Kenneth H. Doty Sr.
York, Maine- Ken went home to be with His Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones. Ken was born on February 25th, 1937 at York Hospital. Ken was the eldest son of the late Charles H. & Elizabeth (Drew) Doty. Ken attended York schools graduating in 1957.
Ken married his sweetheart Betty A. (Clark) Doty from Northern Maine on August 5th, 1962, who came down for the summer and stayed. They would have been married 59 years this year.
At an early age Ken worked on the family farm then started working at several local garages. He worked for Carl Snow Mobil, Dave Weeks Sunoco and for Howard Gunnison’s Service Station in Kittery, ME. For the last 25 years he worked for the York School Department at Village Elementary School and Coastal Ridge Elementary advancing from custodian to facility manager.
Ken was a member and deacon at the Cape Neddick Baptist Church and served 25 years as a volunteer firefighter at the York Village Fire Department.
Ken had many things he enjoyed in life, first of all faith and family and being a mentor for a Coastal Ridge student.
He was an avid Boston Celtics and Boston Red Sox fan. He enjoyed the beauty of the ocean. He loved to go down in the early mornings to Long Sands Beach and sit with his newspaper and be by the ocean.
Survivors include his two children Wanda (Doty) Morris and Kenneth H. Doty Jr and Daughter-in-law Laura. He had two grandchildren Stephanie A. (Morris) Martin and Brandon R. Morris and future daughter-in-law Fa Fa. He was also survived by six great grandchildren Olivia, Dawson and Drew Martin, Cody, Haley and Natalie Morris. He has one surviving sibling Barbara (Doty) Fernald. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, sisters Shirley, Sheila Fernald and brother Robert.
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