William (Bill) Szirbik, Sr.

william szirbik, sr.
William (Bill) Szirbik Sr., age 77, entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 23, 2010 in Brewer, ME. He resided in Baileyville, ME, formerly from Dorset, VT and Bethany. He was born in the Westville section of New Haven on December 22, 1932, son of the late George and Elizabeth Farago Szirbik. He is survived by three children, a daughter Vicky Szirbik of Wallingford, two sons, William Szirbik, Jr. of Ellsworth, ME and William Lee Szirbik of Spring Hill, TN, two stepdaughters, June Alspaugh of East Dorset, VT and Susan Boutard of Phoenix, AZ and his loving companion and friend, Barbara Landry of Baileyville, ME. He is also survived by two sisters, Margaret Jones of Guilford and June Verab of Bethany and many nieces, nephews, and very close friends. He is predeceased by his wife, Virginia Szirbik, his sisters Elizabeth Shetzel, Jean Clark, Alice Mulvey, Rose Harrison, Irene Bacon and brothers Stephen, George, Victor, Leslie, Alexander, and Joseph Szirbik. Bill attended Hillhouse High School in New Haven and graduated in 1950. A Korean War Veteran, he was a sergeant in the US Army until 1955. He worked in construction and real estate development in CT and moved to VT where he spent 38 years, retired in 1998 and moved to Baileyville, ME in 2002. He was very active in his community. He was Commander of the American Legion Post 23 in Baileyville, ME and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He attended the United Methodist church and was a trustee. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, nature and the great outdoors. He especially loved Rest-a-bit, his wilderness camp in northern Maine. Funeral service will be Friday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. Interment with military honors in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Legion at: W.T. Wren Post #23, P.O. Box 775, Baileyville, ME 04694.

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  1. Our sincere condolences to Vicky, Billy, and the rest of the family. We are here for you if you need anything. We will keep you all in prayer. Love and Many Blessings

  2. Uncle Bill was a young teen when my mom&I, after my dad’s death in WWII, were spending more time at Ramsdell Pl, Westville. Thru those years, Uncle Bill, ‘tho a typical teen in most ways, was exceptionally kind to and tolerant of his much younger&duller cousin….me. He showed me secret places around the house&gardens and shared all his favorite places for a quick&delicious snack: like going thru the hedge to the raspberries to avoid being seen. Contrary to popular family lore, he did NOT push me over the fence into the pigpen…..I fell in totally without any help. He was the proud keeper of the Szirbik sons military history and I proudly accompanied him to the burial of Uncle Joe in Arlington National. Tight (fishing)lines, Uncle Bill

  3. I am sorry that I cannot be with you at this difficult time. Uncle Billy brings back wonderful childhood memories when he worked with my father and came by on Friday evenings. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Carol

  4. Dear Vicky , Our hearts go out to you and your family at this sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.All our love from Marianne,and all of us @ L.H.

  5. Dear Vicki and Billy, I am so sorry I could not find any notation in the register about your Dad before I left town. I was in Prospect and found out when the funeral was on Sat Afternoon. I was unable to get to the Home in time. I am so sorry that you lost your Dad. I will miss his E-MAILS.I never got to meet him in person but I know he was a good person. This illness he developed is foremost in my prayers as my grandsdon has Leukemia also.I will be coillecting for Leukemia in my neighborhood this coming Month.Also have done Walk-A Thons for my Grandson from his college in Providence,R.I. I hope you will accept my hearfelt sympathy. God Bless Delores P. Egan(DEE)

  6. Bill was a man who pulled his own weight, enjoyed humor, loved his camp at Ox Pond, seemed to live for deer camp, enjoyed fishing, could construct most anything, liked hot woodheaters, was a wardens worry, and an advocate. I will miss him. 9/20th

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