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august 26, 1957 – july 20, 2023
Thomas Carl Skotnicki was 65 when he passed away at his home on July 20, 2023. Tom was born on August 26, 1957, in Pueblo, Colorado to Henry C and Evelyn J (nee Owsianowski) Skotnicki.
Tom is survived by his devoted partner Bryan Shafer, brother James C (Beverly J) Skotnicki, sister Beverly A (Chip Drews) Skotnicki, and many extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Evelyn Skotnicki and sister Nancy Maher.
Tom had several accomplishments throughout his lifetime. For 24 years, Tom cared for his mother until her passing. Tom was known by a couple of different nicknames in his close circle of family and friends. Tom was known as “the Candyman” from his 30-year business of Snick Snack Vending. Others knew him as “Mr. Fix-it;” he was always happy to help anyone that needed something repaired. Tom’s most prized accomplishment was T.C. Designs. Tom made beautiful custom-made rosaries and bracelets. Tom blessed many families throughout the country with his custom-made jewelry.
A memorial mass will be held in Tom’s memory on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 11:00 am at Saint Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5720 Hamilton Mason Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011.
“Tom – you brought a smile to our faces every time we saw you. Your talents as our Fix It Man were too numerous to mention. Thank you for making my daughter’s new husband tear up on their wedding day with the charm you made for him. Your smile, sarcasm and all around humor will be sorely missed!”
“Our hearts are heavy for the loss of Tom he was a neighbor of ours for 10 years a great person kind and helpful in anyway he could… Brian you were just as important as Tom you both were phenomenal neighbors,,, Sending our condolences for the whole family 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 He will be terribly MISSED Prayers and hugs for you Brian 🥰🙏🏻🙏🏻”
“Sorry for your loss”
“I am so sad to hear about Tom. My prayers are with you your Family.”
“I’m going to miss you so much Tom. I always valued you as a friend and my coworker! You always helped me and we always had a lot of fun working together! I will always remember your words of wisdom and how you were so strong minded! You always were an amazing man and I will miss you dearly. Sincerely Danielle. I love you Tom may you rest peacefully in heaven.”
“In my heart you are very important to me and always will be no one or anything will ever change that. God gave me you while I didn’t think I needed another friend. I’m very proud to have traveled your road over the years. My only wish is that I could have taken your pain away from you. We traveled back to Pueblo Colorado which is a beautiful place. Now the angels have taken you to a more beautiful place reunited with your Mom, Dad, and sister Nancy. A place you have been longing for. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in your time of grief. “THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND””
“In my heart you are very important to me and always will be no one or anything will ever change that. God gave me you when I didn’t think I needed another friend. I’m very proud to have traveled your road over the years. My only wish is that I could have taken away your pain. We traveled back to Pueblo Colorado which is a beautiful place. Now the angels have come and taken you to a more beautiful place reunited with your Mom, Dad, and sister Nancy. A place you have been longing for. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in your time of grief. “THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND””
“I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was such a kind person. I enjoyed working with him, he always made my day brighter. God got a special person in heaven with him..”
“We met Tom through my sister who lives with Bryan Shafer, Tom’s partner. Tom was the most sincere, loving, selfless, caring person we have ever met. He was a wonderful host to the many parties he threw in the time we knew him. Tom will be sincerely missed. We love him to the moon and back and look forward to meeting him again in the next lifetime. May God keep him in his loving arms.”