Augusta – Bill Kinch, 77, a resident of Belgrade, died Tuesday, June 16, at MaineGeneral Hospital, with his family by his side.

He was born in Livermore Falls, on May 30, 1932, the son of William L. and Althea (Moulton) Kinch. Bill was a 1950 graduate of Livermore Falls High School and furthered his education at Kents Hill in 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 aboard the destroyer, USS Brownson.

He made his home in Bangor from 1966 to 1994, moving to Livermore Falls, and then to Belgrade in 2005, where he presently resided. Bill worked for the Bangor Daily News from 1966 until his retirement in 1994. He served as president and shop steward of the Bangor Typographical Union, Local 446.

He was a life member of the VFW, Frank L. Mitchell, Post 3335 of Jay, and the American Legion, George Bunten, Post 10 of Livermore Falls. He was a staunch Democrat, an avid Red Sox fan and he enjoyed his loyal companion “Ralphie.”

He is survived by three daughters, Kathy Kinch and her fiancé, David Benham, of Leeds, Mary Margaret Kinch Comstock and her husband, Richard, of Belgrade, and Ann Elizabeth Pierce and her husband, Jeffery, of Dresden; two sons, William T. Kinch of Augusta, and Michael John Kinch of Livermore Falls; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his former wife, and lifelong friend, Priscilla Payne of Augusta; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister, Bette Ann Parker, and his favorite dog, Teeka.

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