Kimon was born March 3, 1920 to Ella and Arthur and was one of 11 children. He grew up in Swedesboro and attended the local high school where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. In his early years he worked at Riverview Beach Park for the Damask Concessions. After high school he went to work for DuPont from 1938-1941. With the start of WWII he enlisted in the Marines and fought in the Pacific Theater. He was awarded medals for: Good Conduct, American Campaign, WWII Victory, Asiatic Pacific with Silver Star, and a Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with a bronze Star. Kimon met his lovely wife, Viola on a blind date in Washington DC.. They wed on Valentines Day in 1946 and had two beautiful daughters, Karen and Kimberly. They went on to raise their family in Swedesboro and were married for 64 years. Not only was Kimon a dedicated family man he also dedicated his extra time to the Raccoon Club, Swedesboro Council (served as Welfare Director) , Woolwich Fire Company, and as a Little League umpire (even though he had no sons). Later when he had time off from Exxon Mobile he would work with his brother, Tine at Damask Candies and Damask Painting. Kimon went on to work for Exxon Mobil until retirement in 1982.
Kimon was a wonderful husband, father, pop pop, and great grandpop. He had such a great outlook on life and definitely lived it to the fullest. He and his wife went on numerous trips across the country and visited many casinos. Some of the families fondest memories were spending time on his boat, the Vi-Kim-Sue. Many wonderful memories were made with this incredible man and he will truly be missed.
In addition to his two daughters, Karen Trace and Kimberly Ruppert he is survived by granddaughters, Nicole Johnson and Krystin Hercker, Great grandchildren: Brad Johnson “the boy”, Brenna Hercker, and Jax Hercker, and sisters Athena Terry, Mary Masten, and Ella Stone.
Come celebrate 93 feisty years Saturday from 10am at Daley Life Celebration Studio where Storytime will start at 11am. Burial Lake Park Cemetery.
Donations to the Parkinson Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018 or PDF.org will be appreciated.
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