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Harvey Kidder was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of the Child-Waller School of Design in Boston. A free-lance commercial artist and illustrator, he enjoys painting in water colors as a hobby. Mr. Kidder designs toys and games, and has written and illustrated a book on chess for young people. He is married, has one son, and lives in Pleasantville, New York. Harvey Whitney Kidder, highly renowned artist, illustrator and author, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2001. He was born on December 15, 1918, son of George Harvey Kidder and Christabel Daisey Whitney in Cambridge, MA. Harvey was a Pocantico Hills resident for over forty years. Harvey was a veteran of World War II, doing engineering work. On July 22, 1946, he married Jean Mason, who predeceased him in 1991. Harvey was a member of The Society of Illustrators, The Graphic Artists Guild and was a volunteer with the Pocantico Hills Fire Department. His popular book, "The Kids'Book of Chess" has been in print for thirty years in the United States and abroad, and is considered one of the best books on chess ever written. Harvey loved his work as an artist and also enjoyed carpentry, photography, skiing, sailing and camping. He was the beloved father of David Whitney Kidder and is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Roseanne Santucci Kidder, grandchildren Corinne and Joseph and many dear friends. Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 3, 2001

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