We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Luddy & Peterson's Funeral Home & Crematory
If you can picture a human version of a cartoon character with zero fear, mixed with an insatiable love for anything over the top and the incredible ability to make you pee your pants laughing at just about anything, you knew Michael Jon Skorupski (aka Skrubby).
Unfortunately, his “go big or go home” mantra was lived out till the very end. On Aug 27, 2021 around 12:15 AM Mike was involved in a tragic motorcycle accident near his home in New Britain, CT. He had just turned 35 years old the day before. Born August 26th, 1986 and from that moment on, Mike affected everyone that he met. He couldn’t leave anything alone. At first, fixing things was out of curiosity; taking apart a perfectly good toaster, but then it quickly became necessity as he broke most things…. I mean everything. But when he put it back together, it worked better than and ever. Who knew duct tape and bubble gum fixes most things?
Mikes academic years were highlighted by his love for Wrestling and BMX bikes. His desire for anything fast started when he was really young. If it had wheels and he could be on, in or around it, that’s where he was. I’m pretty sure if you look up “hell on wheels” in the dictionary, you’ll see his picture. Once he got a car, everything changed. After having and breaking 30+ vehicles, he knew he could put his tinkering ability to good use. He took up a passion for doing body work and painting cars which he became exceptional at during his time at Crowley Autobody.
He’s survived by his 2 children; Hannah and Jacob Skorupski, his mother; Pamela Skorupski, his father; Paul Skorupski (Joanne Germaine), his brother; Jason Skorupski, his maternal grandparents; Harold and Renate Hoffman, aunts, uncles, and cousins as well as his fiancé; Alexandra Standish and too numerous to mention friends. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents; Eugene and Shirley Skorupski
There will be a private family service. For those that would like to celebrate his life, there will be a Vigil in the coming weeks that will be open to all. There will also be a Memorial Fundraiser in memory of Michael. The proceeds will help with expenses and ensure a brighter future for his children. More information about the Memorial Fundraiser and Vigil will be available on Jay Skorupski’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/jayskorupski
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