TOPSHAM — Joseph F. Skelton, 37, died Oct. 15 at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a long illness.

He was born in Brunswick on Sept. 29, 1975, the son of Leonard O. Jr. and Theresa A. Smothers Skelton.

Skelton attended Bowdoinham and Topsham schools and was a 1995 graduate of Mt. Ararat High School. He enjoyed computer games, Facebook, Playstation and watching NASCAR races on television. He also enjoyed animals and going out to socialize with friends.

Surviving is his father, Leonard O. Skelton Jr; his brother, Leonard O. Skelton III, of Bowdoinham; his mother, Theresa McKellar, of Richmond; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service was held Oct. 22 at the Bay View Cemetery in Bowdoinham. Memorial donations may be made to Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102, and will be used to help children with heart disease and diabetes.

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