ROCKLAND — Kirk Wayne Rideout, 64, passed Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Born in Fort Fairfield March 5, 1957, he was the son of Dr. Samuel Rideout and Kathryn Rideout. He was educated at Fort Fairfield High School and graduated with honors in 1975. Kirk attended Philips Academy in Massachusetts. Kirk worked at Hanscom Air Force Base in the kitchen. In 1983, Kirk started his apprenticeship with Iron Workers Local 496 and worked for 10 years. He was a member of the West Rockport Baptist Church.

He loved spending time with his family camping, hunting, fishing and sitting around the campfire. He enjoyed a five-day trip on the Allagash River with his best friend, George, and grandson, Mark. Kirk loved playing chess and was a member of the US Chess Federation. He was also a member of the Millinocket Golf Course and enjoyed playing in the couples league with his wife, Mary. Kirk loved making homemade ice cream with his grandkids Markie, Thomas and Randi and watching his nephew, Brian, play baseball.

Kirk will be sadly missed by his wife, Mary of Rockland; mother, Kathryn Rideout of Ormand Beach, Fla.; brothers Sam and Tabby Rideout of Petticodiac, N.B., Canada, David and Heather Rideout of Punta Gorda, Fla.; sisters, Kathern and Dennis Cecere of Littleton, Mass., and Kimberly Rideout of Ormand Beach, Fla.; children, Paul and Ivory Robbins of Millinocket, Billi Robbins and Steve Richardson of South Thomaston and Ryan and Dawn Robbins of Millinocket; grandchildren, D.J. and Kristen Soucy of Bangor, Randi Robbins of Lady Lake, Fla., Thomas and Jade Boynton of South Thomaston and Jake Robbins of Millinocket; and great-grandson, Noah, of South Thomaston — who Kirk was extremely happy to be a great-grandfather to; nephews, Matthew, Brian, J.C., Jordan and Kris; nieces, Laura, Collen, Tabby and Tiana; and special friends, Joe Quaglia of Ormand Beach, Fla., Dale Phillips of Massachusetts, Tom Sage of Washington, Neil Barnes of Fort Fairfield and Randy Hocking of Rockland.

Kirk was predeceased by his father, Dr. Samuel Rideout, grandsons, Michael Noyes of Millinocket and Mark Boynton of Rockland, many aunts, uncles and special friend, George Richardson of Massachusetts.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, at West Rockport Baptist Church, West Rockport. The Reverend David English will officiate. Mask will be required. Those who wish may make memorial donation in his name to Depression and Bipolar support Alliance at 1-800-826-3632.

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