SKARUPPA Christopher Dennis Skrappy Skaruppa, age 46, passed away January 26, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, Jacksonville, Florida. Christopher was born September 8, 1970 in Ashtabula, Ohio to Andrew and Denna (Brewer) Skaruppa. He attended Ashtabula High School and Ashtabula Vo-Ed. He joined the Navy and was a proud Seabee. He retired after 20 years. He married Dominga Zamora on March 28, 1994. He is survived by his parents, Andrew and Denna Skaruppa; son, Michael of Ashtabula, OH; daughters, Cede and Christyna of Jacksonville, FL.; stepson, Glen Bain of Oxnard, CA.; step-daughter, Rachell (Maton) Gershon of Virginia Beach, VA; granddaughters, Kayli and Lily Gershon, Serenity Bain, and Star Lynn Skaruppa; brothers, Timothy, Kenneth (Donna), and Daniel of Ashtabula, OH and many loving extended family members and friends. He was also predeceased by his granddaughter, Sonny Irene Skaruppa. Christopher was a devoted family man. He volunteered for Special Olympic events in California and other fundraising events for children. Military burial services will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd., Jacksonville, FL. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.newhopeforcancer.org . The family wishes to thank the hospital staff for their caring treatment during his illness. Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 940 Cesery Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32211 www.corey-kerlin.com is assisting the family.
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