Robert M. Kimball, 90, died peacefully on January 21, 2014. Mr. Kimball was raised in Newton, Mass and moved to Millburn, NJ at the age of 12. He graduated from Millburn High School in 1941. He attended the University of Pennsylvania for two years, then left to join the Army Air Corps during World War II. Most of his active duty was in Saipan.
Mr. Kimball was married to Audrey Josephine Kerr, his Millburn High School sweetheart, for 66 years. Mr. Kimball is survived by his sons Stuart, John and William, and his daughter Joanne Kramm. His son Robert predeceased him in 2008 and his wife Audrey in 2010. Mr. Kimball was proud of his 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, all of whom called him Baba. He often said the most important thing in his life was his family.
After World War II ended, Mr. Kimball joined Baby Service in Newark, NJ, where he worked until 1969 when he sold the business. Mr. Kimball changed careers and worked as a senior executive for Thomson McKinnon Securities until retiring in 1987.
The Kimball’s were long-time residents of Madison, NJ. Mr. Kimball was active in his community, serving the Presbyterian Church of Madison as a Deacon and Trustee, and also coaching little league baseball. After his retirement, the Kimball’s moved to Johns Island in Vero Beach, FL, where they lived for twenty- three years. They returned to the Madison area in 2009 and resided at Juniper Village for several years. Mr. Kimball was living at Garden Terrace Nursing Home in Chatham at the time of his death.
Mr. Kimball was an avid golfer, with six holes-in -one to his credit. Having struggled through the depression years and worked from the age of 11, Mr. Kimball greeted his retirement with great enthusiasm. In the first six months of his retirement, Mr. Kimball played 120 rounds at Baltusrol Golf Club. In addition to being a golf member of Baltusrol, Mr. Kimball was a member of Morris County Golf Club. Mr. Kimball also enjoyed playing paddle tennis.