OBITUARY

Alan Arthur Hemberger

March 1, 1948October 20, 2013
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Alan Arthur Hemberger was born March 1, 1948 to John and Grace Hemberger in Trenton, New Jersey, and grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He passed away October 20, 2013 in Chatham, Massachusetts. Alan served his country proudly in Vietnam. After returning to the States, he finished his bachelor’s degree at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. It was in Boston that he met Jane Kochman, and they were married for 39 years.

Alan worked all over the country for his entire career as an excellent newscaster, mostly as a television anchorman. He was widely respected for his professionalism and kindness. Alan was an avid Boston sports fan, a loyal citizen of the “Red Sox Nation”. He also loved all kinds of music, especially Elvis Presley. After retirement, he fulfilled a life-long dream by moving to Cape Cod, his favorite place on earth since childhood.

Alan is survived by Jane and their five children, Ahren Hemberger, Christian Hemberger and wife, Laura, Corey Hemberger, John Hemberger and fiancée, Amber Smith, and Daniel Hemberger and wife, Brittany; grandchildren, Spencer, Jett, and Rebekah, with another grandson on the way; brothers, Richard Hemberger and wife, Mary Lou, and William Hemberger and wife, Susan; several nieces, nephews, other family, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, Alan would have been pleased to have donations made to Purple Heart or the Wounded Warriors Project.

Services

  • Vigil Service Sunday, October 27, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Monday, October 28, 2013
  • Committal Service Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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Gerard Piccolo

March 30, 2014

Alan Hemberger was a VERY sincere & genuinely NICE man...Of the times friends & I were invited guests of KTRK 13 to watch LIVE in-studio newscasts, Alan was always one of the NICEST on-air personalities there. In fact, one time at the end of a newscast, he actually autographed a "script-sheet" given out at the beginning to follow as we watched. I still have it to this day...My sincere condolences to the Hemberger Family on the loss of a WONDERFUL man...Alan will be truly missed. Gerard Piccolo & Family (Houston, TX)

Ray Keiser

November 18, 2013

Our sympathy for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. I am honored to have had the opportunity to know him.

Lee Bergman

November 7, 2013

"Beyond the ideas of rightdoing and wrongdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there."

- Rumi

Bernie and Rita Morin

November 7, 2013

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Many good years and fond memories of all the Hemberger family as wonderful neighbors.

Diann Lewis-Mouton

November 5, 2013

To the Hemberger Family,may your husband,father and grandfather rest in the loving arms of the Lord Almighty,he will be missed,as a teenager he was the reason I watched the news to see his delightful smile he was my favorite anchor man when he was in Houston
Diann Lewis-Mouton

jeane rogers

November 1, 2013

allen we did it we won boston redsock

Floyd & Tiffany Etheridge

October 31, 2013

To all of the Hemberger family we extend our most heartfelt thoughts to you. Alan was a one of a kind and I am a better person for having known him. He was a loving dad and a consummate professional. I know you all will miss him very much, and I pray for God's blessings and comfort during this time.

Bob Goldsmith

October 30, 2013

My condolences to Family and friends. It is always sad to read of the passing of another fellow Redcatcher.

Sherry Quick-Compher

October 30, 2013

Sorry to hear this, RIP Alan.
May God give comfort and peace at this hard time. Prayers with you all!

Sandy (Quick) Miller

October 29, 2013

Jane,
Although we have never met, I am a Cousin of Alan's from his mother's side of the family. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband who must have been a wonderful man, father and grandfather.