NEWBURYPORT- Edward W. Kimball, 93, of Newburyport, peacefully passed away in the company of his family on February 7, 2018 at Atria Assisted Living in Newburyport. He was a long time resident of Haverhill. He served in the US Navy during World War II, and due to his heroic actions in combat, was awarded the Bronze Star and authorized to wear the Combat "V". He was also awarded the Purple Heart for the serious wounds he suffered during his service. Returning to civilian life after the war, he was a constant contributor to the Haverhill community. He was deeply committed to education and served on the Haverhill School Board continuously from 1952-1973. After retiring from John Hancock Life Insurance Company, he began a new career as a teacher and educator at Whittier Vocational Technical School. In retirement, he thoroughly enjoyed traveling with his wife, H. Patricia (Pat) Kimball, and visited many locations in this country and the Caribbean, as well as travels to Japan, Hong Kong, France, and Sweden. He was an avid gardener, who had glorious flower and vegetable gardens year after year. His biggest prize and interest was his family, and he was also theirs.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Lou Hahn of Plaistow NH; his children, Sandra (Donald Fraser) Kimball of Naples Fla., Karen (Steve Warren) Ginsberg of Dallas TX; David (Claudia) Kimball of Manassas, VA; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, H. Patricia Kimball; his son Steven W. Kimball; and his parents, Carl and Clara Kimball.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend calling hours on Friday, February 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. A memorial service will be on Saturday, February 10 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the St. James Cemetery, Primrose Street, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to the Haverhill Public Library Children's Books Charity, 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. Please visit Comeau Funeral Home on Facebook or www.comeaufuneral.com.
Published on February 8, 2018