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Philip K. Kimball

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KIMBALL, Atty. Philip K. Atty. Philip K. Kimball, 87, passed away at Hartford Hospital on Monday (September 5, 2005). A former state representative for over 20 years, he filed the original bill in 1951 for the Massachusetts Turnpike, as well as the bills for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Smead Arena in Blunt Park, the South End Bridge, and Umass Medical School. Born in Springfield in 1918, he graduated from Classical High School. He also graduated from Northeastern Law School. He was a World War II veteran and was the first commander of the Jewish War Veterans in Springfield: Atty. Kimball was also a member of Beth El Temple, B'nai Brith, the Jewish Nursing Home, and was a founding member of Crestview Country Club. He leaves his wife of 63 years, Florence (Steinberg) Kimball of Longmeadow; his three daughters and their husbands, Leslie and Clarence Bennett of Longmeadow, Debbi and James Howard of Rye, NY, and Margie and Jeffrey Berkman of West Hartford; his five grandchildren, James Baden and his wife Heather, Jonathan and Alissa Bennett, and Stacey and Amy Berkman; his great granddaughter, Keira Baden and his sister Beverly Pava of Springfield. The funeral will be Wednesday at Beth El Temple at 12 Noon with burial in Beth El Cemetery. The Harold R. Ascher & Son Memorial Chapel is in charge. Shiva will be Wednesday thru Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at Atty. Kimball's home. Donations in Atty. Kimball's memory can be made to the Hartford Hospital Transplant Program, Attn Dr. David Hull, 85 Seymour St, Hartford, CT 06106, to the Pioneer Valley Dialysis Center, 208 Ashley Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089, to Beth El Temple, 979 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108, or to the Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy, 1148 Converse St., Longmeadow, MA 01106.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 7, 2005
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