BATH — Kenneth F. MacDonald, 87, formerly of Bath and Woolwich, died July 26 at Mid Coast Hospital after residing at Dionne Commons for the past three years.
He was born in Bath on March 28, 1926, the son of Daniel Wallace MacDonald and Ethel Cushman. He attended school in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1946. On July 29, 1950, he married Marjorie L. Achorn.
He was a member of the Bath Area Senior Citizens, The Coasters, Saint Andrews Society, the Bath YMCA, Maine Wood Carvers and the Down East Soaring Club, plus other area model airplane clubs. One of his lifelong interests was building radio-controlled model airplanes, some with wingspans of more than five feet.
He worked at his brother’s boat yard and then Bath Iron Works, retiring in 1988 after 38 years of service.
MacDonald is survived by three adopted children Cynthia Brown, of Edgecomb, Paul MacDonald, of Oregon, and Marilyn Smith, of Bath; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his wife; parents; siblings Norman MacDonald, Daniel MacDonald, Emma McCabe, Marie Main, Agnes Gavin and Wallace MacDonald; a grandson, Kenneth Brown; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley MacDonald.
A funeral was held July 30 at the Desmond & Son Funeral Home in Bath. Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bath Area YMCA or an organization of choice.
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Kenneth F. MacDonald, 87