Thomas A. Kemper, Sr., 79, of White Oak, died Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Family Hospice at Canterbury Place in Pittsburgh. He was born December 30, 1937 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Clarence and Marie Hill Kemper. He was the husband of the late Sandra L. "Toots" Horvatin Kemper, who passed away February 3, 2013. Thomas was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, where he was a former usher. He worked as a truck driver for ECM in Springdale.
Thomas is survived by his children, Thomas A. Kemper, Jr. of White Oak, Michelle (George) Zaspel of Export, Renee (Brian) Fite of Pittsburgh, and Tim (Jodi) Kemper of Cameron, NC.; four granddaughters, Kaylee (Jack), Tara (Fiance Derek), Lizzie and Lexxie; 3 sisters, Doris (Tom) Merritt of Jefferson Hills, Karen Moore of White Oak, and Jennifer (Doug) Weimer of North Huntingdon; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sister, Janet (the late Steven) Lugares and brother, Alan (Karen) Kemper of White Oak. Friends are welcome Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 6 pm to 8 pm & Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 12 noon - 6 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Angela Merici Church on Monday, November 20, 2017, at 10 am with The Rev. Kevin J. Dominik, officiating. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue. A special thanks to all the staff at Family Hospice at Canterbury Place for their care given to our father. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Avenue #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 208-3550 or Family Hospice at Canterbury Place, 310 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 (412) 622-9000. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published November 17, 2017.