Obituary for Anton Nelson Kimball
Anton Nelson Kimball
Anton Nelson Kimball, age 78, passed away unexpectedly on November 3, 2017 following a brief illness. He was the husband of Johanna B. Kimball. He was born on March 19, 1939 in New York City. He was the son of the late Leo F. Rewinski and the late Frances S. Kimball. He was raised in Meriden, Connecticut. He was a graduate of Loomis Chaffee School, Columbia College, and Columbia Business School, where earned his MBA. He was a Certified Public Accountant and a partner in the firm, Kimball, Paris, & Gugliotti P.C. of Middlebury, Connecticut. He was an active member of the U.S. Army, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam, and was commissioned Captain. Following his active duty, he served in the National Guard Artillery Division in Stamford, Connecticut while attending business school.
He loved the outdoors and was committed to preserving open space through the Goshen Land Trust and the Nantucket Conservation Commission. He was a member of the organizing committee of the Goshen Turkey Trot for almost 40 years. He was a Scout Leader for Goshen’s Boy Scout Troop 35.
A soccer player and an accomplished wrestler in his youth, he remained active and athletic throughout his life. He loved swimming, bicycling, and hiking with his Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.
He introduced his family to skiing and eventually to ski racing. He supported his son’s training and racing as a devoted parent, photographer, and ski equipment tuner. His enthusiasm for skiing became contagious. Over a period of decades countless friends and family across multiple generations became a part of a unique culture, bonded through shared winter adventures in the mountains.
He looked forward to the summer months when he would entertain friends and family at concerts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, where he particularly enjoyed introducing young ears to the world of classical music.
Summers during his youth in the Thimble Islands sparked a love later in life for Nantucket where he enjoyed peaceful vacations with his family in the early fall for decades.
He believed deeply in the importance of education, helping young people discover and take advantage of learning opportunities whenever possible.
He is survived by Johanna B. Kimball, his wife of 52 years, of Goshen, Connecticut, and his son, Roger N. Kimball, and Roger’s family. He is also survived by his brother Michael Kimball, his brother Lewis Kimball, and sister Joan Kimball. He leaves behind a large, loving family, upon whom he has left a lasting and undeniably positive impact.
A private burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. on December 2, 2017 at the Goshen Center Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to an open reception at Camp Cochipianee located on Beach Street in Goshen from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Goshen Land Trust, P.O. Box 501, Goshen, CT 06756.