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Richard Clark Kimball

April 28, 2019
Richard Clark Kimball
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Richard Clark Kimball was born in late August of 1918, in New York City, and this past August was blessed to celebrate his 100th birthday, surrounded by dear friends and family. Richard is a descendent of the van Wyck family of New York City and Rhenen, Holland, where a tree has been planted at Prattenburg Castle in his honor.

Richard’s parents were Charles W. Kimball and Mary (Coffin) Kimball, both of NYC. His brother, Cyril V.W. Kimball, MD, and sister, Natalie M. Kimball, both pre-deceased him.

Richard was a devoted and loving husband, married 67 years to his wife Eleanor D. Kimball, who passed in 2009. The two were inseparable. Richard and Eleanor are survived by their two daughters, Susan E. Rice and her husband, Robert E. Rice, Jr., of Rowley, MA, and Melanie A. Watson and her husband, Gregory W. Dayton, of Lancaster, NH. Richard was also a beloved grandfather to his two grandchildren, Julia (Watson) Parise of Colchester, Vermont, and Benjamin Watson, who is currently receiving his doctorate in Chinese medicine in Asheville, North Carolina. This was something Richard was enormously proud of. Richard was also very proud of his great grandson, Leonardo Parise who is the child of Julia and Andrew Parise. Leo was born just before Richard turned 100.

Richard was admitted as an attorney and member of the Bar in the states of New York, Florida and New Hampshire, and practiced as an attorney for many years in Lancaster, with his wife, Eleanor as his assistant. Before that he was Vice President and Trust Officer at the Indian Head North Bank in Littleton, New Hampshire.

Richard also practiced as an associate attorney with the law firm of Gasser & Hayes in New York City, and was Vice President and Senior Trust Officer at the Bank of Clearwater in Clearwater, Florida. He also was a Vice President and Trust Officer at the First National Bank in St. Petersburg, Florida and was an associate attorney at McFarland, Ferguson, Allison & Kelly in Tampa, Florida.

Richard graduated from Syracuse University, School of Law second in his class, with a jurist doctorate and served in the Navy and Coast Guard during World War II. He was also a member of the cavalry in Michigan in 1938.

Richard was an avid runner, gardener, golfer and hiker, having done New Hampshire’s portion of the Appalachian Mountain Trail. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and was seldom seen without Eleanor and one of his many golden retrievers by his side.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Thursday, May 30th at 3:30pm in Littleton, NH at the Wheeler Hill Cemetery on Rte 135. Please also join the family at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield, NH, in the Eisenhower Library on Thursday, May 30th at 4:30pm following the Service.

Richard loved animals and supported their causes. In lieu of flowers, it would be greatly appreciated if you were to make a donation to Guiding Eyes for the Blind in honor and memory of Richard, who loved a good dog! The organization will name a puppy after Richard if all donations total $5,000. Your generosity is very much appreciated.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
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611 Granite Springs Rd.
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598Headquarters and training center

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3:30 PM 5/30/2019 3:30:00 PM
Wheeler Hill Cemetery

Connecticut River Road
Littleton, NH 03561

Wheeler Hill Cemetery
Connecticut River Road Littleton 03561 NH
United States

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