John Skitzis, Sr., 89, of Orange, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018 at his home with his wife by his side.  He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Eleanore Arnone Skitzis.  John was born in New Haven on March 5, 1929 and was the son of the late Thiro and Helen Karambatos Skitzis.  He had worked at his family business, The Evergreen Florist Supplies which he took over from his father and ran for many years until his retirement and sale of the business in 2012.  John was a member of the Prihillan Club,  North Haven.  He enjoyed bowling and golfing. Father of John (Stephanie) Skitzis, Jr.  Grandfather of Michael (Ricci Celia) Skitzis and Alyssa (Ben) Tubbs.  Also survived by his niece and great niece.  Brother of the late Bertha Hessinger, Harry Skitgis and Celia Armellino

Friends are invited to go directly to St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange on Tuesday morning at 11:00 for a funeral service and are also invited to attend the committal service immediately following in Beaverdale Memorial Park.  There will be no visiting hours.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, CT 06477