Edward Henry Kemner, Jr., 88, of Edgewater, Florida, passed away on February 8, 2022.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Edgewater Alliance Church, 310 N Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater, FL 32132.
Baldwin Brothers New Smyrna Beach has been entrusted.
Edward H. Kemner, Jr.
March 11, 1933 – February 8, 2022
His love for his Lord and Savior was evident in all he did and home, work and play.
Ed was a former deacon, trustee and Sunday School teacher in the church in Schenectady New York and a former elder in the Edgewater Alliance Church (CM&A), Edgewater FL.
Edward Kemner was the husband of Katherine May Oathout Kemner for 66 years. Ed and Kathy moved from upstate New York to make their home in Edgewater in 1989.
Edward is predeceased by his parents, Edward and Marion Kemner of Schenectady NY and his sister Orpha Kemner Knox of Houston TX. Edward is the brother of Rose Marie Kemner Franklin of Colonie, NY.
Ed and Kathy are the parents of three adult children, Edward Daniel Kemner (wife Lois) of Scotia NY, Thomas Floyd Kemner (wife Kathy) of Burleson TX, and Amy Kemner Bombardier (husband Thomas) of Schenectady NY. Ed and Kathy are the grandparents of Steven Edward Kemner (Virginia Beach VA), Elaine Nicole Kemner (Scotia NY), David Daniel Kemner (Parkville MD), Lauren Michele Kemner (New York NY), Brian Thomas Kemner (Burleson TX), Jennifer Kate Kemner (Burleson, TX) and Claire Ellen Kemner (Katy TX). Ed and Kathy are great grandparents of Emily LaPan, Kendra Gill, Macie Gill, Braycen Gill, and Delaney Kemner.
Ed worked with General Electric in the original Schenectady, New York plant for 29 years. He served in the large steam turbine division, and turbines he helped design are serving people all around the world.
Ed always referred to Kathy as “his bride”. Their three children (Dan, Tom and Amy) were a source of love and he boasted of their success. Along came seven grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren to fill his life. He faithfully prayed for them every day, and reminded them of that every time they spoke. And because of his testimony his family will miss him and celebrate his legacy.
Ed was known as “Mr. Fix It” to his family, church family, friends and neighbors. It seemed there wasn’t anything he could not fix, or he would find out how. Along with his availability to help repair things, Ed was known for being available to a wide number of people as an encourager and mentor. When asked what blessing he would ask for his children and their children, Ed replied, “I would wish for all that each one would remain and grow in the faith, and serve our Lord and Savior all the days that God gives them on this earth.”
In lieu of flowers, the family invites you to give a gift to Edgewater Alliance Church’s “Children’s Play Area Fund” (edgewateralliance.org)
310 N Ridgewood Ave, Edgewater, FL 32132