John A. Gimble, 88, of Plymouth Township passed away unexpectedly Monday, October 25, 2021 at his home.
Born November 1, 1932 in Larksville, he was one of eight children to the late Joseph and Helen Astary Gimble. A graduate of Larksville High School in 1950, he served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army’s 8084th Unit at Yokohoma Signal Depot, Japan. He attained the rank of Corporal and received the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and Korean Service Medal.
Mr. Gimble attained his Bachelor’s degree from Mansfield State College, and a Master’s degree from the University of Scranton, as well as completing studies toward a Doctorate there. He also attended St. John’s University, New York.
Mr. Gimble was on the faculty of Wyoming Valley West School District, teaching Mathematics for over thirty years until his retirement. He was also did educational instruction at State Correctional Institution, Dallas for many years.
He was married to the former Judith Walting for 43 years until her passing on August 17, 2007.
John enjoyed many hobbies. He was an avid hunter, collector of fine and military memorabilia, and traveling extensively around the world.
He was a Life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Kingston and American Legion Post, Larksville; a member of Nanticoke Lodge #332, Free and Accepted Masons, as well as the teaching professional associations.
In addition to his wife, Judith, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Derby.
Surviving are his six siblings, Joseph Gimble, Raymond Gimble, Elizabeth Chackan and Shirley Tomchak and husband, Leonard, all of Larksville, William Gimble, Pringle and Pauline Sasser, Swoyersville and numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Services were private. There will be no public viewing or calling hours.
Private services were held for the family. There will be no public Viewing or Calling hours.