C.R. ‘Kip’ Recor (1917—2017)

ROUND POND, Maine — C.R. ‘Kip’ Recor, 99, of Round Pond, passed away peacefully June 19, 2017 at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta, ME.

Kip was born Oct. 15, 1917, in New Britain, Conn. to Elmer and Rose Singer Recor. He graduated from New Britain High School in 1935 and from Tufts University in 1940 with a BS in electrical engineering. On June 21, 1941 Kip and his college sweetheart, Virginia “Jinny” Milnes were married. During his career Kip worked for several companies including General Electric, the Torrington Corporation, the Beloit Corporation (Beloit, Wis.), Fraser Papers (Edmundston, NB, Canada) and Madison Paper Company (Madison, ME). During that time he mentored many young people and served on the Scholarship Committee of the Pulp and Paper Foundation at the University of Maine. While living in Edmundston he was instrumental in creating the Mt. Farlagne ski center. In 2000, Kip and Jinny moved to Round Pond, ME where he supported several organizations including The Carpenter’s Boat Shop and helped to make repairs at the Little Brown Church.

Kip was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia “Jinny” Milnes Recor in 2007; brother, George Recor; sisters, June Recor and Marjorie Recor; and son-in-law, David Unzicker. He is survived by children, Rebecca J. Recor of Round Pond, and Christopher R. Recor and wife Nicole of Easton, Conn.; grandchildren, Christopher R. Recor II and wife Katherine of Fairfield, Conn., and Johnathan J. Recor of Easton, Conn.; brother, Philip Recor of Bristol, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. August 12, at Little Brown Church in Round Pond, Maine. Memorials may be made to The Carpenter’s Boat Shop (Pemaquid, ME) or Harborview Cottage at Lincoln Home (Newcastle, ME).

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