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Glenburn - Frank "Skip" Mayhew III, 57, departed this life on May 15, 2019. He was born on November 29th, 1961. He was raised in Hermon, Maine, where he attended elementary through high school, graduating from Hermon High School, class of 1980. He grew up working in the woods from the age of 10 until he graduated high school, when he joined the Navy in active duty for four years. Skip was stationed in Kings Bay, GA, Norfolk, VA, and Bayonne, NJ. He once travelled from the North Pole to Bermuda over a 30 day period. He also visited Sweden, England, Norway, Jamaica, Haiti, the Cayman Islands, and Mexico. Most importantly, during his four years of active duty he met Vicki, in 1983. He spent the following 9 years in the reserves. After his time with the Navy he was in the logging industry for 6 years, until he and Vicki started their own firewood business which they owned and operated for over 10 years. Skip also worked for Napa Auto Parts, Maine Tree Service, Katahdin Tree Service, Subway, and Sam's Club. He was a member of the West Glenburn Community Club. He was both an avid hunter and yardsaler.
Skip is survived by his wife of 28 years, the love of his life and best friend, Vicki Mayhew. He is also survived by his father-in-law and dear friend, Ronnie Tarr; Cory Ness, who is not only the mother of his two surviving children, but also a dear and devoted friend; and his children, Jennifer Mayhew, Jeffrey and wife, Jenn Mayhew, and Christopher Tarr. Skip and Vicki's youngest child, Frank Mayhew IV, passed away on January 3, 2016, from FFI. Skip also leaves behind his grandchildren: First born and special grandson, Quintin, Landen, Libby, and JJ; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Horace & Kelley Dunton, brother-in-law, Dennis Smith, sister-in-law, Terry Mayhew; several nieces and nephews, including special nephews, Travis Dunton and Jessie Smith, and wife Rebecca; special nieces, Shantelle Edkins and Tasha Robichaud; two special aunts, Ada Boudreau and Charlotte Hanscom and family, Uncle Calvin McKay and his wife Sandy; cousins, Lori and Ralph Treadwell, Dot Tardiff and family, Richard, Cathy, Jeremy, Cleveland and Allison Bemis, and Karen and John Austin. Special friends include, Bruce and Sharon Nason, Robert and Joanne Fontaine, Roger and Tina Johnson, Nicole Plain, Devon Treadwell-Johnson, Matt and Michelle Perkins, Bryan Thurlow, Kelly Wotton, Mike Dennis, Donnie and Roberta Alexander, Dicky Treadwell, Carol Treadwell, Jane Withee, Mark Pomeroy & family, Dennis Frost, Melinda Adams and Tammy Noyes. He was predeceased by his sister, Peggy Smith, brother, Scott Mayhew, mother-in-law, Betty Tarr, and special uncle, Cleveland Bemis.
Skip is extremely grateful for the amazing medical professionals who cared for him in Bangor and Boston; Darla Cameron, Sue Leighton, Dawn McKay, Dr. Josanna Rodriguez-Lopez and staff, Nina, Rose, and Avery, Dr. Richard Channick, Veronica and Denise, of SJH Pulmonary Rehab, NL Home Health staff: Kim, Sherryl, Devon, Carrie and Anne, and Hospice staff; Marge, Cindy and Tricia. Skip deeply appreciated the immense love, prayers and support he and Vicki received during his illness. Skip followed in his son Frankie's footsteps by donating his brain to the NPPSC for FFI research. He also participated in the University of San Francisco research program for FFI in hopes of helping the next generations escape the deadly disease. He wanted everyone to know that he wrote this obituary with the help of his son, Chris, and if he forgot anyone, he promises he didn't mean to.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 5 to 7pm Monday, May 20, 2019 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, with military honors at the latter part of the visiting hours. A funeral service will be held 12pm Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Steve Straubel officiating. Condolences to the family may be expressed at
Published on May 17, 2019
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Lavern Crenshaw
May 22, 2019
Was sooo sorry to hear about Skips Passing. I knew skip sooo many years ago and was sad to hear of his passing and my heart goes out to his Mother. All of u are in my prayers.
