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“I was closer to Dons daughters than to Don. He was 21 years older than me. But his girls are similar in age to me. I looked up to Don as a Husband...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Kathy (Skorski) Krzeminski - MI

“Daddy, I already miss you so much. Even on the days I didn't see you I always had comfort in knowing you were there. I know you are at peace now...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Donna Jalosky - warren, MI

“Dad we love you. You will be dearly missed.Love Pat & Paul ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Patricia & Paul Gutmann - MI

“So sorry for your loss. Don and cousin Lillian will remain in our hearts and memories. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Paula Lewandowski Powley - MI

Donald Carl Skorski, age 87, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his home in Warren surrounded by his loving daughters. Mr. Skorski was born June 27, 1929 in Detroit, son of the late John and the late Bernice (nee: Slawinski) Skorski.

Growing up in Hamtramck, Donald was a proud graduate of St. Ladislaus High School. Not only did the school provide him the opportunity to learn and excel, it also offered Donald the chance meeting of a beautiful young lady by the name of Lillian who would steal his heart and change his life in a most romantic way. Donald and Lillian became dear friends and enjoyed a relationship that ultimately ushered them into the realm of high school sweethearts, which eventually led them to the altar of marriage. It was on April 17, 1948 that the two lovebirds shared their vows, exchanged their rings, and began their new journey together as husband & wife. Mr. & Mrs. Donald Skorski were married for over 64 years until her passing on August 24, 2011.

For his career path, Donald put his education and skill set to work upon accepting a position with the iconic Michigan Bell Telephone Company where he was employed as an engineer. Donald was a hard worker and extended the utmost in service excellence to the communications giant for many years until finally accepting his well-deserved retirement. Donald truly enjoyed his retirement chapter in life, (which spanned over 30 years in all) and doubled his pleasure by joining the Michigan Bell Pioneers Retirement Club, a group of fellow members that shared stories, memories, and new experiences in their lives outside of work.

One of Donald's favorite escapes from the concrete jungle was enjoyed with each visit to the family's cottage up at Portage Lake on the breathtaking west coast of Michigan. Serenity and peacefulness defined the environment that the lake and surrounding community provided,…and Donald ate it all up! Another escape he grew to cherish came a bit later in life when he spent his winters in the sunny warmth of Bradenton, Florida. Joining the ranks of the Michigan Snowbird's, it simply made perfect sense to leave the blustery temps and snow shoveling to the rest of us Michigander's while he laid back amid the throngs of others just as smart as he.

As for some of Donald's favorite pastimes, many involved the slingin' of cards and the fun that always ensued when playing such games as Pinochle and Euchre,…and at times, the simple joys of a game of Solitaire. Whether sitting by himself, or joining others around the card table amidst the cocktails and conversation, there was always some great fun and entertainment to be had when a deck of cards made an appearance. Donald was also known for his love of dancing, an activity that afforded he and Lillian countless hours in each others' arms. The two could cut-a-rug with the best of them and enjoyed swaying around the floor together to the sounds of some iconic bands. Even after Lillian's death, Donald remained a periodic visitor to the dance floor to keep his style honed.

Yet of all the aspects of Donald's life that meant the most, nothing could hold a candle to his precious love of family. His loved ones meant the world to him, and he was noted for being quite the dedicated family man. Known for being the Pillar of Patience, you just knew that Donald had all the time in the world,…and afforded the same to those with whom he loved and cared. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Donald leaves his own, unique legacy of love for all to cherish who were blessed to know him. He will truly be missed.

Donald was the beloved husband of the late Lillian C. (Aug 24, 2011). Loving father of Patricia (Paul) Gutmann, Susan (John) Fiero and Donna (Jim) Jalosky. Dearest brother of Sabina Fink, Richard Skorski, and Katherine (Mitchell) Krzeminski. Cherished grandfather of Michael (Kim) Fiero, Peter (Krista) Fiero, Charles (Elisa) Dutko, and the late Kenneth Dutko. Also survived by 9 great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Donald will be held Monday, June 26th from 3 - 9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Road in Warren.

Mr. Skorski will lie in state, on what would have been his 88th birthday, on Tuesday form 9:30 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am at St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Catholic Church - St. Clement Campus, 25320 Van Dyke, Center Line, MI 48015.

Please share memories at Mr. Skorski's guest book above.