Joshua T. Day III (Skip), age 82, passed away on January 15th after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease from exposure of Agent Orange.
Skip was born in Boston, MA on April 16,1938 to the late Joshua Tyler Day Jr. and Georgia White Day and brothers Robert, and Frederick.
Skip is survived by his wife and soul mate of 59 years, Arlene, and his mother-in-law Darlene Mac Runnels. He is also survived by his four children: Mark, Michael, Joanna and Jill, 8 grandchildren, Cory, Janelle, Tyler, Samuel, Joshua, Hannah, Christopher and Isabella, 2 step-grandchildren, Shaina and Becca and 5 step-great grandchildren, and multiple nieces and nephews.
Skip spent his childhood days living in Reading MA, then off to college and then to the Air Force. After training he flew in B-52’s, F-105’s, F-4’s, as a Wild Weasel, then managed gunnery ranges around the world.
Skip is a veteran of both the Vietnam and Cold Wars. For his service, he earned a bronze star, 5 Air medals, Air Force outstanding unit medal with a combat V. Skip served honorably in the Air Force and retired at the rank of major.
Skip’s experience in the Air Force played a very important role in his life. He was able to take his family around the world and expose them to different cultures and experiences.
After retirement Skip received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration and worked as a Town Administer of the town of Lincolnville, ME for 17 years. Then retired again.
Skip loved going to their lake house on Lake Onawa Maine. He enjoyed walking in the woods and boating around the lake visiting with friends.
Skip was a dedicated member of Rotary International, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also active in the United Methodist Church on different committees and sang in the choir which he loved. He was committed volunteer to numerous endeavors. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.
The family would like to thank all staff at Bickford Senior Living, Mary B’s memory care unit. They cared for Skip with kindness for the past year.
Also, a thank you to Heartland Hospice for their help and care of both Skip and his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Parkinson’s Foundation or Rotary International.