James Kemmer

June 24, 1943October 4, 2018

James Kemmer June 24, 1943 - October 4, 2018 Washingtonville, N.Y.

Jim passed peacefully in his sleep on Thurs., Oct. 4th. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on June 24, l943 to James & Margaret Kemmer. He worked for Con Edison in N.Y.C. for 37 yrs. Jim married his wife, Dorothy Puttre at St. Matthias Church in Ridgewood, Queens on Sept. 23, 1967. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, daughter Janice Vecchiarello Apap whom he doted on, son in-law Jason, his 4 grandsons, Michael, Anthony, Joseph & Vincent who were the light of his life. Jim is also survived by his sister, Maryanne (Bob) Geiersbach of Spartanburg, S.C., sisters in-law Jeanette West of Bradenton, Fl., Marion (Jerry) Gorman of Seaside Park, N.J. & brother in-law Bill (Maryann) Puttre of Wallingford, Ct. & many nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, in-laws Dorothy & William Puttre, niece Valerie Blanchard, & nephews, infant Jeffrey & Jonathan Puttre and brother in-law Richard West.

There will be no visitation according to his wishes. A mass will be held on Oct. 13, at 3:P.M. at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Rd. Monroe, N.Y. 10950. Jim’s wish is that a donation be made to a charity of your choice. The family wishes to thank the doctors & staff at Sloan-Kettering Westchester Campus & Orange Regional Medical Center for their kindness & compassion given to our Jim.


  • Cremation Will Be Private Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Memorial Mass Saturday, October 13, 2018

James Kemmer

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