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Ken E. Gimblin
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 2, 1937
  • Place of birth:
    Sacramento, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 15, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Elk Grove, California, United States
Let the memory of Ken live on in all of us!

This memorial website was created in memory of Ken Gimblin, who was born on December 2, 1937 and passed away on April 15, 2014, at the age of 76. He will be remembered by so many!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lee Leonard on 3rd December 2015

"Ken, while it's sad that your not with us today your humor was creative and we loved it when you laughed. As Will Farrell once said about you "keep it classy Kenny""

This tribute was added by Daniel C on 2nd December 2015

"Ken, my dear friend, seems like it was yesterday when we last spoke. You are always in my thoughts and are missed greatly, especially our talks and hang outs eating Mexican Food. Thank you for all that you shared with me during all those years. Your friendship was and always will be very special to me."

This tribute was added by Daniel C on 2nd December 2015

"Ken, my dear friend, seems like it was yesterday when we last spoke. You are always in my thoughts and are missed greatly, especially our talks and hang outs eating Mexican Food. Thank you for all that you shared with me during all those years. Your friendship was and always will be very special to me."

This tribute was added by Wes Cull on 2nd December 2015

"Love you Ken RIP my dear ole' friend !!! you were always very special man and mentor that I will never in my life forget.I have so many special memories that I wll always remember and that I can still share with my grand children. God Bless you for that and for the friendship we shared !!!"

This tribute was added by Daniel C on 2nd December 2014

"Ken,

Happy birthday my dear friend. Everyday you are greatly missed and thought about. I am very blessed to have met, known, and developed a friendship with you. Thank you for the memories."

This tribute was added by rolando profitales on 5th July 2014

"thank you so much :( for everything you've did for me. you will always in my heart. thank you for a wonderful memories. :("

This tribute was added by Carolyn Bonanno on 30th June 2014

"On Saturday, June 28, 2014, in accordance with my dad's wishes, his ashes were scattered in the San Francisco Bay.  A short service was conducted on board by Pastor Maggi Henderson of Old First Church in San Francisco."

This tribute was added by Carolyn Bonanno on 23rd June 2014

"I worked with ken at KTXL-TV 40 in the mid-seventies.  I was just starting my TV career and I remember Ken as always being friendly, kind and helpful.  He was always very encouraging.  I will always remember his favorite phrase "Hey, super!".  I will miss him.
-Sent by Mike Vasile"

This tribute was added by Bruce Macgowan on 31st May 2014

"Ken was a friend who I was lucky enough to know for nearly 40 years,  the entire length of my time in broadcasting.  When I was just getting started in the 'biz'  in 1975,  Ken helped to direct me to KAHI radio in Auburn,  just outside of Sacramento where I got my first job.  We would run into each other throughout the next 39 years of our lives at Giants,  49ers,  Warriors and Raiders games.  Ever the gentleman,  Ken taught me the importance of being courteous and even handed with the sometimes prickly and unpredictable personalities that we deal with in pro sports.  We had many great conversations over the years in the press box,  and I'll never forget the last time I saw him.  It was just two days before he died.  Shortstop Brandon Crawford belted a game winning,  'splash'  homer into McCovey Cove in the last of the ninth to give the Giants a thrilling 'walk-off win over Colorado.  Ken was sitting right in front of me and his good friend George Devine Sr.  in the press box. .  As we filed out of the press box,  Ken,  who was listening to the broadcast as he often liked to do,  pulled out his ear buds,  put both fists into the air and announced loudly with a big smile:  "Now that was a great game!""

This tribute was added by Lee Leonard on 25th May 2014

"Ken, You will forever be missed, I wish I took that call from you the day before you left this earth. Sorry. I'll miss talking with you everyday."

This tribute was added by Sherry Davis on 11th May 2014

"Ken was a lovely, kind man who really classed up a press box.  He will be missed.  So glad I got to know him."

This tribute was added by Chris EffedUp on 4th May 2014

"You wll be forever missed Ken. Thanks for the memories. I love you."

This tribute was added by Daniel C on 2nd May 2014

"Ken,

Thank you for all the wonderful stories, memories, great laughs, acts of kindness, words of encouragement, lifelong advice and recommendations, and especially your honest and genuine friendship since the beginning. You will be missed greatly...lighting a candle for a dear unique friend."

This tribute was added by Carolyn Bonanno on 30th April 2014

"Services for Ken will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (8701 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA)."


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