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Gerald H. Kimber

September 17, 1936 - December 20, 2012

Gerald H. “Jerry” Kimber, age 76, a resident of Warrenville, IL since 1966, died Thursday, December 20, 2012 at his home, after a long illness. He was born September 17, 1936 in Syracuse, NY.

Beloved husband of Charlene (nee Mennitt) Kimber, whom he married July 12, 1986, loving father of Gerald H. (Kristine) Kimber, Jr. of West Chicago, IL, Charles D. (Anita) Kimber of West Chicago, IL, Clifford J. (Peggy) Kimber of Troy, MO, Barbara A. (Doug Vaughn) Ellis of South Elgin, IL and the late Thomas A. Kimber, adored grandfather of Missy, Matt (Melissa), Lisa and Trisha Kimber; Samantha, Rebecca and Jonathan (Dawn) Kimber; Sarah A. Ellis , Michael Wiesbrook; cherished great-grandfather of Christian, Kayla, Arianna, Briana, Gino, Blake, Leah, Alyssa and Kyrie, devoted son of the late George and Grace Kimber, dear brother of Mary Ann (Neils) Sejerson of Bainbridge, NY, Martin Kimber of Ruby, NY and the late George H. Kimber Jr., Geoffrey (Jean) Kimber and William Kimber, beloved nephew of Aunt Geraldine (the late Eugene) Baker of Malverne, NY and cousin Meredith Baker of New Windsor, NY, brother-in-law of Sheila (the late Jack) Burns of Chicago, IL, Thomas L’Dara of LaVeta, CO and Timothy (Tami) Mennitt of Jacksonville, FL, fond uncle of many.

Jerry grew up in Truxton, NY, attended Truxton Central High School and received his associates degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York, Morrisville. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1957 aboard the U.S.S. Eaton and U.S.S. Meredith and was a proud member of Tin Can Sailors – The National Association of Destroyer Veterans and American legion Post # 300 , PO Box 28, West Chicago, IL 60186. Jerry spent his career of 29 ˝ years as an electrical engineer at AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey and Naperville, retiring in 1989. He was a private pilot and enjoyed scuba diving and snorkeling.

Visitation Wednesday, December 26, 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL.

Funeral Services Thursday, December 27, 11:00 A.M. in the funeral home.

Interment: Warrenville Cemetery, Warrenville.

Donations in memory of Jerry may be made to: Tin Can Sailors – The National Association of Destroyer Veterans, P.O. Box#100, Somerset, MA 02726, (800)223-5535, http://www.destroyers.org/Save-our-Ships/save_our_ships.htm

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