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Joseph R. Kincaid, 91, beloved husband of Beverly Ann (Cote) Kincaid, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Putnam Farms in Danvers.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Raymond and Gertrude (Regan) Kincaid. He was raised in Malden and was a graduate of Malden Catholic High School. He attended Dartmouth College as part of a training program for the Navy, and served his country as a Navy ensign in the Pacific theater during World War II. After he was honorably discharged from the Navy he returned to Dartmouth College to complete his education, and graduated with the class of 1947.
Mr. Kincaid was employed for nearly 50 years at Distributor Corporation of New England in Malden, Mass. He was a salesman for many years; then at “retirement age,” he switched to part-time work as a resource person for younger salesmen until the fall of 2013, when he retired completely at the age of 87.
A resident of Topsfield for over 60 years, Mr. Kincaid was an avid skier and a past member of the Massaschussers Ski Club. His favorite warm weather pastime was tennis. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, Sudoko, and the CryptoQuote, and grilling his children and then his grandchildren on states and their capitals. He played the harmonica well and the piano passably, and was a legend on dance floors everywhere.
Starting in the early 1960s, he kept a daily journal, a practice he continued all the way up through 2017. If doubt ever arose in conversation about when something had occurred or who had been there, he would pull out “The Book,” and look up the answer.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his wife, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage, he is survived by his four children and their spouses, Susan Knowles and her husband, Stephen of Oxford Mass., Stephen Kincaid and his wife, Susan of Hopedale, Mass., Christopher Kincaid and his wife, Robin Johanson of Saunderstown, R.I., and Carolyn Kincaid and her husband, Carl Kaphan of San Francisco. He also leaves 12 grandchildren, two nieces, and seven nephews. He was the brother of the late Patricia O’Neill of Malden, Mass.
Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St., Beverly, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be private. A public memorial service will be held in late July. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Malden Catholic High School, Attn: Robert McCarthy, 99 Crystal St., Malden, MA 02148. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  June 5, 2017
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