Jerry's Story

MARS HILL - Jerry Lee Kingsbury, 84, passed away May 24, 2016 at The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle. He was born May 10, 1932 in Winslow, the son of Leonard and Purtis (Caldwell) Kingsbury.

After completing his enlistment in the U.S. Air Force, Jerry worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Hartford, CT for 32 years as an experimental engineer. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and hiking with his family. Jerry loved carpentry and woodworking and built several homes during his lifetime, including his retirement home in Mars Hill. He and his wife Donna moved to Mars Hill permanently in 2007 after many years of commuting back and forth from their home in Ellsworth. He was also a member of the American Legion in Mars Hill.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Donna (Beem) Kingsbury of Mars Hill; his son, Gary of Bradford; and two daughters, Patti Rittlinger and her husband Daniel of Monson, MA, and Elaine Kingsbury of East Hartford CT. He was blessed with six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday June 4, 2016 at East Ridge Union Church in Mars Hill with Pastor Lawrence Beals officiating. Visiting hours are between 1 - 2 p.m. on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry's memory to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor New York, NY 10001 (online at http://Alzfdn.org) or to the East Ridge Union Church P.O. Box 45 Mars Hill, ME 04758. Interment with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Monday June 6, 2016 at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Caribou. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
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