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Lawrence J. KempaApril 15, 1951 ~ February 3, 2017 (age 65)
Lawrence Joseph Kempa, 65, of Center Twp., passed away on February 3rd, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver PA
He was born on April 15, 1951, in Yukon, PA and a member of Saint Frances Cabrini Catholic Church where he was the director of facilities. Lawrence is a graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic High School and attended Duquesne University. He is a retired Postmaster of The U.S.P.S. He was also a member of the Lions Club, where he was the past District Governor of District 14N and past President of Ambridge Lions, as well as a member of N.A.P.U.S.
Lawrence is preceded in death by his father, Joseph Kempa; his father-in-law, Philip M. Kanfush Jr.; and a niece, Hanna Rae Ensworth.
He is survived by his wife, Denise (Kanfush) Kempa; his mother, Marie (Squarcia) Kempa; two sons, David J. (Lora) O’Neil of Charleroi, PA, and Brian P. (Ashley) O’Neil of Clinton, PA; a daughter, Meghan M. (Kurt) Morgan of Oklahoma City, OK; six grandchildren, Tyler, Taryn, Landon, Anna Lisa, Sydney, and Kennedy; a brother, Gary (Rhonda) Kempa of Murrysville, PA; a mother-in-law, Elizabeth Kanfush of Center Twp.; a brother-in-law, Fr. Philip M. Kanfush O.S.B. of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe PA; four sisters-in-law, Ladonna (James) Dmitsak of Center Twp., Monica (Kevin) Gorman of Medina, Ohio, Aileen (Kevin) McCullogh of Center Twp., and Michaleen (Scott) Ensworth of Beaver Falls; several nieces and nephews and several great- nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Monday February 6th and Tuesday February 7th from 1p-4p and 6p-8p on both days in the Darroch Memorial Chapel Inc., 2640 Mill Street, Aliquippa PA 15001. www.darrochfuneralhome.com where closing prayers will be offered on Wednesday morning at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church with his brother-in-law Fr. Philip M. Kanfush O.S.B. and Fr. Martin Bartel O.S.B. officiating.
Internment to follow in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.
A Vigil Service will be held on Tuesday evening at 5:45pm in the funeral home and The Lions Club also will conduct a service Tuesday evening at 6:30pm.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, 115 Trinity Dr, Aliquippa, PA 15001 or Lions Club International Foundation, Dept. 4547 Carol Stream, Illinois 60122-4547 in the name of PDG Larry Kempa District 14N