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Thomas H. Sapinski
Thomas Henry Sapinski died May 9.
He was born on Feb. 22, 1944 in Milwaukee to Henry Sapinski and Helen (nee Malm).
A 1962 graduate of Bay View High School, he received a bachelors degree from UW-Whitewater where he played in the 1966 Division III National Football Championship. He earned his Masters in Education from Marquette University and upon graduation taught at South Division High School in Milwaukee coaching varsity football and track. He then served Milwaukee Public Schools as the Principal of Walker Jr. High. His career path included Independent Insurance Agent, Vice President of Insurance of US Bank and commercial real estate sales with Milwaukee Investment Realty.
A 33rd Degree Mason, he was a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Milwaukee (Past Sovereign Prince) where he devoted much of his time to good works, including service for 10 years as Chairperson of the Board of Governors for the Children's Dyslexia Center of Milwaukee. He was a Past Master of Freemasons Lodge #363 and was a member of the Tripoli Shrine. His passions included his family, nature, outdoor activities, and woodcarving. He combined all of these by building his own cabin in the woods on the Peshtigo River that he shared with family and friends for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl (nee Polzin); children, Andrew Sapinski (Kris) and Rebecca McGinley (Dan); five grandchildren; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Diane and Jack Loppnow
Visitation will be at the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay on Saturday, May 17th from 1 to 3 p.m. A Christian and Masonic service will follow at 3 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Children's Dyslexia Center of Milwaukee or a charity of ones choice are appreciated.