Frank Wilson Kibbe ’37

Frank Wilson Kibbe ’37 died on April 3, 2004, in Camden, Maine.

Born on April 29, 1915, in Hartford, CT, he prepared for college at Loomis Academy and became a member of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1937, he entered Johns Hopkins Medical School, and received his M.D. degree in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946 in Burma, Fiji, and India, attaining the rank of captain. Following his military service, he did his residency at Children’s Hospital in Boston. In 1947, he moved to Lincolnville in Maine and practiced family medicine in Rockland and at the Knox County General Hospital for 30 years. In the late 1970s, he developed a research interest in the development of embryo implants in farm animals with a colleague in Belfast, and eventually moved to New Zealand to work with a company that exported sheep embryos to third world countries. He returned to Maine in 1989 and lived at Owl’s Head. He married in 1940 to Lucy Kimberly, who died in 2001. He is survived by three sons, Frank Kibbe, Jr. of Harpswell, David Kibbe of Bangkok, Thailand, and E. Peckham Kibbe of Pittsfield, NH; and four grandsons.