Clarence Kemper

January 17, 2019



Clarence Kemper



Clarence W. Kemper, Jr., age 71, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019.  He died peacefully with his children by his side.



Clarence was born on March 20, 1947 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of Clarence W. Kemper and Dorothy Kemper (Wolf.) He graduated from Garden Spot High School and, later, Penn State University.  Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. While serving in the Air Force, as a nuclear engineer, he travelled to places such as Okinawa, Japan.

On June 8, 1968, he married Paula Sue Gerhard. He and Paula had two children, Eric and Kristin, while Clarence was stationed in Limestone, Maine.

Upon receiving an honorable discharge from the Air Force, he began a lengthy career in the parking industry which included employment with Cincinnati Time, Amano Cincinnati, Inc. and SKIDATA, Inc.  His career in the parking industry provided him opportunities to befriend and enrich many people’s lives and to live in Maryland, Kentucky, New Jersey and Missouri.  He retired from the industry in December 2015 as General Manager of the St. Louis Trading Area for SKIDATA.

In 2012, he met Rose Marie Ford whom he married in 2016.

Clarence enjoyed meeting people, travelling, history and anything connected to aviation.

Clarence is predeceased by his parents and first wife, Paula Sue Kemper, nee Gerhard.

Clarence leaves behind his loving wife, Rose Marie Kemper; his son, Eric Kemper (Jodi Stewart) and two grandchildren, Ryan and Emily, of Cary, North Carolina; his daughter, Kristin Flood (Matt) and two grandchildren, Ethan and Jacob of Erie, Colorado.  He is also survived by his brother, Ron Kemper (Betsy Dombach), his sister, Susie Kemper (Terry Kohl), his nephew, Steve Kemper (Arria) and his niece, Kathy DesAutels (Jordan.)

A memorial service will be held on February 8that 2:00pm at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, 14820 Conway Road, Chesterfield, Missouri.  There will also be a Celebration of Clarence’s Life in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the summer of 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his name to: The American Cancer Society.