Clarence W. Kemper, Jr., age 71, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019. He died peacefully with his children by his side.
Clarence was born on March 20, 1947 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Clarence W. Kemper and Dorothy Kemper (Wolf.) He graduated from Garden Spot High School and, later, Penn State University. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving as a nuclear engineer.
On June 8, 1968, he married Paula Sue Gerhard. He and Paula had two children, Eric and Kristin, while Clarence was stationed in Limestone, Maine.
Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Air Force, he began a lengthy career in the parking industry which included employment with Cincinnati Time, Amano Cincinnati, Inc. and SKIDATA, Inc. His career in the parking industry provided him opportunities to befriend and enrich many people’s lives and to live in Maryland, Kentucky, New Jersey and Missouri. He retired from the industry in December 2015 as General Manager of the St. Louis Trading Area for SKIDATA.
In 2012, he met Rose Marie Ford who he married in 2016. Clarence enjoyed meeting people, travelling, history and anything connected to aviation.
He was predeceased by his parents and first wife, Paula Sue Kemper, nee Gerhard.
Clarence leaves behind his loving wife, Rose Marie Kemper; his son, Eric Kemper (Jodi Stewart) and two grandchildren, Ryan and Emily, of Cary, North Carolina; his daughter, Kristin Flood (Matt) and two grandchildren, Ethan and Jacob of Erie, Colorado. He is also survived by his brother, Ron Kemper (Betsy Dombach), his sister, Susie Kemper (Terry Kohl), his nephew, Steve Kemper (Arria) and his niece, Kathy DesAutels (Jordan.)
A memorial service was held on February 8th in Chesterfield, Missouri. There will also be a Celebration of Clarence’s Life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the summer of 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his name to The American Cancer Society.