MILLINOCKET – Mortimer S. “Mort” Skinner, 83, passed away at a Lincoln health care facility on Dec. 10, 2003. He was born in Stacyville on Aug. 27, 1920, the son of Nellie Guiggey and E. Mortimer Skinner. He grew up in Millinocket, where he attended Millinocket schools. Mort was a well-known person in town and was well-liked. He was very witty, wry, and droll. Mort was always telling stories about his adventures, especially in the woods where he lived most of his life. He was a trapper, a hunter, a fisherman, and loved spending time at his camp at Shad Pond. His nephews would all take turns staying with him at his camp, finding these stays with him very exciting, eating “squirrel stew”, fresh trout, and other natural delights. He served in the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Ranger in the South Pacific during World War II. Mort loved going to the V.F.W., where he was a lifetime member, to play cards with his friends. He especially liked, and was quite a whiz, at cribbage. He was noted for his good looks, his beautiful smile, and his winning personality. He worked many years on the log drives for the Great Northern Paper Company Spruce Wood Department. Mort had many good friends who will miss him, especially Jimmy Walsh and Larry Yeo. Two special friends who predeceased him were Frank Brown and Honk Robbins. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all his nieces and nephews, especially his niece, Barbara, and her husband, John DiCentes, of Millinocket, who took care of him these last few years. He leaves behind a brother, Richard Skinner of Millinocket, several relatives in and around Stacyville, and nieces and their families in Georgia. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Bill and his wife Sylvia; a sister, Beatrice Stewart, and a sister, Cleo Farnell. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held at a later date, and a graveside service will be held in the Spring. If friends wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St., Millinocket 04462 or to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Discretionary Fund. Arrangements are by R.L. Bouchard Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket. For online register book, please go to