Richard R. Kimball, 78, of Delray Beach, Fla. and Clinton, Conn., died at home with loved ones March 14. He was the husband of Harriet Reisner Kimball. Born Springfield, he was the son of Irving and Pearl (Silverman) Kimball. Raised in Longmeadow, he graduated from Longmeadow High School. He graduated from Wharton School of Business in 1964, and he and his wife moved to Michigan where he earned his Master’s Degree in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State, later returning to Longmeadow where they resided for 37 years. He was president of The Kimball Companies in East Longmeadow, and served as president of the East Longmeadow Chamber of Commerce and the Springfield Jewish Community Center. He also served in the Air National Guard. In addition to his wife, he is survived son Brian Kimball; a daughter, Suzanne (Kimball) Richardson; a granddaughter, Jasmine Richardson; two brothers David Kimball and his wife, Robin, and Robert Kimball and his wife, Jenny. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Anthony Richardson. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108 or to support liposarcoma research donate to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at P.O. Box 27106, New York, NY 10087. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME


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