Father Robert F. Kemeter

Father Robert F. Kemeter

AGE: 68 • Somerset

Father Robert F. Kemeter, died on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 68 years old. Father Kemeter was born in Allentown, PA. His primary education was completed at Sacred Heart School in Allentown and he attended and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Allentown. His under graduate work was completed at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Father Kemeter attended Saints Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh and the Saint Francis Seminary in Loreto, PA. He was Ordained to the Priesthood for the Eparchy of Passaic on July 4, 1972 by His Grace Michael J. Dudick. Father Kemeter served in several parishes throughout the eparchy of Passaic. His parish assignment at the time of his death was Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Somerset where he served for over ten years.

Father Kemeter was pre deceased by his parents; Edward and Stella Kemeter. He is survived by his brothers; James Kemeter of Bethlehem, PA and Daniel Kemeter and his wife Christine also of Bethlehem. He is also survived by his Nephews; Jeffrey, David, and Michael Kemeter and great nephews; Jackson and Ryan Kemeter.

Visitation will take place on Thursday from 5-9 PM at Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church 285 Hamilton Street in Somerset. Parastas services will begin at 7:30 PM. The Office of Christian Burial for a Priest will begin on Friday at 10 AM at church. Please arrive by 9:30. Interment at St. Peter Cemetery in New Brunswick will follow. Please consider a contribution in Father Kemeter's name to Saints Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary, 3605 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15214.

Published in Home News Tribune on Feb. 13, 2013