MANCHESTER Father Martin J. Scholsky, 79, of Manchester, died on July 5 at Manchester Memorial Hospital.
Born in Waterbury, he was a son of the late Sigmund and Mary (Wysocki) Scholsky. He graduated from St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield; continued his college education at St. Johns Seminary in Brighton, Mass.; and received his masters degree in theology from The Catholic University in Washington.
He was ordained to the priesthood on Jan. 6, 1956, at St. James Church in Manchester by Archbishop Henry J. OBrien. He first assisted at St. Peter Church in Hartford and then, beginning in 1961, taught classical Greek, Latin and mathematics at St. Thomas Seminary. He became the director of admissions there in 1966 and, the next year, was named vocation director.
He was assigned in 1978 as Pastor at St. Bartholomew Church in Manchester, where he stayed until 1992. He then was Pastor of St. Mary Parish in East Hartford until his retirement in 2005.
He is survived by his sister, Sister Anthony Mary, of the Sisters of Mercy; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Rita Jaworski; and a nephew.
Archbishop Henry J. Mansell was the principal celebrant of a Mass of Christian Burial on July 9 at St. Mary Church. Father John P. Rohan, Pastor of St. Isaac Jogues, St. Mary and St. Rose parishes in East Hartford, preached the homily.
Burial in St. James Cemetery in Manchester followed.