Michael Kimball

Obituary for Michael Kimball

March 10, 1954 - July 6, 2018
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 64

Obituary

Michael L. Kimball, 64, of Manchester, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 6, 2018, at the Elliot Hospital, Manchester, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Albuquerque, NM, he is the son of the late Louis and Ruth (Basford) Kimball. Michael was raised as an Army brat who went on to serve as an officer in the United States Army after earning his Master's Degree in Psychology from the University of Nebraska. He earned a second Master's Degree in Hospital Administration from Baylor University.

A distinguished patriot, Michael honorably served his country for 16 years, finally retiring in 1994 as a Major in the Medical Services Corps. In his last assignment, he was responsible for developing the plan to close the US Army Hospital in Berlin, Germany in clinical phases. He and his commander were the last to leave Berlin after handing the keys to the facility over to German authorities.

Following his military career, Michael served in a civilian capacity at the DOD Telemedicine Testbed where he made significant contributions to reengineering military healthcare through the deployment of advanced communication and medical technologies. Michael's contribution to healthcare continued as the Senior Picture Archiving and Communication Systems Product Manager for Philips, retiring in 2015.

Michael was a devoted and loving husband to his wife and a caring father to his three kids. He was a humorous and generous man who led his family through many adventures that created lasting memories. His most often repeated joke was an adaptation from Steve Martin: "People often ask me: Mike, how can you be so funny? And I tell them, it's because I put bologna in my shoes and I feel funny." Michael was proud to have visited all 50 U.S. states and many other countries abroad. Michael had a strong sense of duty and integrity. He was a hardworking man who mentored his children and taught them honesty and respect. He will be remembered as a "Prince among men."

Michael is survived by his wife, Deborah Kimball, with whom he shared 27 years of marriage; two daughters, Melody and Virginia and his son, Brian and his grandchildren Jamen, Mazie, Evie, Alyssa, Taylor, Kara, Jericho, and Savannah; great grandchildren Makenna and Aubree; siblings: sisters-Pat, Judi and Belinda; brothers: Mark and Larry, and his best friends Jesse and Naomi whom he considered family. Also several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held in the Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., Manchester, on Thursday, July 12 at 2:00P.M.

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