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“Larry, may he rest in eternal peace, was a good friend and mentor "Back in the Day" when we both served with the South Windsor Volunteer Fire Dept. ...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Peter Watson - Port Charlotte, FL

“Larry demonstrated all that was right about our hobby of amateur radio. A ham's ham, a gentleman, a friend.... Mike, K1VI ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Bragg - Pawtucket, RI

“I am very sorry for your loss. I will miss Larry's booming voice on the airwaves. Al - N1API ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Al Kaiser - Meriden, CT - friend

“May the love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon you and your family during this unfortunate time. My most sincere condolences.I will miss talking...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: James Dexter - Matlock, England

“Linda and family, My sincere thoughts are with you at this time. Overwhelmed, saddened, great memories, mental pictures of that grin! Larry always...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Patricia Conrad - South Windsor, CT

6 of 13 | Posted by: JIM GRANT - SUFFIELD, CT

“Wow, you will be missed! I have many good memories of you and I talking on the radio and in person. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“I will miss talking to you on the ham radio. My condolences. W1FTE ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Skip Colton - Granby, CT

9 of 13 | Posted by: skip Colton - Granby, CT

10 of 13 | Posted by: Skip Colton - Granby, CT

“Dear Family, the world is a lesser place now. I will miss Larry - weve been friends for years and when I moved to TN enjoyed bumping into him on...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Steven Dube - Prospect, TN

12 of 13 | Posted by: Joyce Carilli - East Hartford, CT

“Our sincere sympathies for your loss. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

Larry Fletcher Skilton, 78, of South Windsor passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018, at Woodlake in Tolland. Born in Torrington on March 11, 1940, he was the beloved son of the late Robert and Barbara (Palmer) Skilton and the husband of Linda (Regini) Skilton. Raised in Morris, he graduated from Wamogo High School and attended UCONN. He was honorably discharged from 4 years of service in the United States Air Force. He married and lived in South Windsor for almost 50 years. Working in the electronics field, he spent the last 12 years before retirement with Marcus Communications. Larry was an avid amateur radio operator since 1958 who talked to friends all over the world and did work for the South Pole Station from 1990 -2018. His greatest contribution was to run phone patches nightly for over 11 years so South Pole workers could talk to loved ones in the states. For that service a rock at the South Pole was named in his honor, “Skilton Ledge” in the Darwin Mts. His other love was as a volunteer fireman totaling 53 years of service in both Morris and South Windsor achieving the rank of Deputy Chief. Larry, in addition to his wife of 49 years, leaves three sons, Jeffrey Skilton and wife, Kristin (Dieter) Skilton, David Skilton and wife, Laura (Creagan) Skilton, and Craig Skilton and wife, Roxanne Lane. Along with 4 grandchildren, he leaves many nieces and nephews. Larry is also survived by his brother, Richard and his wife, Suzanne, of Morris, a sister, Jeanne Harvey and her husband, Porter, of Georgia, and another brother, Ron and his wife, Pamela, of New Hampshire. Friends and family may gather on Sunday, June 10th from 4 - 6 P.M. at Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, CT. Burial will be private. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, 1175 Ellington Rd., South Windsor, CT 06074 or a charity of your choice. The family would like to sincerely thank all the dedicated staff at Woodlake and Hospice for their compassionate and wonderful care. Please visit, for online expressions of sympathy.