Emma L. Kaefer

May 20, 1930June 7, 2021

Kaefer, Emma L., May 20, 1930-June 7, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Karl and beloved mother of the late Louise Carbone. Loved by her children and their spouses, Richard and Patricia Kaefer of Parlin, NJ and Carol and Charles Singletary of Chesterfield, VA. Beloved grandmother to Lisa Carpenter & husband Michael, Sean Singletary, and Matthew and Michael Kaefer. Beloved great grandmother to Michael, Valerie and Erica Carpenter.

Emma loved her many friends of over 60 years at the American Turners of NY and she enjoyed watching her favorite soccer teams - Bayern Munich and Germany.

Emma is reposing at Chas. Peter Nagel Funeral Directors, 352 E 87th St., New York, NY, on Wednesday June 9th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM with burial to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Queens, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations to Susan G. Komen Cancer Research in the name of Louise Carbone would be appreciated.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Kaefer family.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 11, 2021


Emma L. Kaefer

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Ruth Wedelich

June 11, 2021

I have known Emma since the 1960's and we shared a lot of memories. I am sad she has left us. She was a good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Sean Singletary

June 9, 2021

William ODonnell

June 9, 2021

Will always remember Aunt Emmy's visits and our last dinner together in Germantown near her apartment. We always kept in contact through greetings cards on holidays and birthdays. My condolences to the Kaefer family, she will be missed beyond words.

irme & john maloni

June 9, 2021

Emma loved coming to our Pool Parties, She enjoyed being with her Turner friends, She will be missed by many. In stiller Traue. Irmgard and John

James O’Donnell

June 9, 2021

Our sincerest condolences to Cousins, Carol and Richie and their families!

Aunt Emmy will be dearly missed! We always kept in contact with each other at least once a month since my Mom passed in 2009. We would talk about our families, as well as old memories in the past of both her life and mine.

I will miss her occasional letters and special occasion and holiday cards. You were my last remaining Aunt and the only one that took the time to get to know me and my family! Whenever there was a birthday or special day, my Aunt Emmy always had that card in the mail a week early. Her thoughtfulness was deeply appreciated and I will always cherish it!

You were my closest Aunt and the only one that actually said that she loved me!
That is how we would end our monthly telephone conversations, saying to each other “I love you”! Our last conversation was on May 19th, as I wanted to call you before your birthday and be early as you always were. You couldn’t talk much, but we did get to say those words once again ... “I love you”!!!

Thank you so much for being a good sister to my Mom and for being there for me and my family! You were a great Aunt and will forever be in our thoughts, prayers and etched eternally in our hearts!

Rest In Peace, my dearest Aunt Emmy and reunite with all of your loved ones who have passed before you in Heaven ...

Love and Prayers Always ... Nephew Jim, Katie, Chris, Chrissie, Allyson, Harper and Baby Caleb

Sean Singletary

June 9, 2021

Sean Singletary

June 9, 2021

Sean Singletary

June 9, 2021

Theresa Buehler

June 8, 2021

Dear Richie, Carol & Families,

Your mom, and I, had many great times over the years, going back to the New York Turn Verein back in the early 60's. We especially enjoyed seeing her at Irme & John's annual pool party and at the various affairs at American Turners New York in the Bronx. In mom's later years, we would drive her home to Manhattan from these events. We will certainly miss her. Our condolences to you, your children and grandchildren. Emma was a very special woman with a sharp mind, right up to the end.

Dennis DeVivo

June 8, 2021

I remember coming over your house for lunch after we had been out playing. Your mother was very kind to me and always made me a good sandwich!! Rest In Peace
Mrs K, all your pain and sorrow are gone!!