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Theodore E. Kemak, Sr.

Theodore E. Kemak, Sr., 73, of Willet, NY, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Ted was born in Lincklaen, NY on December 2, 1935, a son of the late Steve and Lena Engi Kemak. A longtime resident of this area, he was a dairy farmer for the greatest share of his life. He also worked as Highway Superintendent for the Town of Willet for 15 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Suzanne Quinn Kemak, and his children, Marie (Harry) Edwards, Bonnie (Terry) Hart, Ted, Jr. (Erika) Kemak, Robert Kemak, JoAnne Rider, Charles (Vickie) Kemak, Dennis (Shelly) Kemak, Rose Quinlan, Stephen (Mary) Kemak, and Mary Kemak. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Bethany (Andrew) Wheler, Corey Edwards, Shawn and Shannon Hart, Matt (Jen) Kemak, Ted, III (Tiffany) Kemak, Casey Kemak, Kyle, Ashley and Christopher Kemak, Dawson Westfall, Crystal Rider, Blake Kemak, Charles Kemak, Breanne, Tyler, and Dillion Kemak, Kelly, Mary and Megan Quinlan, Cody Kemak, Kylie Beckwith, Lance Corporal Joshua Decker, and Hunter and Colton Lewis; and two great grandsons, Riley Kemak and Ted Kemak IV. He is also survived by brothers, Frank and John, and sisters, Dot, Jean, Mary and Helen, and a sister-in-law, Kathryn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 19, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Whitney Point, NY with Reverend Jerome Katz as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery at a later date. The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Sunday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Ted may be directed to the Willet Rescue Squad, c/o Margaret Yarnes, Willet, NY 13863 or Caring Community Hospice of Cortland, 11 Kennedy Parkway, Cortland, NY 13045.

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So very sorry to hear of Teds passing he was a wonderful man, will sadly be missed in the neighborhood. Your family is in my prayers, may God bless you all

Diane Dingman n Family Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy at the loss of your wonderful father and husband.

Joan Abbott Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

To the Family of Mr. Kemak, Sr.,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort from the Scriptures where it assures us that God can awaken those who have fallen asleep in death.

"Do not marvel at this because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life."--John 5:28,29

A. Taylor Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

May your memories sustain and comfort you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Phil & Joanne Brown Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM



To all the Kemak family.
We are sorry to hear of your loss.. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow..

Rob & Kelly Smith Goff Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Sending thaughts and prayers to you all at your time of loss.His smile and presence will truly be missed.But know that he is at peace in the comfort of the LORD.

Kurtis,Renae Brown and family Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Beth and Andy ,so sorry for the loss of POPPY we know how much he meant to you.Find comfort in knowing that he surely fealt the same.Know that he is now with you at all times in spirit.

Kurt,Renae Brown and family Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear about your lost. You are in our prayers.

Josephine & Ray Kellogg Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM