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Stanley Willard Kimball

Published: 1/15/2017 3:00:12 AM
Modified: 1/15/2017 3:00:25 AM

Cleveland, Ohio — Stanley Willard Kimball, 99, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at home in Cleveland, with his family by his side. He was born in Grafton, N.H., on April 3, 1917, to Archie Kimball (sawyer) and Ada Kimball (nee Tinkham) (teacher and future owner of East Grafton General Store). He attended East Grafton's one-room schoolhouse and then rode the B&M to Canaan High School. He was president and salutatorian of the Class of 1936 and designed their class ring.

Stanley went to Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., and then to Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he graduated in 1940. His love and respect for his mother's sister, Anna Tinkham, D.O., resulted in his decision to become an osteopathic physician. He earned his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathy where he was president of the Class of 1943. Stanley went on to become a successful osteopathic physician specializing in radiology. He was Chief Radiologist at Richmond Heights General Hospital in Cleveland for many years and was active in numerous professional organizations.

Stanley and his family were very active with the East Grafton Christian Union Church. This influenced Stanley throughout his life. He was a caring, loving man who selflessly supported and guided many others. He said, "The whole reason for living is to be of service. Whenever you don't have family to take care of, you can go do charity work to be of service." He was a grand patriarch and will be sorely missed by all.

Stanley was predeceased by his wife, Roberta (2002) and by his parents, Archie and Ada Kimball; his brother, John T. Kimball, D.O.; and his sister, Lucile E. Lamport (nee Kimball). He is survived by his children, Shirley Carpenter (Ted) of Cleveland; Margaret Long (Douglas) of East Boothbay, Maine; Elaine Althoff (Frederick) of Jacksonville, Fla.; Wayne Kimball of Cleveland; Mark Kimball (Beth) of Chardon, Ohio; Pamela Kimball of Miami, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and his brother, Frank Kimball of Grafton, N.H.   

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2017, at Brown-Forward Funeral Home, Cleveland. Interment at a later date, at Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterville, Maine. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in memory of Stanley Kimball to Colby College, 4335 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901.

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