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SKOBE, Ziedonis 77, of Mattapoisett, peacefully passed away at his home on August 5, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife, Penny Aymie, and his adored children: Andrew and his wife Catherine of New York, Kristen and her husband Joseph Ribeiro of Georgetown, Matthew Skobe of Lynn, and Rebecca Skobe of Hamilton, as well as nine grandchildren and extended family. Dr. Skobe came here to the U.S. as a refugee from Latvia during World War II and went on to earn his Ph.D. and work as a research scientist at Forsyth Institute for over 40 years, most recently as Head, Biostructure Core Facility. Donations can be made in memory of Ziedonis Skobe to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift. Private services will be held at a later date.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 9, 2018
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