Gary D. Kimmel
Passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, July 25th. He was with his family. Born on May 2, 1942, in Philadelphia to the late David R.W. and R. Eleanor (nee Blough) Kimmel. He was a Lettered graduate in Bowling from Bartram High School in the January class of 1959. He went on to attend classes at Temple University.
Gary worked for the University of Pennsylvania Hospital systems, starting at Presbyterian Hospital and then upon merger with Univ. of Penn, he moved over to the HUP facility for a total of 45 years, retiring in 2004. A member of New Hope Church in Broomall (formerly Belmont Baptist) since 2004, he was a Moderator for the church, overseeing many operations and committees of the day-to-day operations of the church. He picked up his bowling ball again after his high school days had long passed and played for the Southwestern United Presbyterian Church and Belmont Baptist teams that played at Sharon Hill Lanes and then Marple Lanes, until the league folded.
He enjoyed his retirement time working with HO model railroads, specializing in the mid 1800’s (Civil War time frame), and of course he enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Phillies.
He married his wife in 1964, the former Catherine (Kay) Uhrmann, he is survived by his sons Glen D. (and Jennifer) Kimmel, of Massachusetts, and Jeffrey T. Kimmel of Springfield, PA, he is also survived by his grandchildren, Alex Kimmel and Jordan Kimmel, and his sister Wendy Zaloga (and S. Edward) of Kennett Square, PA.
Relatives and friends are invited to his funeral service, on Friday, July 30th, at 11:00 AM in the New Hope Christian Church, 551 Paxon Hollow Rd., Broomall, PA 19008, where friends may call after 10:00 AM. In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be sent in Gary’s name to the New Hope Christian Church at the above address. Interment will follow the service in Edgewood Memorial Park, Glen Mills.
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