EASTON – Harold A. “Hal” Kinney, 91, died Oct. 26, 2012, in the presence of his family at Presque Isle Nursing Home. The son of Alfred B. and Ella (Ladner) Kinney, Jan. 11, 1921, Harold was born in Easton and was the fourth of seven children.
Harold married Kathryn Jane Towle, Nov. 22, 1951, at Pine Tree Church, Easton, and settled in Easton, where they raised five children. Harold was known for his good nature, personal integrity, devotion to his wife and family, and contributions to the community. Harold graduated from Easton High School, class of 1938, and went on to attend the University of Maine, Orono, where in majored in agronomy and was a member of Phi Eta Kappa. Harold left college early due to his father’s illness and returned to Easton to take over the family farm. He would go on to farm for 49 more years until his retirement in 1990. Harold was the third generation to operate the family farm. He was active in service to the town of Easton, serving on the school board, planning board, board of selectman, town budget committee and Easton Housing Development Board. He was a member of Anah Temple Shrine, a 50-year member of the Masons – Trinity Lodge No. 130, A.F. & A.M., Presque Isle, member and past president of Easton Lions Club and a member of the board of directors of Fort Fairfield Community General Hospital.
Harold is survived by his children, Lorraine Adams of Newport News, Va., Van Kinney of Chantilly, Va., Jane Kinney of Kennebunk and Sara Dennis and her husband, Casey, of Hanover, N.H.; his sister, Vera Cullins of Presque Isle; his sisters-in-law, Clara Towle Hussey of Mars Hill and Olivia Moreau Kinney of Fort Myers, Fla.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Harold was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn; his son, R. Andrew Kinney; his grandson, Lance Cpl. Joshua Kinney; and his siblings, Ralph, Doris, Vaughn, Inez and Wendell.
Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield, where a Masonic memorial service will be conducted 1:45 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Otto Palmer officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Estes Park Cemetery, Easton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Pine Tree Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 704 Houlton Road, Easton, ME 04740.