Allegany – Joseph D. Kemp
Joseph D. Kemp, of 1839 Four Mile Road, died January 14, 2020 at the Cuba Memorial Hospital, following a long illness.
Joseph was born on April 25, 1948 in Olean, NY and was the son of Donald C. and Delores Stayer Kemp. On August 1, 1981 in Humphrey, NY he married his wife of 38 years, Gail Atkins, who survives.
Joseph served in the US Army from July 19, 1967 to July 30, 1970. He was a proud Vietnam Veteran. Joseph worked at Niagara Mohawk for over 30 years, in the Forestry Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his pets, and being outdoors.
Along with his loving wife, Joseph is survived by; 2 daughters, Jennifer (Jeff) Geise of Olean, NY and Kristen (Michael Shank) Kemp of Lunenburg, MA; his grandchildren, Alex and Brian Austin and Aryanna Shank; a sister Donna (Dennis) Holly of Hinsdale, NY; several nieces and nephews; and his good friend, Jim Swanson of Knapp Creek.
Joseph was predeceased by his parents and a sister Joyce Bertch.
Friends will be received on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 East State Street, Olean. During that time an Incense Service will be held at 6:00 pm. A Divine Liturgy will be held at St. Joseph's Maronite Catholic Church on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm. The Rev. Tanios Mouanes, Pastor, will celebrate. Burial will be at the St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, NY. Full military honors will be accorded by the Allegany American Legion, Charles Harbel Post #892 Ritual Team. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
Memorials may be made to Allegany Rescue and EMS, 186 West Main Street, Allegany, New York 14706 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
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