Warren P. Skillings Sr. age 85 passed away at his home in Woolwich with family members on September 6, 2018. Warren was born in Scarborough, Maine on August 13, 1933 and the son of Winfield (Winnie) and Ellen. He was one of 10 siblings. All except one, his sister Nancy have passed. Nancy is 89.

Warren made Bath his home in 1958 after coming back from serving two Korean War tours in the US Navy. He served on two different Bath Iron Works (BIW) Destroyers, the USS Fiske DD-842 and the USS NOA DD-841. He was very proud of his years of military service and his 37 plus years of commitment to and employment at BIW.

In addition to his career at Bath Iron Works (BIW) and helping his wife of 61 years Mary raise 3 children, he dedicated 45 years of community service to making many facets of life better for the residents of Bath and surrounding towns.

Warren served as president of the Bath Chamber of Commerce from 1962 – 1967, backing “Urban Renewal” a very important issue facing the city during those years. He also served on the Bath City Council from 1966 to 1972, serving as the city council representative to many different forums including: Bath Recreation Committee, Bath Chamber of Commerce, Bath YMCA, Industrial Building Committee and the Dilapidated Building Committee.

From 1969 – 1973, he served on the Bath Board of Education acting as Chairman in 1973. During his tenure on the board he was the city representative on several forums including the Teacher Negotiations Committee and the Morse High School Vocational Building Committee which recommended and resulted in the Vocational Program. He also chaired the original Building Planning Committee which recommended and resulted in the consolidation of the Dike/Newell and Fisher Mitchell schools.

In addition to his contributions to the local political and educational arenas, Warren also found time for youth activities in Bath and surrounding towns. He was the Director of the Bath YMCA Youth activities from 1976 – 1979. Although Warren spent much of his non-work time performing basketball, football and baseball administrative and coaching duties at multiple levels, he had a special love for Little League baseball. He served as the President of the Bath Little League from 1967 – 1978 and held the position of the State of Maine Director from 1968-1978. In 1971 he served as the State of Maine Little League Tournament Chairman. The tourney was held in Bath. The eventual tourney winner Augusta went on to win the New England Tournament and represent Maine and New England in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He also was a big supporter of the Bath Babe Ruth League. As a coach his teams won three consecutive Bath Babe Ruth League titles.

Warren’s many years of service to the community and country were recognized by the Morse High School Mainsail Committee in 2002. The award is given to a person who has demonstrated beyond a doubt a respect for the environment, pride in the City of Bath and its surrounding towns, a person who has given up an amazing amount of time to: youth, education in Bath, the community, state and has demonstrated pride in his country. He delivered a powerful acceptance speech first thanking the late Kyle Fitzherbert and his dad John for nominating him for the award. He went on to encourage all high school students to be active participants in (their) community and to take full advantage of their right to vote. He used a quote from his idol, John F. Kennedy, “Do not ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country?”.

Later in life Warren also served on the Town of Woolwich Agricultural Forest Resources and Road Committees. Warren is survived by his wife Mary, sister Nancy, daughters in law Patti and Barbara, sons Warren Jr. Gary and Mathew, grandchildren Susan, Jay, Amy, Nathan and Ally, great grandchildren Kyle, Tommy and Madelyn and many nieces and nephews. All three sons and their families grew up in the local Bath area and were active participants in the local sports scene as players and coaches.

A Celebration of Life Event will take place at the Bath Country Club on September 20th. The service will begin at 5:00 PM, be followed by a Sharing of Memories, Military Service Tribute and conclude with a reception. Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. The family hopes local area residents will attend and share a memory of a man whom truly was a prodigious mainsail in the Bath community.

Memorial contributions can be made in Warren’s name to Miles and St. Andrews Home Health & Hospice. The family would like to specifically thank Laura for the care she provided Warren.