Fred Skomp, long time resident of Key West, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 30, 2014.
Fred was born Feb. 24, 1943 in Kokomo, Ind. Before moving to the Keys, Fred was in upper management for a new and growing shipping company, UPS in New York City. Fred and his wife Cindy, moved to the Florida Keys and purchased Atlantis Marina on Long Key in 1976. From there Fred and Cindy moved to Key West in 1986 and bought and renovated several private homes before buying and developing Conch Harbor Marina in Key West with business partner, the late Joe Roth. Afterward, developed Hurricane Hole Restaurant & Marina on Stock Island with partner Tim Root. Fred, Cindy and son Curtis, also started and owned Southernmost Commercial Real Estate from 1992 to 2000. Fred and Cindy traveled the world and sailed all seven oceans and continents. He loved boating, fishing, golfing and time with his family.
Fred is preceded in death by father Roy, mother Thelma and brother Russ. Fred is survived by his brother Mark (Kathy) from Chattanooga, Tenn., and sister Phyllis (Richard) from Hillsboro, Ohio, life partner and wife of 42 years, Cindy, sons Curtis (Mariana) Skomp of Key West, and Christopher (Rhonda) Skomp from Noblesville, Ind. Also survived by grandchildren that loved him very much, Mia, Corey, Jacob and Tyler Skomp along with many loved nieces and nephews around the country, extended family in Lima, Peru. Also many great friends in the Keys.
A celebration of Fred's life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the SPCA.
The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home is entrusted with all funeral arrangements.