Malcolm E. “Eddie” Skinner Jr.

Malcolm E. “Eddie” Skinner Jr. slipped away peacefully on December 17, 2016 at Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill after a long illness. He was the beloved son of the late Mary Dobbie Skinner and Malcolm E. Skinner Sr.

He was born at Lawrence General Hospital on October 31, 1943 and was a lifelong resident of Andover. He was educated in the Andover school system and was a graduate of Northeastern University. Upon graduation, he was employed as an Electrical Engineer at Raytheon Corporation for forty years, where he excelled, and received many awards for his patents.

Throughout his youth and into adulthood, he belonged to the North Reading Rifle Club. He will be missed by the many, many friends that he met along the way. He also owned a large farm in Parsonsfield , Maine and after his retirement, he was able to spend many happy days cultivating prize winning blueberries, apples, and strawberries each summer to the delight of his family and his neighbors in Maine and in Andover.

He is survived by his brother, Mitchell A. Skinner, and many cousins.

Eddie lived his life on his own terms and brought out the very best in his family and friends. Upon his request there will be no calling hours. Donations may be made to The Cancer Center of America and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

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  1. David B Veit on December 22, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Ed was a great friend and colleague at Raytheon and will be missed. I’ll miss seeing him at the Easy Pickin’ Farm and especially enjoyed his famous blueberries. My sincere condolences.

  2. Nunzio Cavallaro on December 24, 2016 at 2:56 am

    My condolences to the Skinner family on their loss. Ed was a great engineer and a pleasure to work with at Raytheon.. I particularly enjoyed the fall when apples from Ed’s orchard were available. Ed will be missed.

  3. George Brooks Jr on December 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Ed will be missed I worked with him on the Fruit Grows for over 20 years. My family will also miss him, gone too soon.

  4. Dom La Rosa on December 30, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Ed was such a nice humble person as I learned to know him as a member of the Essex County Fruit growers Association. Many a meeting he attended and gave me many a suggestion and tip on growing fruits. He was a loyal member who gave many hours of his time helping make our Topsfield Fair Apple and Cider booth run smoothly and efficiently. You could count on him to be there. I will miss his friendship and quiet demeanor. Sincerely, Dom La Rosa

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