William George Kimball
William George Kimball passed on April 5, 2020. He was born in Bridgeport on March 28, 1934. He had just turned 86 years old.
Bill was a devoted family man, husband, and father. His working career was as an engineer at Norden Systems in Norwalk. This allowed his family to live in Newtown, where his children grew up. Even though he was an engaged fulltime father and wage earner, he had a passion to give of himself. He was an EMT on the Newtown Ambulance Corps for many years and an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown.
Bill had been an Army brat at Fort Monroe, Va. after his father became a Coast Artillery Instructor during the Second World War. During the ’90s, William and Arlene moved to Newport News, Va. Bill was eager to reconnect with the site of his early childhood. In Newport News, Bill remained dedicated and active, both on the board of the Kiln Creek Housing Association and as a member of the vestry at Grace Church in Yorktown, Va. Later Bill and Arlene returned to Connecticut, moving to Torrington.
Bill was a talented handyman who took pride in keeping his homes in Newtown, Kiln Creek, and Torrington in excellent repair and beautifully landscaped.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Arlene Boag Kimball; his sons, Christopher Kimball and Rainsford Kimball; his daughter Kate Graham; and their spouses; his grandchildren Jeremiah Kimball, Jessica Van Hentenryck, Amanda Graham, Liam, Aidan, and Ryan Kimball; and his great-grandson Ronan Van Hentenryck.
This big-hearted man, who embraced all that was offered by a well-lived life, had a thankfully brief final illness; though he gains the repose of Paradise, he will be greatly, and lovingly, missed here.