ALEXANDER and PRINCETON – Kilby Kneeland, 78, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at his home in Alexander. He was born March 7, 1931, in Princeton, to Harry and Hazel (Day) Kneeland. Kilby was a kind and good-natured man who was loved by many. He had a great love for children, especially his grandchildren, and to many of them he passed on his sense of humor and wit. He had a fondness for dogs, with his favorites being Colonel and Raven. He served his country during the Korean War, spending time in Japan. He had many jobs during his life, the most recent as a truck driver for his cousin and good friend, LC “Pat” Day. In prior years he worked for Dead River, and owned and operated laundromats in Baileyville and Lubec, and Moosehorn Lounge & Motel, Baring. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Betty (Doten) Kneeland; his favorite sister, Earlise (Gould) Kneeland; and a sister, Ameila Moore. He leaves behind his loving wife, Emma (Hatfield) Kneeland of Alexander; his devoted daughter, Debbie (Kneeland) Polzun and her friend, Herb Gross, of Manchester, Conn.; a daughter, Lori MacArthur and her husband, Barry, of Connecticut; two brothers, Leon Kneeland and his wife, Rosalie, of East Hampton, Conn., and Dean Kneeland and his wife, Sue, of Princeton; two stepchildren who loved him dearly and considered him their Dad, Kim Pottle and her friend, John Cameron, of Calais and Mike Turner of Alexander; grandchildren, Billy Polzun, Shauna Gowin and her husband, Fred, of Connecticut, Scott, Jesse and Kayla Pottle of Calais; and Keith Turner of Alexander; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Hailey Polzun, and Bailey and MacKenzie Gowin, all of Connecticut; many nieces and nephews and their children. He will be remembered by many as the man with the beard and dry sense of humor. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at Church of the Open Bible, Alexander. Donations in Kilby’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.