Daniel M. Kimball

Posted Aug. 12, 2013, at 7:38 p.m.

BELMONT, Mass., and NORTHEAST HARBOR – Daniel M. Kimball, 72, died Aug. 9, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. He was born, Oct. 15, 1940, in Bar Harbor, the son of Loren E. and Marian (MacDonald) Kimball.

He graduated from Mount Desert High School in Northeast Harbor and the University of Connecticut, with a BA in English. After college he served in the U.S. Army.

Danny then lived in Simsbury, Conn., and worked for Travelers Insurance. Upon the death of his aunt, Margaret Kimball, he and his sister, Nancy Kimball Ho, assumed the ownership and management of The Kimball Shop in Northeast Harbor, until the mid-80s, when he took over as general manager for the Asticou Inn. After his retirement from Asticou, he became involved in several real estate projects. He completely retired in 2007.

Danny was very involved in the community. He served on the Mount Desert Island School Committee as member and chairman, the Town of Mount Desert Zoning Board as a member, the Northeast Harbor Library as a member and chairman, and the Northeast Harbor Sailing School.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Lydia Clothier (Fitler) Kimball; four sons, William C. and Andrew B. Kimball of Belmont, Mass., and sons with his former wife, Ellen Kappes, Alexander L. Kimball of North Yarmouth and Benjamin D. Kimball of Williamsburg, Mass.; his sister, Nancy K. Ho of Northeast Harbor; and two nephews.

Private graveside services will be held at Kimball Family Cemetery, Northeast Harbor.

Contributions in Danny’s memory may be made to Northeast Harbor Library, P.O. Box 279, Northeast Harbor, ME 04660; the Southwest Harbor Animal Welfare, Inc., P.O. Box 434, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679; or Fessenden School to benefit the Skills Center, 250 Waltham St., Newton, MA 02460.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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