Kremer, Alfred P.
Brighton: Died peacefully after a long fight with cancer on March 27, 2013 at age 76. A Rochester native, Al was the son of Pearl and Philip Kremer. He graduated Monroe High School in 1954, and attended the University of Rochester. He joined the U.S. Army
in 1957, was promoted to first lieutenant in 1959, and awarded the Good Conduct medal upon discharge in 1960. Returning to his studies, he graduated in 1962 from the University of Rochester, and Albany Law School in 1965. He practiced law for 45 years as a trial attorney, doing criminal, matrimonial, legal, and medical malpractice law. He served on the Legal Aid Society board in the late 1960's, later becoming director, and also received two awards from the Monroe County Bar Association for his generous pro bono service.
Al also served on numerous boards, including the Monroe County Bar Association, Seneca Zoological Society, the Rochester Association for the United Nations, and helped incorporate Garth Fagan's Bottom of the Bucket in the early 1970's. In recent years he worked on several get-out-the-vote campaigns in Ohio and New York.
Al was an avid runner, completing numerous marathons. He enjoyed scuba diving, cycling, kayaking, hiking, ice climbing, and mountaineering. He loved being outdoors, and cherished weekly hikes in Mendon Ponds as well as traveling overseas to enjoy opera and the fine arts.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years and best friend, Ellen, and beloved son Douglas, as well as cherished nieces and nephews Phil and Barbara Lichtenstein, Roberta and Tom Gosling, Cynthia and Nick Ruccia, and five great nieces and nephews. Also loved and cherished are Dan Smith, Alyssa Takigawa and their son Dexter.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 14th, 3:00 PM at the funeral chapel (2305 Monroe Ave.). Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Rochester Philharmonic or WXXI, www.rpo.org