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Rev. Frederick Skinner Sosnowski

Rev. Frederick Skinner Sosnowski
  • September 1, 1925 - March 6, 2020
  • Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to
  • St. John's Parish Church
    3673 Maybank Highway
    Johns Island, SC 29455

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The Rev. Frederick Skinner Sosnowski, 94, of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, husband of
Polly Sanford Sosnowski, entered into eternal rest Friday, March 6, 2020. His funeral service
will be held Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in St. John's Parish Church, Johns Island, SC at 2:00
p.m. Interment, churchyard. A reception will follow. The family will receive friends at J. Henry
Stuhr, Inc., 232 Calhoun St., Charleston SC on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 4:00 until 6:00
p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Mr. Sosnowski was born September 1, 1925 in Charleston, South Carolina, a son of John F.
Sosnowski and Eliza Skinner Sosnowski. He was a graduate of the University of South
Carolina and Virginia Theological Seminary. While at USC, he received the Algernon Sydney
Sullivan prize, awarded for "a spirit of love for and helpfulness to other men and women." He
was ordained as a Deacon at St. John's Church in 1955, the first service ever held in the
present church building which was still under construction. In 1956, he was ordained to the
priesthood at Trinity Cathedral. He served as Rector of St. Matthews Church, in Henderson, TX.
He later returned to Bugby Plantation on Wadmalaw Island to farm with his father. Rev.
Sosnowski often said that he was blessed to have been able to answer the two strong calls on
his life: to serve God's children through ministry and to enjoy God's creation through farming.
He returned to active ministry and served as Assistant at St. Philip's Church and Rector of St.
Jude's in Walterboro before becoming Director of the Pastoral Counseling Center in North
Charleston where he remained until his retirement in 1997. He continued in retirement to serve
as an associate for pastoral care at several area churches, including St. James, St. John's, St.
Philip's, and the Church of the Good Shepherd.

He is survived by his wife, Polly Sosnowski of Wadmalaw Island, SC; one daughter, Laura
Ramsay Sosnowski of Portland, Oregon; four sons, John F. Sosnowski (Jessie Cara) of Buda,
TX, Charles Sosnowski Ramsay (Rebecca) of Portland, OR, The Rev. James S. Sosnowski
(Gretchen) of Beaufort, SC, Michael S. Sosnowski (Chelsea) of Charleston, SC; and five
grandchildren.