Kenneth Theadore Gatcomb

HANCOCK – Kenneth Theadore Gatcomb, 73, passed away Aug. 11, 2016, in Bangor, surrounded by his family. He was born in Hartford, Conn., Oct. 20, 1942, to Austin Harding and Rose Mary (Martin) Gatcomb.

Early on, Ken worked as a car salesman, fished on a shrimp boat in Louisiana, and was a sponge diver in Florida, before discovering his true passion for carpentry, to which he dedicated 45 years; owning his own business and working with Larry Smith on the houses at Grindstone Neck. A devoted father and husband of 34 years, Kenneth loved to go cruising through Maine, trying to find that one road he and Marcia had never been down before.

He is survived by his wife Marcia Jo. (Harper) Gatcomb: 6 children, Michael Gatcomb and wife Laura, Erick Gatcomb and his wife Heather, Stacey Gatcomb, Becky Gatcomb, Michelle Arrick and Angela Mora and children; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Sinclair, Desiree Gatcomb, Jakob  “Little Buddy” Gatcomb, and Bela “Little Bumpkin” Gatcomb; siblings, Pamela Saffell, Gerald Kief, Jr., Marjorie Butler and husband Ernie, David Kief and wife Lyn, Mary Card and husband Malcolm, Kathy Carter and husband Richard, and Timothy Kief and wife Chris, Paula McFarland and husband James, George Gatcomb, Freida Finch, and Brenda Gatcomb. He was predeceased by his parents; son, Kenneth T. (Teddy) Gatcomb, Jr.; brother, Dewey; infant sister, Angela.

Kenneth was laid to rest on Aug. 16, 2016, at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Hancock

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth

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