DR. FRANK W. KIBBE OWLS HEAD – Dr. Frank W. Kibbe, 88, formerly of Lincolnville and Owl’s Head, died in his sleep, April 3, 2004, at Windward Gardens. Born in Hartford, Conn., April 29, 1915, Frank graduated from Loomis Academy in 1933 and Bowdoin College in Brunswick, in 1937. He completed studies at Johns Hopkins Medical School, graduating in 1941. While at Johns Hopkins he met Lucy Kimberly. They were married Sept. 7, 1940 at Cantonsville, Md. and honeymooned in Maine, sailing on Penobscot Bay. He served in the U.S. Army in Burma, Figi and India from 1943 to the end of the war. Following his return, he did his residency at Children’s Hospital in Boston. In 1947 the family moved to Lincolnville and settled into the house they would live in for the next 30 years. Dr. Kibbe was well known throughout the mid-coast as the baby and child doctor for hundreds of families. He practiced medicine in Rockland and worked with the Knox County General Hospital. He eventually moved his office to his home and began to work in the lab at the hospital teaching and helping with diagnostic work. Growing out of his laboratory work was an interest in the development of embryo implants in farm animals. He collaborated with George Holmes in Belfast. In the late 1970s after his children had grown, he and Lucy moved to New Zealand where he continued his laboratory work for a company exporting sheep embryos to third world countries. With his wife, Doctor Kibbe returned to Maine to live in Owl’s Head in 1989. In retirement, he maintained an active interest in scientific matters as well as most other elements of his rich and varied life. After Lucy’s death in 2001, he returned to New Zealand for a visit in 2002. He remained in his home in Owl’s Head until September of 2003. He loved the State of Maine, which he originally visited during his teen years as a camp counselor. He came back while attending Bowdoin and cemented what became a life-long passion for the place and the people. He always kept a garden, fighting the rocks in the soil and the blackflies in the air. He fished the streams every spring, sailed the Coast every summer, and hunted the woods every fall. Feeling that something was missing, he and Lucy learned to ski at age 50. Together with their dear friends, Ed and Helga Morse, they kept a house in Rangeley. His love for Maine found two focal points in the Bay Chamber Concerts and Bowdoin College. Music was always a major element of his life. He supported the founding of the summer music series and was a great friend of the young musicians that came to prominence through its auspices. The Thursday night concert was a fixture for him and he enjoyed watching the spread of classical music in the area, both live and via the airwaves. His concern for talented young people carried over into his long-standing support for his alma mater. He established two endowed scholarship funds at Bowdoin, as well as the Kibbe Science Lecture Fund, which supports an annual talk by visiting scientists in the fields of astronomy or geology. He rejoiced in the growth of the college and its expanding position as a leader among small colleges. Frank’s life was long and rich with experience. He and Lucy traveled widely and, yet, they flourished in the mid-coast community. Frank was a valued member of his profession and a friend to many in the area. He was married to Lucy Kimberly Kibbe for 61 years and is survived by his three sons, Frank, Jr. and his wife, Ellen, of Harpswell, David and his wife, Marilyn, of Bangkok, Thailand and Union, E. Peckham of Pittsfield, N.H.; and four grandsons. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Burpee, Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. Interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Lincolnville, will be at a later date. A reception will follow the service at Owls Head Community Center, South Shore Drive. His family request contributions in lieu of flowers be sent in his memory to Bay Chamber Concerts, Box 228, Rockport, ME 04856.