Roger Skalko - Arrangements.
It is Roger's wish and I quote (that I be cremated at Oakridge Funeral Care, this is to be no calling hours, no viewing, no service and no public to attend) unquote, so we will abide by his requests, however it is obvious that he did not know how he touched so many people in the World of Waterskiing and we cannot let his passing go without some tribute to his passion for our sport. We have arranged with USA Waterski that they will accept donations for Roger and in a couple of months we will have a legacy for Roger, at the Hall of Fame Museum and any monies left over we will use in some way as a memorial to him connected to our sport. Donations should be made payable to USA Waterski Foundation (clearly marked Roger Skalko Fund in the Memo line) send to USAWaterski 1251 Holy Cow Road Polk City Fl 33868-8200
Join us at the USA Water Ski Hall of Fame & Museum this Friday, February 20, 2015 at 6:00 P.M. for dinner and drinks to celebrate the life of Roger Skalko. Roger Skalko made a tremendous impact on the water ski community, from his work with collegiate athletes to his efforts in creating Lake Grew, Roger was always involved in paving new roads for the sport. Roger was loved by the entire water ski community and will forever be deeply missed, but never forgotten. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Roger’s memory to USA Waterski Foundation.
We have some very sad news to share with our waterski community. Our very dear friend Roger Skalko left our world today. Roger was loved by the entire waterski world. Always present at all the tournaments, first one to help. I am sure he has been driving a lot of you guys trying to coach you. Roger was either skiing or driving the boat. Coach of Florida Southern, he has been helping a lot of kids out. We will miss him very much. He has been a father for a lot of us especially Marion and I ! One thing we know is that Roger loved his life.Roger’s family was the waterski community. More details will come soon about his arrangements. Scot and Marion Ellis