|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1928|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 2011|
Anne Marie Skiba Urbanik, 83, formerly of New York Mills and currently of Utica, has gone to the Divine Mercy of Jesus, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at her residence. She was born in Utica on March 28, 1928, the daughter of George and Mary Grzesiak Skiba, and graduated from Thomas R. Proctor High School. She also attended the Traphagen School of Draping and Design in New York City. On December 29, 1951, she was married to Edmund Urbanik in St. Stanislaus Church, Utica, a loving union shared for over 59 years. Anne was employed as a waitress at the Kitlas Restaurant; she also worked at Savage Arms, was a switchboard operator at St. Luke's and St. Elizabeth Hospitals, an Administrative Assistant at New York Mills Elementary and High School, Proprietor of Skiba's Religious and Gift Shop in Utica, and retired as a Library Clerk at S.U.N.Y. I.T. She was very active nationwide in Baton Twirling, having studied under Professor Francis A. Meyers at the Excelsior School of Music. She was a member of the National Baton Twirling Association, founder of the New York State Twirling Hall of Fame and was the director of the T.N.T. Twirlers for over 60 years. She was a Certified National Baton Twirling Judge of Distinction and prepared award winning teams and Baton Twirling Corps, as well as individual State and National Champions. She directed County Fair, New York State Fair and International Miss Majorette and Corps competitions. Anne was inducted into the National Baton Twirling Hall of Fame at the University of Notre Dame on the 22nd day of July, 2003. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, Holy Trinity Church, the West Side Seniors, the Parkway Senior Center, Walter Skiba PLAV Post #20 Ladies Auxiliary, where Anne was Past President, the Mother Marianne Prayer Group at St. Joseph St Patrick's Church, the Eternal Father Prayer Group of Chadwicks and the Perpetual Adoration Society of St. Joseph St. Patrick's Church. All will miss Anne's boundless energy, strong will, dreams, "schemes" and opinions, her infectious smile, warm welcomes and never ending love for her family. Her survivors include her beloved husband, Edmund Urbanik, of Utica; her three daughters and their spouses, Renay and Richard Pence, of Wallkill, NY, Regina and Bradley Boyer, of Rochester, NY, and Alesia and George Desgrosiellier, of Marlborough, MA; her sister, Bertha and husband, Henry Jaworski, of Utica; and her brother, Robert G. Skiba, of Raquette Lake, NY. Also included are her grandchildren, Tiffany and Robert Bevins, Richard Pence, Jr., Ashley Pence Erkek and husband, Ilhan, Adam Urbanik Lieberstein and Rachel Lieberstein, Brett and Lyndsey Boyer and Shannon and Danielle Desgrosiellier; her lifelong friend, Anna Leach, of Marcy, and her Goddaughter, Kathy Leach; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Edmund W. Urbanik; son-in-law, Richard J. Bevins; and her nine brothers and sisters. The Urbanik family would like to thank so many friends, family and religious sisters for their prayers, support and love throughout this time, especially to Lisa, Crystal and Navaz of Hospice and Nicole, Carol and Giavanna.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on April 8, 2011
St Stanislaus and St Casimir Societies Cemetery
New York, USA
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Record added: Nov 27, 2011
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Rest In Peace Anne, and hug my Mom for me.|
Added: Nov. 27, 2011