Paul J. Skahan, 81, of East Windsor, CT  beloved husband of Geraldine (Reardon) Skahan for 53-plus years, died Monday, April 21, 2008, at Caleb Hitchcock- Duncaster of Bloomfield. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 26, 1927, son of the late Elmer & Mary (Block) Skahan, he had lived in Navarre, Fla., before moving to East Windsor. Paul was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and the Korean War.Paul enlisted in the Navy at 17 “to fight the Nips.”  He qualified on and made war patrolson USS Bugara SS331. During his Navy career, Paul also served on Greenfish, Amberjack, Caiman, Pompon, Corporal, Bang, and as Chief of the Boat on Thomas Jefferson, retiring as a Senior Chief Radioman after 22 years of service.  He was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church, SouthWindsor, enjoyed reading history, and was an avid New York Mets baseball fan.  He was an active and avid bridge player and would often be found at the South Windsor Community Center. Among his memberships he was a member of the Submarine Veterans of World War II and Subvets, Inc. In addition to his wife, he leaves their children, Patrickin Maine, Kevin in Tennessee, Thomas of SouthWindsor, Gerald in Tennessee, Kathleen Schumann of Suffield, and Paula Skahan in Tennessee; two sisters, Carol Mir and Celeste DeBono, both in Florida; and 16 grandchildren. Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery, Broad Brook, with military honors.