Richard a Kincaid, age 85 years, husband of Audrey M (Jenner) Kincaid, died peacefully Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Born and raised in Amesbury, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Foster L and Helen (Earl) Kincaid. He graduated Amesbury high school in 1951.
Richard started working at age 12 with a paper route often riding 8 to 11 miles each day on his bicycle. At 15 he became one of the youngest Hutman in the Appalachian Mountain Club, hired by the infamous Joe Dodge. He worked at Tuckerman’s Ravine, Pinkham Notch and Zealand Falls Hut. In 1953, Dick entered the US Air Force and he graduated in the Officer Class of 1954.07. In August 1954 he earned his Navigator Wings and then continued on to fly for the US Air Force for 11 years. He became an intercept officer in the backseat of an F-94 fighter at Otis Air Force Base between 1954-1957. He returned to school and graduated in the class of 1958N and pinned on pilot wings on September of 1958. Became a pilot for KC-97s at Pease Air Force Base and a KC-135 refueling tanker pilot at Warner Robbins (Georgia) Air Force Base. In November 1963, he left the US Air Force and became an agent for Allstate Insurance where he continued to work for 39 years. He was the owner and President of Kincaid Insurance Agency in Goffstown New Hampshire between 1993 and 1998.
Richard had a long history of service and recognitions. He was a member of the Order of DeMolay and elected Master Counselor in the Haverhill Massachusetts chapter. He was awarded the Degree of Chevalier. He was a member of vestry for St. Mathew’s Episcopal Church in Goffstown. While working at Allstate Insurance, he received Honor Ring 10 times, Conference of Champion’s three times and Chairman’s conference once. He was a charter member of the Goffstown Rotary Club and was awarded the Paul Harris fellowship. For eight years, Richard served on the Goffstown zoning board of adjustment, acting as chair for four of those eight years. He was elected to the Goffstown charter committee and served as President of Sunrise Terrace, Board of Directors in Ogunquit Maine. Dick served as a member of the nominating committee for the Girl Scouts of Swift Water Council. He then became Chair of the Board Development Committee for the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains where he served on the board. He was a proud lifetime member of the Girl Scouts.
He resided in Ogunquit Maine, Hopkinton NH, and Phoenix AZ.
Richard is survived by his sister Betty and 10 children and stepchildren: Karen Heaton of Manchester NH; Teresa Hare and her husband Tracy of Phoenix Arizona; Susan Celen and her husband Jon of Merrimack New Hampshire; Patricia Mellor and her husband Steve August of Merrimack New Hampshire; Dian McCarthy and her husband Joe of Goffstown New Hampshire, Rick Kincaid and his wife Marlene of Dunbarton New Hampshire, Lee Kincaid and his wife Lynn of Missouri; Mitch Kincaid and his wife Nancy of Weare New Hampshire; Jill Lowell of Goffstown New Hampshire; and Dustin Kincaid of California. Richard deeply loved his 12 grandchildren and was extraordinarily proud of all of their accomplishments: Allison Kincaid; Justine Kincaid Cassily; Elizabeth Kincaid; Amy Kincaid; Nikki Kincaid; Reese Kincaid; Rachael Kincaid; Tom Lowell; Matt Lowell; Alex McCarthy; Simon August and Andrew McCarthy. He is also survived by 11 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers George and William.
Services will be held at 1pm Monday November 12th at St. Mathews Episcopal Church in Goffstown NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Girl Scouts GWM One Commerce Drive, Bedford NH 03110.
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