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Charles E. Skubas

Published 3:56 pm, Wednesday, January 5, 2011
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Charles E. "Charlie" Skubas, 66, of New Haven and a former Fairfield resident, the husband of Sarah Lehmann Skubas, died Jan. 3, 2011, at Connecticut Hospice of Branford.

Born in Bridgeport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ann Skubas. He was a graduate of Roger Ludlowe High School in Fairfield, Class of 1962; Yale University, Class of 1966, with a BA in economics, and he received an MBA in finance from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.

He lettered in five sports at Ludlowe -- soccer, cross country, football, basketball and baseball. In 1961, he was named All-State for Connecticut in football. At Yale University, he was on the varsity football and baseball teams. He also golfed at Yale and was a former club champion.

Before his retirement, he 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 Co., 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 the Notre Dame High School Parents Club and a coach for New Haven Youth Soccer.

In addition to his wife of more than 38 years, survivors include his son and daughter in-law, Kyle D. and Sarah R. Skubas of Stratford; his brother, Joseph Skubas and his wife, Carole, of Orlando, Fla.; his mother in-law, Ruby Lehmann of Mesa, Ariz.; his brother in-law, Kerry D. Lehmann of Chicago, Ill., and nieces, nephews and cousins.

A service celebrating his life will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, led by the Rev. Videen McGaughey Bennett, in the Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road. Visiting hours begin at 1 p.m. at the funeral home until the time of the service.

Memorial donations may be made 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, visit www.shaughnesseybanks.com.