Victoria T. Kemp of Conway, S.C., passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, after losing her battle with cancer.
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Born June 10, 1941, in Manhattan, N.Y., she was the daughter of Francis and Elizabeth Faughnan Bradley. On June 27, 1959, she married Merl Ronald Kemp, who survives.
She attended St. Patrick's parochial schools in Manhattan and graduated from Otto-Eldred High School in 1959.
Mrs. Kemp was a longtime resident of Eldred and Duke Center, before retiring in Conway. She was formerly employed by Witco Corp. in Bradford, and Alcas in Olean, N.Y.
She enjoyed reading, playing cards, bowling, cheering on her Pittsburgh Steelers, spending time at the beach and enjoying the company of family and friends; however, her grandchildren and great-grandsons were her greatest joy.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Julie (William) Cochran of Duke Center, and a son, Ronald "Skip" Kemp of Bradford; grandchildren Cody Cochran, Chelsea (Nathan) Thomas, Jocelyn Cochran and Cassandra Cochran of Duke Center as well as Shaela Kemp of Wattsburg; great-grandsons Conner and Wyatt Thomas of Duke Center; brothers Fred (Evelyn) Bradley in New York and Frank (Patricia) Bradley in New Jersey; plus many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Andreoli, and her brother, Michael Bradley.
There was no visitation or funeral. A celebration of her life will be held in Eldred and announced at a later date.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the
or the Otto-Eldred Sports Boosters Scholarship Fund c/o Otto-Eldred High School, 143 Sweitzer Drive, Duke Center, PA 16729.
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 8 to Nov. 14, 2012