Kemp, Daniel Steven
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20, of Scottsdale, AZ passed away on December 21, 2011. Born December 8, 1991 at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, CA and died much too young, at age 20, in downtown Phoenix. He loved his entire extended family, all things Bay Area, sports, classic rock, history, and politics. He was a huge fan of all Stanford sports and was often a walking billboard for Stanford. He had an infectious smile, a great sense of humor, and a big heart. He attended Desert Mountain HS in Scottsdale, graduating in May of 2010 and then attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU. He played soccer when he was young, then baseball and basketball as he grew older, and then golf. He loved playing classic rock intros, solos, and occasionally an entire song on the piano. He connected with adults as well or better than with his peers and was universally admired for his maturity and character. During high school, he volunteered his time at the Boys and Girls Club and then became a member of the staff. During college, he served 3 internships with local newspapers, most recently with the AZ Republic doing breaking news. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 2:30 PM at Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery, 401 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ with a viewing and reception immediately following. Casual dress--sports jerseys, Stanford gear or Stanford colors would honor Daniel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale in his name.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2011