Obituary: Richard Ayer Kimball Sr., 88

Richard Ayer Kimball Sr.
Richard Ayer Kimball Sr.

Richard Ayer Kimball Sr. died on September 1, 2018, at the age of 88 in Ft. Myers, FL surrounded by his immediate family. Dick was born in Cambridge, MA in 1930, the only child of Gladys and Joseph Kimball. Like three generations before him, he attended Andover (’48) and Yale (’52), making lifelong friends.

After graduating, he joined White, Weld in Boston as a stockbroker, later general partner, managing the Boston office and national sales in New York. At White, Weld and later at Kidder, Peabody, Dick sat on the investment committee and ran the daily Morning Call, inspiring the equity salesforce around the world. He traveled internationally to meet with the sales reps to build rapport in the field. In 1988, he launched Eagle Capital Management, an investment management firm, investing money for individuals then retiring in 2002. Dick had a gift for following and predicting the market; he wrote Anticipating Change, a book summarizing his thinking.

An avid sailor, Dick raced 210s in Marblehead Harbor and was very proud of taking second place in the Sears Cup Race of the U.S. Sailing Association. He loved to cruise the East Coast with his family and was a member of the Eastern Yacht Club of Marblehead, New York Yacht Club and Norton Yacht Club in Darien, CT.

Dick gave freely of his time and wisdom, serving on the Vestry at St. Luke’s Episcopal in Darien and St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal on Sanibel Island. He was a Trustee of The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, on the Alumni Board of Andover, and a Board Member of A Better Chance in Darien. He was passionate about supporting Andover, the Fund for Urban Negro Development (FUND), STRIVE, Orbis Flying Eye Hospital and Technoserv.

He was an avid sailor, skier and tennis player, and builder of fine furniture. Above all, he loved his family and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Dick is survived by his wife Anne (Bogardus) and children: Martha Pomerantz (Greg) and Jennifer Gasperini, both of Minneapolis, MN, and Rick of Venice, CA, as well as his grandchildren: Sarah Petit (Reid), Atticus, Elle, Tucker, Will, Chloe, John and Eliza.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 12 Noon on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Norton Yacht Club, 23 Baywater Dr, Darien, CT 06820. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Hope Hospice 9470 HealthPark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33908; www.hopehospice.org/donate; 239-482-4673. Condolences may be left at www.fortmyersmemorial.com.