Born in Derby on January 15, 1932, he was the son of the late Michael and Helen Bodak Skypack.
Mr. Skypack was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War and was a longtime resident of Beacon Falls and Prospect before moving to Shelton five years ago.
Working various jobs throughout his life, he was most proud of being a Regional Field Representative for National Car Rental, the owner and operator of the “Dog and Burger Den” drive-in of Beacon Falls and a maintenance worker for the elderly housing and Town of Newtown, from which he retired.
Mr. Skypack enjoyed being the firehouse cook for the Beacon Hose Company No. 1 for many years.
He is survived by his devoted children, Bambi (Sam) Grestini of West haven, Cynthia Cauchon of Oxford and Michael (Judy) Skypack of FL; grandchildren, Rodney J. Vardon III, Mark (Rebecca) Cauchon, David Cauchon and Matthew & Spencer Skypack.
Funeral services will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 9:00 AM from the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00 AM in Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 105 Clifton Ave., Ansonia. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Derby. Family and friends may call on Saturday morning 9:00 to 9:45 AM at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.