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LLOYD W. KEMPF


Lloyd W. Kempf, of State College, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at his residence.
Born in Kane, he was a son of the late Daniel and Twila Newhouse Kempf.
He married Marjorie L. Kempf.

He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army with the 508 Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, attaining the rank of warrant officer.

He was first employed by PPG Industries in Pittsburgh for 25 years as a manager of international traffic in the distribution and transportation department. He was then employed by AirCo Carbon in Pittsburgh as a general traffic manager until his retirement.
He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in State College and was very active in his church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Linda Eysenbach, and her husband, Karl, of Centre Hall; one brother, Kenneth Kempf, of Kane; six grandchildren, Scott Eysenbach and his wife, Cathy, Todd and Drew Eysenbach, Eric McLaughlin, Keith McLaughlin and his wife, Carrie and Lara VanCise and her husband, Todd; and four great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn VanCise, Dawson VanCise, Taylor McLaughlin and Jacob McLaughlin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan McLaughlin and a brother, John Kempf.

There will be no viewing.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Eloise B. Kyper Funeral Home, 1034 Benner Pike, College Township.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Boalsburg Cemetery.

(Centre Daily Times, State College, PA, 28 Sep 2003, Page 4A - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)
 

(courtesy of Kathleen/Frank Reckner)

Grave marker for Lloyd W. Kempf in the Boalsburg Cemetery, Boalsburg (Centre County), Pennsylvania.

Lloyd was a Cadre member of the 508th having been transferred into the regiment from the 508th PIR on October 16, 1942.  He was already a qualified parachutist and took on the role of instructor as the 508th completed basic training and then jump school.

Kempf participated in the jump into Holland on September 17, 1944 and perhaps also fought in Belgium during the Ardennes campaign.

In January 1945 he is listed as a member of Service Company as the regiment acted as Honor Guard for General Eisenhower at SHAEF Headquarters, Frankfurt, Germany.

 

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