Kurt Fair

July 24, 1951
- September 02, 2011

SEBEC - On the afternoon of Sept. 2, 2011, Kurt Fair, 60, ended what had been a very long and admirable fight with diabetes and its complications. He slipped peacefully away with loved ones at his side at a Springfield, Mass., hospital. Kurt was born July 24, 1951, in Dover-Foxcroft, to William and Glennis (Anderson) Fair. He graduated from Foxcroft Academy and went on to work within the community as a self-employed carpenter and mason for many years. A love of working with his hands turned into a teaching position with the Millinocket School Department. He spent several years educating others in building trades until his retirement. When time permitted, Kurt enjoyed fishing Brown Pond in the summers and ice fishing Sebec Lake in the winters. Most will remember him as a blur, speeding past them on the roads, trails, or water, flashing that "signature" wave and sporting the pink panther hat that became a hallmark of his wardrobe. However, the position and activity Kurt will best be remembered for is family member. Kurt is survived by his sons, Kyle and Kasey, and their mother, Marcia; his mother, Glennis; his brother, Mike and sister-in-law, Evie, and their sons, Jaime and Al; his brother, Scott and sister-in-law, Cindy; and his nephews, Ty and Dean. He was predeceased by his father, Bill; and his brother, Dean. Friends are invited to call 3-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. A committal service will be held for family members at a later date. In lieu of flowers, both Kurt and his family request donations be made to the American Diabetes Association and their efforts to find a cure for this devastating disease, www.diabetes.org. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com. Remember, if you make your way thru the prairie someday keep an eye out for him, he will be the one fighting the elephants!

Published in Bangor Daily News on September 6, 2011

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