Kent wanted to make the most of 'that dash' between 09/15/1962 and 11/29/2023.
Kent Forrest Kumbroch is survived by his Mother Rosalind Babette (Hoffmann) Kumbroch of Kailua-Kona Hawaii, Oldest Brother Uwe (Kathy) Kumbroch of Boise Idaho, Older Brother Rainer (Lisa) Kumbroch of Honolulu Hawaii, Son David (Chelsea) Kumbroch of Colorado, Daughter Hannah Kumbroch of California, Daughter Samantha Kumbroch of California, as well as Cousins in Germany and Nieces & Nephews in Idaho. Kent's Girlfriend Jennifer Wang was by Kent's side, taking good care of him during his lengthy battle. Kent will also be greatly missed by their two mini-Labradoodles Nani & Bonita, both of whom provided Kent with lots of unconditional love & comfort which he treasured.
It was Kent's wish to have his ashes scattered off of Honokohau Harbor in Kailua-Kona Hawaii, in the same area where his Father Karl-Heinz Matthaus Kumbroch was scattered in May 1998. In Hawaii, this is part of a Celebration of Life. This ceremony will likely take place in early 2024.
Kent didn't want a 'sad funeral' on his behalf in Dayton. Having said that, we know that his heart was with Ohio & his many friends & co-workers there over many years of his life.
For those who are inclined to do something in Kent's Memory:
1. The Kent Kumbroch Foundation under The Dayton Foundation Plus, Inc has been set up to initiate, promote, organize, sponsor, contribute to and generally further charitable, educational, civic, religious and community activities, undertakings and institutions. Additionally, the Kent Kumbroch Legacy Fund under The Dayton Foundation, Inc will aim to meet human needs and improve the quality of life in the Greater Dayton area. It has been Kent's goal to give back to the community that he loved and provided so much support to him. Visit www.DaytonFoundation.org in the New Year to search for name & apply a gift.
2. Kent provided a generous gift to the Kettering Health Cancer Center through the stewardship of the Kettering Health Foundation, in support of compassionate care, research & equipment to increase community access to care. The fifth floor of the Kettering Health Cancer Center and a new Kent Kumbroch Theranostic Treatment Suite are named in his honor. Visit www.KetteringHealth.org to Make a Gift in Kent's Memory.
3. Day City Hospice assisted with Kent's Home Hospice Care. A gift to them through the Addus Hope Foundation ensures that they can continue to support hospice patients in need and continue to grant final wishes. The Addus Hope Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Their goal is to redefine hope for patients, and their families, by equipping them with the resources to live out their final months with dignity, compassion and respect. Visit www.DayCityHospice.com to Donate in Kent's Memory.
4. Raise a glass to Kent any time! He'd like that!