SKUBAS Charles E. "Charlie" Skubas, age 66, of New Haven, the beloved husband of Sarah Lehmann Skubas for over thirty-eight years, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2011 at Connecticut Hospice of Branford. Born in Bridgeport to the late Joseph and Ann Skubas, Charlie was a graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School in Fairfield, Class of 1962, Yale University, Class of 1966 with a BA in Economics and received his MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. Charlie was a natural athlete and lettered in five sports at Roger Ludlowe High School; soccer, cross country, football, basketball and baseball. In 1961, he was named All-State for Connecticut in recognition of his football abilities. While at Yale University, he excelled on the varsity football and baseball teams. He was an avid golfer at the Course at Yale and a former Club Champion. He carried a two handicap and won many tournaments. Prior to his retirement, Charlie was the Chief Financial Officer of Herlin Press, Inc. and Controller of Connecticut Color, Inc. He also previously held management and executive positions with Textron Lycoming, the Rolfite Company, Philips Medical Systems, Yale University and Warnaco, Inc. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Printing Industry of CT/Western Massachusetts, the Board of Directors of the Yale Football and Baseball Association, Co-President of Notre Dame High School Parent's Club and a coach for the New Haven Youth Soccer. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his devoted son and daughter-in-law, Kyle D. & Sarah R. Skubas of Stratford; his brother, Joseph Skubas and his wife, Carole of Orlando, FL; his mother-in-law, Ruby Lehmann of Mesa, AZ and his brother-in-law, Kerry D. Lehmann of Chicago, IL. He will also be missed by many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life service on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Videen McGaughey Bennett officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road in Fairfield Center. Donations may be made in his memory to Yale University, the Charlie Fund for ALS, Office of Medical Development, P.O. Box 7611, New Haven, CT 06519-0611. To send an online condolence, please visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com
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Published in Connecticut Post on Jan. 6, 2011