Businessman, Aviator and Town Official
PROSPECT — Gregory Ploski, 71, of Prospect, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital after a brief illness on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. He was the beloved husband of Linda (Kelly) Ploski.
Gregory was born June 8, 1948, in Waterbury, the son of the late Adolph (Murph) Ploski and the late Wanda (Niestemski) Ploski. Gregory was a graduate of Post University and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, an avid pilot, a Certified Flight Instructor, firearms expert,inventor, and animal lover. He was involved in several businesses over the yearsincluding Dyno-Time Racing Engines of Prospect, the venture that inspired his first patent for a motorized engine stand.
His greatest talent was his mechanical aptitude and ability to analyze, repair or build anything. He regarded loyalty as a person’s most important asset. He had a profound interest in science and scientific theories. Whenever he took on a task, he educated himself with every bit of data available. At the time of his death he was a member of the Prospect Planning and Zoning Commission, the Prospect Democratic Town Committee, and the Prospect Gun Club.
Besides his wife, he leaves a son Gary Ploski, a sister Donna Ploski, a brother Kevin Ploski, nieces and nephews and other extended family members and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Naugatuck when restrictions are lifted. Memorial contributions can be made in Gregory’s name to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 210 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.
Naugatuck Valley Memorial (Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home) is charged with arrangements. Please check the website to share a memory or to register for memorial service notifications.
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