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Douglas Kemme

Douglas Henry Kemme

Sunday, June 10th, 1928 - Sunday, April 12th, 2020
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Obituary

Douglas H. Kemme, 91, of Palm City, FL and formerly from Dewitt, NY, passed away at home with his loving wife and daughter by his side on Sunday April 12, 2020.

He was born in Rome, New York on June 10, 1928, to Henry William and Evelyn Mary (Millis) Kemme.

He was a long-term resident of DeWitt, NY before moving 10 years ago to Stuart and then Palm City, FL. Douglas graduated from New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. He began his career with the Good Shepard Hospital/Syracuse University as an X-Ray technician and then worked at SUNY Upstate Medical Center for 27 years. He retired as Assistant Administrator and Clinical Assistant Professor at Upstate in the Diagnostic Division of the Department of Radiology.

Douglas co-developed a series of contoured filters used in Xray machines in many offices and hospitals in the United States. He was a consultant and lecturer on Quality Control at several surrounding hospitals in Upstate New York, as well as an examiner for Xray technology licensure with New York State Department of Health. He also co-authored a book and wrote several publications related to Radiography.

He enjoyed golf, photography, skiing, cooking, carpentry projects, technology challenges and reading. But most of all he loved to spend time and golf with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Pompey Club, Pompey, NY and The Florida Club in Stuart, FL. He was a member and volunteer at The Knights of Columbus in Stuart, FL, and an active member at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt and Holy Redeemer Church in Palm City where he served as Eucharist Minister, usher, greeter and counter.

Surviving are his wife, Elaine Kemme; his children, Diana Kemme, Cynthia (Dale) Randall, Deborah Kemme; his step-children, Leon Grosso, Steven Grosso, Julia Tortora; his grandchildren, Jason and Jeremy Randall; one great-grandchild, Douglas Randall; several grand step-children, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his first wife of 50 years, Virginia (Mathis); parents, Evelyn (Millis) and Henry Kemme; and son-in-law, Kevin Coates.

There will be a Private Service for Douglas in Florida. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date at Holy Cross Church, DeWitt, NY. Douglas will be entombed at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dewitt, NY.

Memorial donations in loving memory of Douglas can be made to Holy Cross Church, 4112 E Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13214 or to Knights of Columbus, 7251 SW Gaines Ave, Stuart, FL 34997.
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    Location
    St. Mary's Cemetery, DeWitt
    Address
    4100 East Genesee Street
    Syracuse, NY 13214
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Jill Copanas

Posted at 08:04pm
Our deepest sympathy to the Kemme family. We knew Doug from the Pompey Club and always enjoyed his friendship and sense of humor. He will certainly be missed.
May his memory be everlasting.
Nick & Jill Copanas
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Wolfner’s

Posted at 01:26pm
Dear Elaine,
Cookie and I were shocked to hear about Doug.
The 9:00 mass will always remind us of you and him and generate prayers.
Jack and Cookie Wolfner
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Carolyn Walsh

Posted at 11:56am
Douglas will be missed a smile on his face as I entered church on Sunday RIP my friend carolyn
DB

Dan Bassano

Posted at 09:15am
Doug was so very well respected at Upstate Medical Center for his professional and personal qualities. He combined people skills with technical expertise, an important combination in Radiology.
Dan Bassano [ physicist colleague, Upstate Medical University]
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ARTHUR FRANCESCHINI

Posted at 11:03am
DIANA ; I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dad hope you are enjoying your retirement in Florida . Time is passing by too fast

I have been retired from NPG almost 18 years. ARTHUR FRANCESCHINI CENTRAL SQUARE , NY
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