Roman “Skip” Lee Skowronski, age 87 of Loveland, OH passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.
Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on November 11, 1935, as the second-born son of three to Leo and Mabel Skowronski. He was married to Marilyn Skowronski for 67 years with two daughters.
Skip began his working career at P&G Hardware in Kenosha, where he impressed tool vendors with his knowledge and work ethic. His career with Rockwell International’s Power Tools Division, American Laundry and Emerson Electric brought him and the family to many cities including Kansas City, Chicago, Syracuse, Toronto, Cincinnati and Cleveland. Skip finished his career at Emerson Electric’s Ridge Tool Division in Elyria, Ohio. In 2000, Skip and Marilyn returned to Cincinnati and built their dream house on lovely wooded acreage where they enjoyed feeding the wildlife for almost 25 years.
Skip was an extremely talented man, mastering plumbing, electrical and structural repairs and improvements to his home as well as the homes of his daughters. There were few things that Skip couldn’t engineer, repair and master. All of these passions and skills took a backseat to his talent and passion for woodworking with projects that all bore the “Handcrafted by the Woodchuck” emblem stamp.
Skip served in the military for 8 years in the U.S. Navy Seabee Reserves. He served on many professional boards, City Council committees, Church Property Committees and as Loveland High School's Band Booster President.
Skip leaves a legacy of creativity and generosity that both promises to inspire and frustrate his daughters and sons-in-law.
Survived by his wife, Marilyn Madison Skowronski; daughters, Sandra (David) Lewinski and Ruth (Robert) Seiple; his grandchildren: Katie (Jack) Walsh, Tom (Abby) Seiple, Jenny (Bruce) Merrill and Annie (Andrew) Gangidine; and two great-granddaughters and sister-in-law Karen Skowronski and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He is preceded in death by brothers, Frank Skowronski and Leon “Wick” Skowronski, and nephew, Stephen, niece, Pamela and sister-in-law, Ethel Skowronski.
In lieu of Flowers please consider a gift to the Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/ or Circle Tail Skilled Service Dog Training https://circletail.org/give/. Services will be at a later date in Wisconsin.