Donald Kemp

Ronald Kevin "Skip" Kemp, 51, of Bradford, passed away Monday (Dec. 2, 2013) at his home. 
Born Sept. 22, 1962, in Olean, N.Y., he was the son of M. Ronald Kemp and the late Victoria Bradley Kemp. 
A lifelong resident of the area, he graduated from Otto-Eldred High School in 1980. After high school, he was employed at his father's business, the Eldred Paint and Body for several years. Later, he was employed by North Eastern Industrial Insulation as a contractor. 
His greatest passion in life was hunting with his daughter and his many buddies. Known by some as a "dog whisperer" he was also a dog lover, especially "Gus." 
He is survived by his daughter, Shaela A. Kemp of Wattsburg; his father of Conway, S.C.; his sister, Julie (William) Cochran of Duke Center; a nephew, Cody Cochran of Olean; nieces Chelsea (Nathan) Thomas, Jocelyn Cochran and Cassandra Cochran, and grandnephews, Conner Thomas and Wyatt Thomas, all of Duke Center.  
He was predeceased by his mother in 2012.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating. 
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA or Hunt of a Lifetime,, 6297 Buffalo Rd. Harbor Creek, PA 16421.
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Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 5 to Dec. 12, 2013