Kemis John Dengler
August 23, 1940 – November 30, 2018
Kemis J. Dengler, born to Margaret C. Dengler and Gerald “Jiggs” Dengler, passed away November 30, 2018, in Las Vegas NV with his wife and son by his side. Kem was born and raised in Fredonia, NY. He attended Fredonia Normal School and Fredonia High School. Kem earned his business degree from Bryant Stratton Business Institute in Buffalo, NY after serving in the United States Army at Fort Dix, NJ.
At the young age of 26, Kem purchased Edwards Chevrolet Co. in Westfield, NY. He owned and operated his dealership, Kem Dengler Chevrolet and Oldsmobile, Inc. for the next 26 years. Kem was very active in his profession and community. He was a 26-year member of the NYS Automobile Dealers Association, serving on its Board of Directors for 15 Years and its Education Committee for 8 years. Ultimately presiding as the First Vice-President of the Association. Kem was also a member of the Westfield Academy and Central School Board of Education for 10 years. He was the President of the board for two years. He was also a loyal 26-year member of the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club.
Shortly after the sale of his dealership, Kem was appointed as the Executive Vice-President of the Northern Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce where he served for 10 Years. He and his wife then moved to Las Vegas, NV. He was appointed Supervisor of the Eifel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. Kem managed the Eifel Tower for 10 years when he finally decided to retire in 2010.
Kem is survived by his wife of 54 years, Lois, his son, Timothy, his daughter in-law, Alison, and his beloved grandson, Jeffrey, of Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, his brother James (Fredonia, NY) and sister Lynne Coker (Paxville, SC). He was preceded in death by his and his two sons, Jeffrey and Todd, his father Gerald, his mother Margaret (Fredonia NY) and sister Margaret Hawley (Plano, TX).
A celebration of Kem’s Life will be held in Westfield, NY in the spring,
Kemis John Dengler
December 25, 2018
Dear Lois, I am deeply sadenned by your loss. I have gotten to know you both very well just by working at the neighborhood walmart you guys shop at. our department especially me and Jeanie will miss Kem so much! he was truly one if the nicest, most patient, genuine person we got to know. he was not only a customer, he was a friend and he always loved talking to us about you Lois. I know his spirit will always be by your side. we Love you both.
Love always, your walmart family
December 10, 2018
Dear Lois and family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I enjoyed working with Kemis all those years ago until you uprooted and moved to Vegas.
Meeting both Timothy, Todd, and You sweet lady. Good memories of the Annual Banquets. and of our Chamber Days. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Brenda
December 7, 2018
I always loved that every February, on a cold Western NY winter Sunday, Kem would be plopped up in his recliner, 2 liter of Squirt and a pizza for the Great American Race (Daytona 500). This was waaayyy before NASCAR became popular. Thanks for making me a Squirt fan. R.I.P. Kem