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Newton B. Kemp Jr.

STANFORDVILLE, N.Y. —Newton B. Kemp Jr. passed away on May 18, 2020, at the age of 86, at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck, N.Y. 

He was born on July 8, 1933, at Vassar Brother’s Hospital, to parents Newton Kemp Sr. and Evalena Thurst Kemp Hardisty. 

Newt was a lifetime resident of Stanfordville, where he served as a volunteer fireman for 67 years. He was also a member of the United Church of Christ for 86 years, town councilman for 10 years, as well as a member of the Stanfordville Lions Club. 

He worked at IBM for 35 years and retired at the age of 58. After retirement he worked part-time at Peck & Peck Funeral Home for many years. 

Newt married Roberta Harrington on Oct. 3, 1954, in Garrison, N.Y. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Kemp; his daughters, Michelle (Kemp) Holst-Grubbe and Adrienne (Kemp) D’Antonio and her husband, Louis D’Antonio; his granddaughters, Lisa Keeler Mielich and Robert Mielich, Allison Holst-Grubbe and Paige Howarth and Amie Keeler Buonome and Stephen Buonome;  his great-grandchildren, Matthew Mielich, Austin Mielich, Mattison Mondene and Sophia Keeler; his sister, Kathleen Kemp Calabrese and Alfonso Calabrese; a brother-in-law, Robert Jones; and his nieces and nephew.

Newt was predeceased by his parents; his stepfather, Chester Hardisty; his sister, Arthena Kemp Jones; and his son-in-law, George Holst-Grubbe. 

Newt was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed playing golf, participating in sports, watching his great-grandsons play sports, as well as spending time with his family. 

A celebration of life ceremony will occur in the near future. Due to COVID-19, services and burial are private for immediate family only. 

Arrangements are entrusted with Peck & Peck Funeral Home in Pine Plains.

To send online condolences, go to www.peckandpeck.net.

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