Thomas Andrew Skibitsky of Lansing, New York peacefully passed away on June 05, 2011 surrounded by his family.Â He was born to Andrew and the late Aldona Skibitsky on August 25, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY and was raised in Montgomery, NY.Â He met his beloved wife Lynda (Lehmann) in 1964 and married in 1966.Â
After serving in the US Air Force, he continued his education and then traveled the country as a Sonar Engineer with General Electric.Â His travels brought him âhomeâ to Ithaca in 1972 where he changed careers and was a Production Supervisor for NCR and Paxar until his retirement in 2007.Â He was a member of All Saints Parish, the Alfa Romeo Club and the Elks Club.Â Tom was passionate about living life to the fullest.Â He enjoyed golfing, traveling, boating, and spending time with friends and family.
In addition to his wife Lynda, and his father, Andrew, Tom is survived by three daughters and their spouses: Carolyn and Dennis Shaw of Lansing, NY; Patricia and Gregory Oleyourryk of Pittsford, NY; and Karen and Frank Jacobson of East Amherst, NY. He is also survived by his two brothers: Raymond Skibitsky and Gregory Skibitsky; one sister, Alyson Magurno; and nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Family will be present to receive friends at the Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY, on Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 6 â 8 PM.Â A private funeral service will be held on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, P.O.Box 631 Buffalo, New York 14240.