Jan Szmata (b. Feb. 4, 1933) of New Britain, a loving husband and father, passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2021, surrounded by his family. Jan immigrated with his family to New Britain from Poland in 1965. He worked at Stanley Works until his retirement in 1998. Jan was an avid hiker and enjoyed long walks even in his later years. He enjoyed the company of his friends and was a storyteller who loved making people laugh. He will truly be missed. Jan is survived by his wife, Zofia, two daughters, five beloved grandchildren, four great grandchildren and his brother and extended family in Poland.