Earle George ‘Skipper’ Wentworth, obituary

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:45pm

Earle George “Skipper” Wentworth passed away at his home in Rockport, Maine, on May 19, 2020, after a battle with cancer.

He was a lifetime resident of Rockport, as were his parents, Blanche and Kenneth Wentworth, who predeceased him in 1979 and 1995, respectively.

Skipper attended Rockport High School from 1962 through 1965, and graduated from Camden-Rockport in 1966.

He was an outstanding basketball athlete, and at the time of graduation he was the area counties scoring leader with over 1,400 high school total points.

Earl served in the U.S. Army with a duty tour of Vietnam in 1968, before returning to his lifetime residence in Rockport.

He worked at the Camden Tannery company for 25 years, and retired at the Mid-Coast Solid Waste Co. after 21 years on February 6, 2020.

Skipper was an avid golfer at the Goose River Golf Course for many years, and had lots of golfing buddies.

Earle is survived by his brother, Ken Wentworth, Jr, and his wife, Pat, of Kansas City, Missouri; nieces and nephews Debra Wentworth and Tanya, children Jianna and Alexa, Ken Wentworth III and children Jacqueline, Paulina, Brett an Jaxson, and Kevin Wentworth and Martha, children Kevin II and Tiatiana, all of Kansas City, Missouri; cousins Marlene Dodge, Franny Mansfield, Richard Bradford, Dianna Moody and Darryl Wentworth, all residing in Maine.

A special acknowledgment is made to Richard (second cousin) and wife Sandra (Sam) Mansfield, and Sydney Leach for their longtime support and friendship to Skipper over the years.

Included also are very close family friends and frequent visitors of Skipper, Richard and Connie Rios, of Kansas City, Missouri, plus Roy and Wendy Taylor, of New Orleans, Louisiana.

We wish to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Togus VA Medical Center, MaineHealth Home Care and Hospice for the care, love and support they provided Earle during his illness.

Cremation only, and a graveside memorial gathering for family and friends at the Seaview Cemetery in Rockport will be held at a later day when the virus restrictions are lifted.

Any offered donations may be made to the Rockport Fire Department.