1955 – 2015

LISBON FALLS — Jeffrey M. Skolfield of Lisbon Falls, following a three-year battle with cancer and other health-related issues, left us on Saturday, March 14, in search of a new hunting ground, a place where the rivers and streams run quietly, the wind is in his face and the green clover fields are filled with deer.

Jeffrey was born in Skowhegan on Dec. 6, 1955, the son of Ezra (Bud) and Phyllis Skolfield of Lisbon Falls. He graduated from Lisbon High School in the Class of 1975.

He was a member of the Lisbon Falls Fire Department in the mid 70s and early 80s.

In September 1976, he was among the first Maine firefighters to graduate from the Maine State Fire Academy at the Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute in Presque Isle. He was an electrician and got his start by helping family friend and neighbor, Jim Kelly, wire houses after school and on weekends. After high school, he went on to work full time with Jim at Enterprise Electric. He worked for a few other electrical contractors, including Huston and Frena, and L & B Electrical Contractors of Lisbon Falls. He owned and operated Cedar Pond Electric until his illness forced him into retirement.

He was a huge motorcycle enthusiast, and has ridden across the country on his Harley-Davidsons.

Jeffrey was a member and past president of the Slovak Catholic Association for many years.

He enjoyed playing cribbage, and taking trips to the 5th, St. John area, and also owning and shooting fine hunting rifles. He was an excellent marksman. Jeffrey loved to hunt — his passion for deer hunting was immense, and he has taken many nice deer. As his illness grew worse, his goal was to get to hunt one last year, and with the help of his friends and brothers, he did.

He leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Beth Skolfield; his four daughters, Heather Skolfield and partner, Jason, of Augusta, Melissa Skolfield and her partner, Erik, of Auburn, Hollie Skolfield and her partner, Ian, of Auburn, and Katie Skolfield and her partner, Justin, of Lisbon Falls; seven grandchildren, Emma, Ethan, Mark, Baylee, Natalie, Katelyn, and Lukas, with two more on the way; brother, Daniel Skolfield and his wife, Sharon, of Lisbon Falls; three stepbrothers, Rand Griffin Sr. and Brett Griffin of Durham, and Jim Griffin of Brunswick; and one stepsister, Jamie Griffin of Harpswell.

Jeffrey was predeceased by his parents; and his stepfather, James Griffin.

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