Lee Batchelder
May 21, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to The Mayhew family.
Cathy Adams
May 21, 2019
Vicki, My heart breaks for you all. Skippy will be missed dearly. will miss his smile and kind heart.
Justin Hafford
May 20, 2019
Sincerest condolences to the family. I enjoyed much time with Skip during basketball and school events. Much mirth and fun was always had, and this pic captured one of those shared moments of jest. Be at peace brother.
Jane Hopkins
May 19, 2019
Vicki and family
So very sorry to see this...
Rest In Peace Skip
Vivian Rennebu
May 19, 2019
Vicki & Family: You have lost a wonderful man & my thoughts & prayers are with you in this sad time. I wish I could be there Mon. & Tues. but we have to go back home. I would of given anything to see him one last time. RIP cousin Skip
Brenda Plaumann
May 19, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength to you all.
Steve & Wendy Clewley
May 19, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss,My heart & prayers goes out to Vicki & the family.God bless you all.
Judith Goodwin rich
May 18, 2019
Sending prayers to skips wife and family I worked with skip at the hotel connected to the air port the Sheraton we had a lot of good times he will be missed. Fratal love judy and mickey.
Karen Robinson Salisbury
May 18, 2019
My heart goes out to Skip's family and friends. He has departed from this earth but shall never truly leave, for he will live on in our hearts and minds. .Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bruce and Sharon
May 18, 2019
He’ll always be our pillsbury dough boy love you both always
Lisa Arbour
May 17, 2019
I am so very sorry for the loss of your amazing husband, father, brother, friend and many more to others, we are cousins and we were friends. Many years have passed since we saw each other, I am thankful for the past year with him on social media. He certainly was a wonderful man and very kind to everyone. Sending love and healing prayers to who knew and loved him.
Vickie Easler
May 17, 2019
Vicki and Families , Saddened to her the news of Skip's passing. We will always remember his kind heart. Prayers for you to find peace in your heart and comfort in your memories. The ones we love so deeply are never forgotten, they remain forever in our hearts . They are watching over us from above. Thoughts & prayers are with you.
Love Rebecca Robinson & Vickie Easler
Stephen Randall
May 17, 2019
I'm sorry to here this. Skip was such a good man. One of the most friendly people I've ever met. My prayers are with the family.
Laura Johnson
May 17, 2019
I'll remember Skip as someone who genuinely cared about others, never failing to ask "How are you doing?" His kind thoughts, deeply appreciated in my heart. Truly a gentle soul. I hope you find comfort in the loving memories you and Skip shared.
Sue crane
May 17, 2019
Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.
Michelle (Missy) Arbour-Lanphear.
May 17, 2019
Sending peace and comfort to "Skippy's" entire family. Hold your memories close to your heart.
Dwight Keirstead
May 17, 2019
Nadine Arbour
May 17, 2019
There are no words that can take away your heartache, but know that we are all sending love and prayers to you Vicki and your family and friends . Skip was my cousin and I have nothing but fond memories of him. I know he is resting now and will always be with you Vicki. Warm hugs to you
May 17, 2019
I use to see him at alot of yard sale know he is gone but not forgotten. R.I.P you sure will be missed buy alot of people.god greated other angle. R.I.P
May 17, 2019
Sorry for your lost R.I.P
Vicki Eaton
May 17, 2019
Frankie was a great man all the way around.. Healing prayers to his family.
Tina (Arbour) Philbrick
May 17, 2019
Iam so sorry for your loss, skip was my cousin, even though we hardly ever saw each other my heart hurts from this.May you find comfort and peace with your sweet memories of laughter, and love, May GOD bless you.
Brookings-Smith Funeral Home
May 17, 2019