John Schalkham

John Schalkman

John Schalkham,, age 70, of Spring Hill, FL, husband of Betsy (Chatterton) Schalkman, passed away at Hospice House, Wednesday, October 14th surrounded by his family.

John was born March 6, 1945 in the Bronx, NY to Margaret and Henry Schalkham.

John owned/operated Auto Craft Paint & Body Shop of Carmel, NY, for 35 years, a very reputable and successful business. John loved retiring in Florida where he enjoyed playing golf, relaxing at the pool.

In addition to his devoted wife, Betsy, Mr. Schalkman is survived by his four sons, John and his wife Cheryl of Brookfield, Brad and his wife Maggie of Newtown, Greg and his longtime companion Stephanie and Matt as well as his four step-children, Richard and his wife Ashley of Stamford, Jacqui of New Fairfield, Phil and his wife Ali of New Fairfield and Robert and his wife Kim of LaGrangeville, NY. He was blessed by fourteen beautiful grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Paul and longtime companion Nancy of San Antonio, FL and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015  at 11 am at the Congregational Church of New Fairfield, 22 Gillotti Rd, New Fairfield, CT.

 In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd, Hudson, FL 34667and spending time with family and friends.

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