Philip S. "Skip" Moraski


Philip Moraski, of Warwick, NY, known to many as “Skip” and to some as “Grobby” passed away at home  with his loving wife Marion by his side, on March 31, 2020, at the age of 87, after a brave battle with cancer. His sense of humor, love of family and quick wit will be sorely missed.
Born on March 17, 1933, in Montclair, New Jersey, he was the son of Philip and Ann (Danoski) Moraski. He served in the U. S. Air Force during the 50’s. Moved with Georgia-Pacific when they relocated to Warwick, NY in 1969.  He worked as Supervisor of the Wet Process of the Safety Paper Division when he retired in 1988, after 37 years of service. 

Skip was an avid golfer joining the Warwick Valley Country Club where he served as President in 1983; was Club Champion in 1975; and won many other golf titles as the years went by; his favorite, The Team Championship with his son, Michael.

He loved fishing and his annual trips to Canada, never missed a Duke Men’s Basketball game and enjoyed building anything out of wood in the basement: toys for the grandkids, furniture, you name it. When visiting family, you would always find Skip knee deep in a project, either building something or fixing something. And if it had a motor or an engine, Skip could make it run.

Skip is survived by his best friend, wife of 65 years, Marion (“Babe”); his son, Michael and wife, Jody Moraski; his daughter, Linda and husband, Sam Veraldi; grandchildren Christopher Moraski (companion Jessica Graves); Megan and Taylor Veraldi, Jesse, Corey (companion Megan Rota), Danielle and Philip Moraski; great-granddaughters, Brooklyn and Peyton Moraski; brother Frank and wife Rita Moraski; brother-in-law Michael and wife Liz Giordano; sisters-in-laws Lorene Poje; Patrice and husband Bruce Giordano-Bourne and many nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by sisters, Marion LaMin and AnnaMae Burns and brothers, Bobby and Ronald Moraski. 

In following Skip’s wishes, there will be no public service. Private arrangements and cremation were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, Warwick, NY. To send an online condolence, visit

The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Dinsmore and his Staff at Crystal Run Health Care and Hospice for their caring support.  Donations may be made in Skip's memory to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., EAST TEAM, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

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Marion and family- just now became aware of Skip’s passing. This is Joan and Hemp’s daughter Linda and son-in-law Jim. Our deepest sympathies, he will be missed. He’s playing golf with the boys again❤️.
Jim and Linda McMurray
Marion: Sending my heartfelt condolences to you & all the family. Nostalgically recalling wonderful early family gatherings in Belleville. Warmly, Veronica
Veronica Rempusheski
So sorry to hear of Skip's passing. Please extend my sincere condolences to the rest of the family.
Anna Jean Magic
Marion ... our sincere condolences to you and your family. Skip was ever present at the Country Club, as I remember his fun sense of humor when I bartended oh so long ago. He was always around to lend a helping hand. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Stu & Cal Durland
Dear Marion and the entire Moraski Family. I was saddened to learn of Skip's passing. Skip was one of the finest men I ever met. He was always available to help. I will forever look back fondly on my WVCC days, as a young golfer and young adult - lots or laughs with Skip, my Dad, Hack Meduski, and the gang. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Tom Rogers, Jr.
Tom Rogers
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