Joseph Paul Kimble
Resident of San Carlos
Joseph Paul Kimble, former police chief of San Carlos and Beverly Hills, died in his home on Oct. 20. He was 86. Joe was the loving husband of Marilyn. They celebrated their 61st anniversary this year. He is also survived by daughters Kerry Kimble (David Schumacher) and Kim Aguayo (Pete Aguayo); grandchildren Genevieve Goings, Lori Aguayo Ball and P.J. Aguayo; and three great grandchildren, Haley, Brooke and Shannon.
Born in Lima, Ohio, in 1926, Joe joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, serving in World War II as a submarine radio operator.
After the war, Joe moved to South San Francisco, where he joined the local police department. He soon after joined the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department, where he rose to the rank of Captain. Joe later was hired as San Carlos Police Chief. He left San Carlos to take the position of Beverly Hills Police Chief. After Beverly Hills, the State University of New York at Stony Brook hired Joe as Director of Campus Police. During his time at Stony Brook, he earned a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. Joe left Stony Brook to become University of Houston's Director of Police. Joe later moved back to California, finishing his career as Manager of Campus Security at De Anza College in Cupertino. He retired in 1984.
Joe also loved travel and traveled extensively in 50 countries. His travel presentations were popular. In 1993 he founded the S.C.U.M club (San Carlans Using Macintosh).
A celebration of his life is planned at the San Carlos Adult Center, 601 Chestnut St., San Carlos, Dec. 8 from noon to 3 p.m.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on October 27, 2012