Arthur J Skorupka, 82 years of young, has passed. He was born in New Haven, CT on May 14th, 1926, to the late Anthony and Helen Trawenski Skorupka. Arthur was predeceased by brothers Edmund and Hendrick, and he was also predeceased by his sister Eleanor. Surviving family members include his daughter Dawne Flynn, son-in-law Det. John H. Flynn, Jr., beloved grandsons Steven and John, and Copito, all of whom reside in East Haven. Arthur was a proud veteran of the United States Navy who survived action in the Pacific Theater in WWII, earning recognition for his service. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he proceeded to work for RCA Electronics. He was then recruited by MB Electronics as a field service engineer to travel about the country supervising work on the space program. After Apollo was successfully launched, so were the engineers. Arthur then became chief technician of the audio-visual department for the Hamden School System. He was Past Commander of the American Legion Post #88, and a Charter Life Member of the Elks Lodge #2224. Other organizations include VFW #10186 and the 40 and 8. He was an avid fisherman, and loved to share his fishing skills with his grandsons. Arthur doted on his grandchildren, and was proud of them and their accomplishments. He enjoyed the company of his family and friends. He was fair, just, generous to a fault and had a great sense of humor which helped us weather difficult times. Thank you for your life's lessons. You will be greatly missed. Friends may call on Thurs., Jan. 15, 2009 at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Interment with military honors at St. Lawrence Cemetery, West Haven.

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  1. Art was a very old and dear friend of both my dad, .Major. Bob Miller and also of my mom Effie. I can recall many a Saturday afternoon seeing both my dad and Art sitting together at the bar at Post 88, hoisting a few. They’d end their Saturday afternoon at the Elk’s. Make sure you have my dad make you one more bowl of his chili, up there Art. God bless you.

  2. Dawne and family, Honoria and I are deeply sorry on the loss of your Dad. We wish you Peace. Fondly, Jane and Honoria McGuire

  3. Dawne and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Your father sounded like a marvolous man. We just wanted to drop you a note, to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. I worked with Art at MB Electronics for many years. I have fond memories of Art. He was always good natured with a constant smile. He could put on a good party. My prayers go out to Art and his family.

  5. My deepest sympathy, I’ve known your Dad for many years. He was a great friend to my parents…Bob and Effie Miller.

  6. My mother, Yolanda Carrillo Cosenza, was close to Mr. Skorupka in high school and misses him very much. She was extremely saddened and agitated to learn about his passing, and she aches for the remaining members of his family. As she does not have Internet access, she asked me how she could personally contact Mr. Skorupka’s daughter, Dawne Flynn. Would someone please email me with this information? I’m quite certain that my mother would prefer to send a card and personal message via postal mail. In fact, if anyone needs to call me regarding this situation, I am available at 203-315-9164. I, too, send my love, strength and prayers to Mr. Skorupka’s family. My mother always praised him to the heavens and, after reading the obituary, I am convinced that he was a fine, upstanding and compassionate man.

  7. Sorry to hear of your loss.Art and I worked in the same department at MB Electronics for many years. He was a good friend and will be missed by all.

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