Obituary for Walter Smykla

Mr. Walter Smykla 91, of Plainville passed away Thursday morning June 14, 2012 at the Jerome Home
in New Britain. He was the husband of the late Irene (Alexsiewicz) Smykla who passed away in 2003.

Mr. Smykla was born March 22, 1921 in Plainville, a son of the late John and Rose Smykla.
Along with his brother Stanley, he was the owner of Plainville Auto-body for over 50 years.

He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife Irene and their many friends and spent many hours
adding to his coin collection. He always looked forward to going to J. Timothy’s and meeting with his
friends and sharing a few laughs with them. He was also an avid sports fan. In his younger years he
raced stock cars at Plainville Stadium. He proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII.

Mr. Smykla was a member of the Knights of Columbus Gerald Corrigan Assembly of Plainville
and was a Communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church. He was much like the coins
he collected – precious and one of a kind. He was truly a treasure! His family will miss his jokes
and hearty laughter. Walter’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Jerome Home
for their excellent care and support.


He is survived by his devoted daughters and their spouses, Ondrea Chasse and her husband
John of Plainville, Carol Thomas and her husband Bob of Milford and his son Walter.
He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jordan Chasse of Plainville, Christine (Chasse) Napierski
and her husband Benjamin of Canton, Walter and Gabriel Smykla of Plainville and Ricky, Hunter and
Alex Thomas of Milford, his great grandchildren, Cole, Carson and Colin Napierski and Molly his cat.
Walter’s family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Ian Akins for his companionship and
all the kindness he showed to Walter over the years. Walter was predeceased by his brothers Stanley
and Joseph Smykla and his sister Ann Pahootsky

Funeral services for Mr. Smykla will be celebrated on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from:

The Bailey Funeral Home
48 Broad Street
Plainville, CT

 to Our Lady of Mercy Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.
Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Plainville.
Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

If desired memorial contributions in Walters name may be made to:

PARC 28 East Maple St., P.O. Box 15 Plainville, CT 06062