Skotnicki, Michael WATERFORD Michael Skotnicki, 87, of Towpath Lane passed away Saturday February 26, 2022 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in Rzeszoco, Poland, he was the son of the late Andrew and the late Maria Husak Skotnicki. He came to this country in 1965 and settled in Troy at that time. Michael had been employed at the former Portec Corporation, Rail Division in Troy. He then worked for General Electric Co. in Schenectady from which he retired. Michael was a very spiritual person; he was a devoted family man and a faithful Catholic member of St. Michael’s Church in Cohoes. He loved his garden. Michael grew up in Poland occupied by the Nazis and then by the Soviets. As a child, he lived a very traumatic and difficult life, during and after the Second World War. The lessons he learned over those years made him a determined, resilient, and resourceful, yet humble person who instilled those values in his children. He is survived by his wife Irene Lamorska Skotnicki; and her children, Andrew Skotnicki (Danielle) of Virginia, Christopher Skotnicki (Holly Fisk) of Mayfield, Barbara Grutkowski of Texas, Margaret Carroll (Ed) of Halfmoon and Henry Skotnicki (Dona Swenk) of Clifton Park. He is the brother of Anthony Skotnicki (Maria) of Wynantskill, Anna Rozycki of Troy and the late Walter Skotnicki. He is the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:15 a.m. at Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rt. 32), Waterford and at 9 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, Cohoes. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Waterford. Relatives and friends may visit the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. To express your sympathy or share a treasured memory, visit: Brendesefuneralhome.com
Published by Albany Times Union on March 1, 2022.