Obituary: Arthur Henry ‘Skip’ Steinnagel, Jr., 70


Arthur Henry “Skip” Steinnagel Jr., 70, of Bristol and formerly of Southington, passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Bristol Hospital.

Born May 11, 1945 in Bristol to the late Arthur Henry Steinnagel Sr. and Gertrude (Witt) Steinnagel, he had been a longtime Southington resident.

Art was a topnotch auto mechanic, an electrician and was the owner of the former Nutmeg Landscaping. He had a lifelong passion for a gardening and filled his weed-free garden with beautiful tomatoes and other vegetables that he shared with his favorite family and friends. Art enjoyed line dancing with Irene, touring CT and RI in his RV and going fishing. He was a member of the Bristol Lodge of Elks #1010.

He is survived by two daughters: Colleen Greim (Gary) of Layton, Utah and Tracy Baldino (Gary) of Sandwich, MA and their daughter, Mia Rose Baldino. Mia was Art’s best and only grandchild. He loved her dearly. He is also survived by his longtime companion and best friend “until the end” Irene Poirier of Bristol; two sisters, Truda Steinnagel of Middletown and Heidi Pickett of Southington and his 3 furry friends: Blackie, Smokey and Fluffer.

Art’s family would like to thank the entire staff in the Bristol Hospital ICU for the excellent care and compassion they showed him.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Art’s memory may be made to the Bristol Lodge of Elks #1010, 126 South St., Bristol, CT 06010.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in South End Cemetery, Southington.  For online condolences and directions, please visit

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