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Ralph Eugene Kemp

October 17, 1938 ~ April 18, 2022 (age 83)


Ralph Eugene Kemp, 83 of Waynesboro, PA passed away on April 18, 2022 at home after fighting a 3-year battle with cancer. He was the husband of Barbara Day Kemp, whom he married in 1958. He was a longtime resident of Frederick, MD, the son of the late Raymond and Eleanor Hildebrand Kemp. In addition to his wife he is survived by three children, Mitchell, Julie and Janiele, and seven grandchildren, Karli, Riley, Jacquie, Christopher, Jordyn, Brandon and Kelsey. 

Ralph co-owned and operated K & K Automotive in Frederick for 30 years. In 1984, Ralph started building a log home assisted by a few friends and family. Upon completion he and his wife moved to the log home and resided there for 28 years before moving to Waynesboro. He was very proud of that log home. 

Ralph attended Garfield United Methodist Church where he most enjoyed singing the all familiar hymns from the past. He had a fantastic voice. 

The family is very grateful to SpiriTrust Lutheran Hospice; they have been a blessing. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 29th at Garfield United Methodist Church, 13628 Stottlemyer Rd, Smithsburg, MD 21783, followed by a luncheon at the church. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Garfield United Methodist Church or SpiriTrust Lutheran Hospice (spiritrustlutheran.org). 

To send flowers to Ralph's family, please visit our floral store.


Memorial Service
April 29, 2022

11:00 AM
Garfield United Methodist Church (Smithsburg)

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