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William Stanley "Bill" Skutnik
October 22, 1934 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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William Stanley Skutnik, age 88 passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2023 at 6:55 pm, in Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer. Bill was born in Ware on October 22, 1934, he was the only son of the late Stanley F. Skutnik and Anna (Lukaskiewicz) Skutnik. He was raised and educated in Ware. Bill enlisted in the United States Navy in July of 1954 and honorably served his country for four years. He was Honorably Discharged with the rank of E-1. On October 31, 1959 in St. Mary's Church in Ware, Bill entered into Holy Matrimony with Ruth Priscilla Konieczny. Together Bill and Ruth were happily married for 62 years, until sadly Ruth passed away on October 23, 2022. He was employed by the Massachusetts Fish & Wildlife Administration, prior to retirement. Bill was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. He is survived by his son, John Michael Skutnik and his wife Kristen Weldon, his son-in-law and caregiver, Garrett Keegan, his grandchildren; Olivia Skutnik, Lauren Keegan, Gwendolyn Skutnik, and Meghan Keegan, and great-granddaughter, Della Jayne. Sadly, Bill was predeceased by his wife, Ruth in 2022, and his beloved daughter, Debra A. Keegan, in 2019. Cremation took place in Springfield Cemetery & Crematory. Cebula Funeral Home of Ware is assisting Bill's family with the final arrangements. For more information and an online guestbook, please visit: www.cebulafuneralhome.com .