Hemming, Daniel W.
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Canandaigua: Daniel W. Hemming, age 79, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the House of John in Clifton Springs, following a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Ellen (Babcock) Hemming; four children, Stephen W. Hemming of Worcester, MA, Janda L. Hemming, Jennifer E. Williams, Sarah W. (Tim)McCadden, all of Rochester; brother, Ken (Sandy)Hemming of FL; sister, Elissa Hemming of AZ; sister-in-law, Nancy (Jim) Gray of TX; nephew, Mark; niece, Dana; and many very special cousins.
Dan was born in Queens, NY and was the son of Daniel W. and Ethel (Kraus) Hemming. He graduated from Webster High School in 1951 and the University of Rochester in 1955, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Dan was a US Army veteran and served in Italy, later returning to Rochester to embark on an extremely successful 50 plus year career in insurance and financial planning. He was a thoughtful colleague and positive mentor to many with whom he worked. Dan was a member of, and honored by, several professional organizations throughout his career. He volunteered for and served on many boards including, the YMCAs of Rochester and Canandaigua, the United Way, Rotary Clubs of Rochester and Canandaigua, and the Granger Homestead. Dan was an active communicant of St. John's Episcopal Church in Canandaigua and a member of its Stephen Ministry. He loved hiking, sailing, golfing kayaking and riding his tractor.
A Memorial service to celebrate his life, will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11am at St. John's Episcopal Church, 183 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 183 N. Main St. Canandaigua, NY 14424 or the House of John, 14 Spring St., Clifton Springs, NY 14432. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.
Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Dec. 2, 2012