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By Joshua Smith
Aug 6, 2014, 4:32pm

Oakfield - Christopher Brian Skelton, age 30, of Oakfield, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at his home.

Chris was born July 18, 1984 in Batavia, a son of Brian T. Skelton of Oakfield and Linda C. (Dan Duffy) Meldrum Skelton of Rochester.

A 2002 graduate of Oakfield-Alabama High School, Chris attended the University of Rochester where he studied economics and was enrolled in the R.O.T.C. program. He was previously employed as a truck driver for Perry's Ice Cream in Akron.

Chris participated in several triathlons’ in the area and ran in many marathons. He enjoyed water skiing and camping in the Adirondacks. An avid Buffalo Bills fan, he went to several games with his cousins, Jason and James. He enjoyed going to country concerts, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle but most of all cherished his time with his son, Mattox.

Surviving along with his parents are his son, Mattox Simms of Bath; his brother, Matthew Skelton of Oakfield; paternal grandmother, Elaine (late James) Skelton of Oakfield, an uncle, Kevin (Diane) Skelton of Oakfield; an aunt, Lyn (Robert) Maute of Batavia; several cousins, including Jason (Jackie Oetinger) Skelton of Chili and James (Nicole) Skelton and their daughter, Amelia Rose Skelton of Buffalo; maternal grandparents, William (Carol) Meldrum of Palm Springs, California; uncles, Richard (Elba) Meldrum of Florida and William (Lori) Meldrum of Waterloo and an aunt, Sandra Jones of Texas.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Private burial will be in Cary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial designations for his son, Mattox. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle, please visit

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