Walter Krukowski


Mr. Walter “Ski” Krukowski, 87, of New Church, died Friday, March 29, 2019, surrounded by his family at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. Born April 15, 1931, in Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Walter and Bertha Letcher Krukowski.

Following his graduation from Calvin Coolidge High School, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard, serving aboard the U.S.S. Cherokee. After his military service, he began working for the C&P Telephone Co., where he worked for 39 years.

Mr. Krukowski adored his Dobermans, enjoyed playing the lottery, arrowhead hunting, and combing Assateague Island for treasure. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and will be remembered for his dry sense of humor. He will surely miss all of his “girls” at Ruby Tuesday in Pocomoke.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Pat; three children, Roy Walter Krukowski, Rod Daniel Krukowski and his wife, Donna, and Sheri Smith, all of King George, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and his devoted Doberman, “Mishka.”

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two daughters, Keri Lyn McDonald and Teri Lee Donahue, and two grandchildren, Nicole Krukowski and John Chen.

A Celebration of Life Sunday will be April 28, 2019, at 3 p.m. at the Woodberry UMC, 18133 Lankford Highway, Parksley, VA 23421 with Pastor Wayne Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75816, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 107 Vine Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851. To send condolences to the family, please visit

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