William North Kemm, 88, of McKean died Monday, May 13, 2013 at his home. He was born Erie on October 8, 1924, the son of the late Edwin S. and Juani (Totman) Kemm.
After high school William joined the US Navy and served during WWII. He was an adult leader for the Boy Scout Troup 73 in McKean and was a member of the Edinboro/McKean VFW Post #740.
Bill was an insurance agent for the Western & Southern Life Insurance Company for more than 30 years retiring in Nov. of 1986. He enjoyed bird watching, hunting and just being in the outdoors. Bill was a real people person who loved a good joke and just being around his friends and family. He also loved spending time with his two wonderful cats.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joyce (Suttles) Kemm in 2001; a daughter, Sandra Ott; a brother, Edwin Kemm; four sisters, Gladys Clark, Virginia Totman, Georga “Dot” Bush and Violet Harcourt; also, a granddaughter, Holly Muffie; a grandson, Jason Lewis; and a great-granddaughter, Angel Long.
Survivors include his three daughters, Gloria Gray and her husband, Leonard, of Tennessee, Sally Giles and her husband, Jim, of Waterford, and Tammy Sapp and her husband, Michael, of China; a son, William N. Kemm, III, and his wife, Mary, of Erie; also, 8 grandchildren, Candy Pendergrass, Laura Long, Brian & Lenny Gray all of TN, Neil Lewis of NY, Shonna Brown and Amanda Majczyk of Erie, and David Sapp of China; and 14 great-grandchildren, Talyn and Kylie Gray, A.J., Zachery and JeAnna Long, Kayden and Brayden Gray, Cammie Pendergrass of TN, Elexis Brown of Erie, Tristyn Lewis of NY, Lydia, Quentin, Miles and Melissa Majczyk of Erie.
Friends may call at the Glunt Funeral Home, 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Barb English officiating.
Burial will be in Valley Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be made to the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation, 130 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16501.