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Kimber Gadsby Wheelock


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Kimber Gadsby Wheelock Obituary
WHEELOCK, KIMBER GADSBY
died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Lady Lake, FL. Born in Fall River, MA on March 8, 1933, to Pauline (Gadsby) and William Wheelock, he settled for many years in southern Rhode Island. A retired Theater Professor from the University of Rhode Island, Kimber received a M.S. from Antioch University and a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island. He lived a full life as an actor, director, playwright, professor, soccer coach, SCUBA instructor, inn keeper, and father. He had a passion for gardening, exploration, social justice, the arts, Scotch, witty dialogue, the ocean, soccer, baseball, and genealogy.
Kimber is survived by three daughters, Jessica (Wheelock) Cogswell, Cordelia Wheelock, and Katherine Wheelock; and six grandchildren, Benjamin, Hannah, Willem, Miles, Declan, and Jameson. A celebration of his life will be held on September 16, 2017 at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 15 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI at 1:00pm. Reception to follow; all are welcome. A philanthropist to the end, memorial donations in Kimber's name may be made to the Nature Conservancy or Planned Parenthood.
Published in The Providence Journal on Aug. 27, 2017
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