Thomas Robert Kimpton
Thomas Robert Kimpton, born June 19, 1945, in Tupper Lake, passed away the evening of Jan. 22, 2019, at the Francis House in Syracuse.
Tom grew up with his parents Robert and Erma Kimpton on Land’s End, at the end of the Kimpton Road in Saranac Inn. After high school, Tom left the Adirondacks when he joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Southern California for four years, where he served as an engineman on various sub tenders and submarines. Tom returned home to the Adirondacks, where he continued his love of cars and most anything mechanical, eventually starting his own tow truck and plow business. For over 40 years, Tom worked for the town of Santa Clara, taking care of the landfill and served as a town councilman. Tom was a camp caretaker around Upper Saranac Lake as well as an entrepreneur of many things for the last two decades. Tom loved music, singing, boating, waterskiing, his wife and family. The most important thing to Tom was having the ability to help people in any way he could. Within his family, Tom was always known for being the problem solver of many things.
Tom is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Kimpton, his sister and brother-in-law LeEsta and Art Smith, his son and daughter-in-law Theron and Heather Sweet, his grandsons Noah and Jonah Sweet, along with many nieces and nephews. Tom was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Everett Sochia. Since he touched many lives, always with a smile, he will be missed by many.
Calling hours are set to take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. A funeral service is set to take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 at the Adirondack Presbyterian Church in Lake Clear, with Pastor Joanne White officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the Francis House in Syracuse in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home. Family and friends can also share their condolences at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com