ADAMS, Mass. — William F. Sikorski Jr., 82, of 6 Overlook Terrace, died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2014, at Williamstown Commons.
Born in Adams on July 25, 1931, the son of William and Stacia Michalski Sikorski, he attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School, and graduated from the former Adams High School in 1949. He received his bachelor of science degree in psychology from Boston University, and then earned his master's degree in Russian Studies from Middlebury (Vt.) College.
An Army veteran, he served during the Korean War, from 1954 until receiving his honorable discharge in 1956.
Mr. Sikorski worked as a teacher in the Social Studies department of Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown for 28 years, until retiring in 1990. Earlier, he had taught for six years at C.T. Plunkett School in Adams.
He was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Cheshire. He was a former communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, where he had served on the Parish Council and as a lector, and was a religious education teacher. He was a past president and board member of the Adams Historical Society, and was a member of the Polish National Alliance, St. Michael's Society, Massachusetts Teachers Association and National Education Association.
He is survived by several cousins and close friends.
FUNERAL NOTICE — Funeral services for Mr. Sikorski will be held on Monday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. from Paciorek Funeral Home, 13 Hoosac St. The Rev. David Raymond, pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Kostka Cemetery.
Calling hours will be Monday morning from 9 until the service at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Stanislaus School, 108 Summer St., Adams, MA 01220.