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Douglas C. Kempf

By Howard B. Owens

Corfu - Douglas C. Kempf, 74 of Corfu, passed away Monday (September 26, 2011) at the home of his sister while under Hospice care.

Doug was born July 11, 1937, in North Pembroke, a son of the late Elmer K. and Emma Brady Kempf.

Doug worked for over 39 years for National Fuel in Batavia. He was a devoted member of Mogadore Chapel, served as a volunteer and fire police with the East Pembroke Fire Department and proudly participated in the Ride for Roswell for seven years.  Doug had a passion for gardening and also enjoyed fishing. He also served in the Coast Guard Reserves for eight years. He was the brother of the late Donald Kempf.

Surviving is his beloved wife of 45 years, Linda (Knapp) Kempf of Corfu; a daughter, Dawn Kempf of Batavia: his sister, Loretta Kempf (Gary) Cain of Corfu: a niece, a nephew and a few cousins also survive.

Family and friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu. Funeral services will be held thursday at 11 AM at the Mogadore Chapel 8063 North Pembroke Road, Batavia, NY 14020.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church in Doug's memory.

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