May 14, 1926 ~ January 9, 2009
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.