Mary Lee Kin­caid

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

CAM­BRIDGE — Mary Lee Kin­caid, 93, of Cam­bridge passed away on Wed­nes­day, June 8, 2016, sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily. She was born in Cam­bridge on Aug. 26, 1922, and was a daugh­ter of the late Ben­jamin E. Rob­bins and Mary Gray Rob­bins.

She grad­u­ated from schools in Cam­bridge, and af­ter grad­u­a­tion, she worked for so­cial ser­vices un­til her mar­riage to Fred­die Jones in 1947. Af­ter his death in 1950, she re­turned to work for so­cial ser­vices un­til 1957, when she mar­ried Harold Kin­caid.

She worked in re­tail, man­ag­ing Mary Ewell’s and later work­ing at Richard­son’s Dress Shop. She mod­eled in fash­ion shows in Dorch­ester, Tal­bot and Wi­comico coun­ties. In her 60s, she de­cided on a new ad­ven­ture and went to Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege to be­come a real es­tate agent. She worked for Tide­wa­ter Prop­er­ties for over 20 years with her cousin, Oliver Gore, here in Cam­bridge and en­joyed ev­ery minute. She was so­cially and po­lit­i­cally ac­tive, be­long­ing to many or­ga­ni­za­tions that worked to ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity. She was an elected judge of the or­phans court for 16 years and was ac­tive in the lo­cal Demo­cratic Club.

As a life­long mem­ber of Zion United Methodist Church, she had been ac­tive in many lev­els of the church, from teach­ing Sun­day School to ad­min­is­tra­tive po­si­tions.

She is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Har­riet Leap, Robin Her­man (Bruce), Joe Kin­caid (Mau­reen), Susie Caleca (Joe); six grand­son; one grand­daugh­ter; and six great­grand­chil­dren. She is also sur­vived by two sis­ters, Dorothy Shep­herd and Ida Jane Baker (Rus­sell); and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews. Be­sides her par­ents, she is pre­ceded in death by two hus­bands, Fred­er­ick Jones and Harold Kin­caid; and a brother, Ben­jamin E. Rob­bins Jr.; and a sonin-law, David Leap.

Pall­bear­ers will be Dar­ren Leap, Dirk Leap, Devon Leap, Ben Caleca, Bren­dan Kin­caid and Nathan Leap.

A fu­neral ser­vice was held on Wed­nes­day, June 15, at Zion United Methodist Church with Rev. Wil­liam Davis and Rev. Steve Blood­sworth of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at the Maryland Eastern Shore Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions can be made to Zion United Methodist Church, 612 Lo­cust St., Cam­bridge, MD 21613 or Open Bi­ble Sum­mer Pro­gram, 1619 Race St., Cam­bridge, MD 21613.

Ar­range­ments are in the care of the Thomas Fu­neral Home P.A. in Cam­bridge.

MARY LEE KIN­CAID

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