany Barkow and her husband, Kevin, Ashley Bijas and her husband, Kevin, Stephen Halupka and his wife, Michelle, Matthew Halupka, Melanie Kvidahl and her husband, Michael, Alexandra Skarzynski and Christopher Skarzynski.

Bernard was also blessed with 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at 9:30 AM, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, with a Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated at 10:15 AM, at St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church, Old Bridge. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Friend may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 11th from 8:30 - 9:30 AM. For directions to the funeral home please visit our "Services" page.

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Dorothy Konopacki on Feb 9, 2020

Dear Helen and Family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Bernard. Not sure if you remember me, I'm
(Cioci) Julie Baranowski niece Dorothy. My prayers are with you and your family.

Visitation

Feb
11
Tuesday
Brunswick Memorial Home
454 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Service

Feb
11
Tuesday
Brunswick Memorial Home
454 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
9:30 AM

Mass Of Christian Burial

Feb
11
Tuesday
Brunswick Memorial Home
454 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816
10:15 AM

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