Dear Members of KBIA,

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Dave “Doc” McConnell passed away last Sunday at the age of 83. Dave was a fixture at KBIA for 34 years. First, he was our tennis instructor and then took over the role of Executive Director in 1973 until he retired in 2006. Dave was also the Headmaster of Kennebunk High School from 1990 to 2001. After his long tenure at KBIA, Dave worked for the Portland Sea Dogs and could always be seen in the crowd talking with friends and fans alike.

I have known Dave all my life and he will be remembered as a man with tremendous kindness, dedication, and never-ending enthusiasm for everything he did and the countless people he touched over his life span.

He was one of the foremost reasons that our beloved KBIA continues to thrive in its 110th year, and he will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Please join me in sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to the entire McConnell family.


John Bauman
President of the KBIA Board of Directors