James A. Kemick Sr., 89, of 1065 W. Washington St., passed away Thursday (May 1, 2014) at his residence.
Born March 20, 1925, in Lewis Run, he was a son of the late Edward Clarence and Florence Marie (Roberts) Kemick.
On Oct. 23, 1948, he married Jean Marie (Lyons) Kemick, who died Nov. 7, 2000.
Mr. Kemick attended Hobson Place School. On May 17, 1943, he was inducted into the United States Navy
. He served during World War II
, receiving the Pacific Theater Ribbon with four bronze stars
and the American Theater Ribbon. He was honorably discharged, March 7, 1946. He worked as a welder for Wes Fisher's "Wrought Iron Ornamental Works" in East Bradford, Kessell Construction and G. M. McCrossen Construction with Union Local #3. He had worked for many local families on wrought iron projects and also for St. Bernard Church.
He was an active member of St. Bernard Church and supported St. Bernard School.
Surviving are two daughters, Julie (David) Zuckerman and Karen Kemick, and one son, James A. Kemick Jr., all of Bradford; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a son, Robert Kemick, who died July 29, 2009.
Family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 E. Main St.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as Celebrant. Military honors and committal services will be held in Willowdale Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Jude's Hospital or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com