BRUNSWICK — Carl “Skip” Jewett Jr., 76, died July 18 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center after a bout with cancer.
Jewett was born in Waterville on February 24, 1936, the son of Karl E. and Stella Emery Jewett. He was raised in Brunswick on Old Bath Road and educated in Brunswick Schools.
In 1961, he entered the U.S. Army. He married Irene Dionne on August 27, 1962. Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Jewett began his career working as a contractor for Harry Crooker, for Ronnie Webber, and until his death, for Ray Labbe and Sons.
Jewett was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Waldoboro Rod and Gun Club and the CB Club. He loved collecting and repairing guns, and was an avid reader of western novels.
Jewett also was a “jack of all trades,” building both his and his daughter’s homes, repairing cars and plowing driveways. He lent a hand to anyone who needed it. He also loved animals, and fed birds frequently.
Jewett is predeceased by son Patrick Reid, grandson Christopher Reid, brother Maurice Jewett and sister Kathleen McCourt.
He is survived by his wife Irene Jewett, of Brunswick; daughters Terri Taylor-Olsen, of Durham, Donna Harkins, of Brunswick, and Debbie, Stella and Patty; daughter-in-law Judy Reid, of Brunswick; grandchildren Tammi Moore, of Durham, Andrea Harkins, of Farmington, Darcie Harkins, of Portland, and Kimberly Harkins, of Lisbon; great-grand children Benjamin and Zachary Moore, of Durham, and Finn Hunt, of Lisbon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours were held July 22 at Stetson’s Funeral Home in Brunswick. Following cremation, a graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday, July 28, at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Cemetery, Brunswick.
Memorial donations may be made to Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011. Condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com