James “Ski” Sobkowski, 85, of Marshallberg, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
While in the Navy, Ski met his sweetheart and wife of over 60 years, Wanda Lewis in Elizabeth City, NC. They lived in Miami, FL for most of his 30 year career with Delta Airlines. Since his retirement in the late 80’s, they moved to Marshallberg to care for Wanda’s mother Pearl. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was for many years an active member with the Core Sound Decoy Carver’s Guild.
His wife Wanda and parents Aloysius and Shirley Sobkowski, and brother Tom precede him in death.
He is survived by a daughter, Karen Mills of Damascus, MD; sons, Glen Sobkowski of Marshallberg, and Scott Sobkowski and wife Norckzia of Greensboro; sister, Marcia Casella and her husband Arthur of Dunkirk, NY; brother Michael Sobkowski of Charlotte; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service for family and friends will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Victoria Cemetery in Marshallberg, where he will be laid to rest next to Wanda and her parents, the Reverend Vance and Pearl Lewis.