Thursday, January 05, 2012

Skipper Greer (1945-2012)


Skipper Greer, age 66, died Wednesday night January 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm Pacific, due to complications arising from brain surgery.

Joe Kirk (L) and Skipper Greer (R) in Sienna, Italy, in 2011

Skipper was born and raised in tiny Grandfield, Oklahoma. After attending Oklahoma State he moved to Los Angeles. He acted in films alongside talents like Raquel Welch. His love of the movie business and Hollywood glamour enabled him to segue effortlessly into behind-the-scenes roles, including working directly for a number of famous actors and a long stint at Disney.

More importantly, he was charming, sweet, funny, sincere, and caring. The impact he had on my father's life is impossible to articulate. I am grateful for the chance to have known him.

To remember and honor Skipper, my father has established a scholarship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology named the Skipper Greer and Joseph L. Kirk ('64) Scholarship Fund. 

In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, you can make a tax-deductible contribution to the fund. Checks should be made out to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including a designation to deposit it into fund account #347-4500. 

Mail the check and designation to:

MIT
Recording Secretary's Office
600 Memorial Drive, Bldg W98-300
Cambridge MA 02139

All contributions will be matched by my father or me.

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