Born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1935
Departed in Melbourne, Florida on January 16, 2019
Allan Giles Skellett, 83, of Melbourne left this earth on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. His life accomplishments include being a musician, US Marine Veteran, avid golfer, horse trainer and trick roper. His most valued contribution to the community was inspiring students at Satellite High School. Allan taught science, and he coached golf, basketball and swimming. Allan also made his mark on Florida Institute of Technology coaching Basketball and being inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame. His love of golf included a game with Michael Bolton.
Allan leaves behind his daughter, Pride Woods; granddaughter, Stephanie Gady (Andrew Aycock);
brother, Robert Skellett (Donna) and sister, Patricia Young (Bill).
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Florida Institute of Technology, All Faith Center, 3216 Engineering Dr., Melbourne, FL 32901.
This is a Celebration of my dad’s life, no tears, I welcome happy short memories, and happy colors.
from Marietta, GA wrote on January 25, 2019:
I’d like to extend my condolences to Mr Skeellet’s family. I had Mr Skellett for physiology way back in 1996. While I’ve surely forgotten all of the lessons learned in dissecting a fetal pig, the man himself left a much larger impression. He was a really funny and classy guy and I still remember the positive impact he had on my education.
from Brown wrote on January 25, 2019:
As my high school biology, Mr. Skellett solidified my love of biology. Because of him, I continued on and am now an Associate Professor of Biology at EFSC.
Dave Woods and Family
from West Melbourne wrote on January 25, 2019:
Pops always called me Babe when we were visiting. He will be missed and remembered with appreciation and love. Pride and Steph our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love Dave and Family
from Melbourne wrote on January 23, 2019:
I was in Mr. Skellett's A&P class '80-'81 & his student aide for '81-'82. He was a life-changing teacher & I have so many good memories of his class. He spoke about his daughter many times & the love he felt for her was obvious. He made a huge difference to so many of us. Thank you for sharing him with us.
from Viera wrote on January 20, 2019:
This morning I was saddened to learn of the passing of my good friend Al. Back in the 70s I was the golf coach at Mel Hi and he was the golf coach at Satellite. We were friendly rivals. But my greatest memory was a bet he and I had over a Mel Hi - Satellite football game. The beat was whomever won the game got to put a pie in the face of the other at the 50 yard line. For most of the game Satellite was winning but right at the end Mel Hi pulled out a win. Al in the good spirit he always was took the pie directly in the face. He was such a great person and made a difference in so many lives!