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I remember a lot of things with my dad he was and still is my best friend I miss him so much. Holidays are coming up and its really hard for me but I know he would want me to be happy it just hurts because Its not the same anymore seems like life just got harder.


Posted by: Katya - Lancaster, PA - Daughter   Nov 23, 2012

Dear Carol, Mike and Katya:

Sorry doesn't convey how deeply I feel for you and your family upon Jerry's untimely passing. I call his departure untimely because he was, as you and others know, a great and wonderful man. The world could use more Jerry Kemlers, as friends, mentors, husbands and fathers. Now, he and Joey are united again, and for that, I shed tears of happiness and joy. Those two men were so important in my life. From them, I

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Posted by: Dave Burkholder - Pottstown, PA - Friend   Jun 28, 2012

I will always remember Jerry chatting away while cutting my hair or giving me perms. He was a kind and gentle man who lived his faith. He was an inspiration doing special projects around the house and Carol was also great with the yard. Sadie was a treat to visit as she would sit and watch Jerry cut my hair.
I will miss him with alll my heart, a true friend. This is just so very sad.
My expressions of sympathy go

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Posted by: Lydia Kreider - Lancaster, PA - friend   May 23, 2012

Dear Katya,
I was sorry to read of the passing of your father. I pray that you and your family will be held in God's loving arms and know that He will be with you through this time of loss. Remember all the wonderful times you shared with your father, I remember you said you went fishing and enjoyed singing with him. My deepest sympathies to your family.
Mrs. H


Posted by: Carolyn J. Hussar (Mrs. H.) - Lancaster, PA   May 23, 2012

Carol, Mike, and Katya, We are so very sorry for your loss. Gerry was such a funny guy. We so enjoyed his company. I will always remember the time we were at Shady Maple., and how I laughed so hard, that I had to run to the restroom. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you and the family.


Posted by: Pam & Mike Clark - Manheim, PA - friend   May 22, 2012

Carol, Mike and Katya.

Ed and I are so very very sorry to learn of Gerry's passing. We fondly remember sitting around your dining room table laughing until our sides hurt. I pray that the love of Christ will comfort you at this very difficult time.


Posted by: Karen Rogan - Lititz, PA - friend   May 22, 2012

To Carol, Mike and Katya,
I am so extremely sorry for your loss...
Gerry was a bright star in the sky now sent up to be with our Lord.
Have comfort in knowing he will be with our heavenly Father . May his memory be eternal and my you know you are truly loved in this time of
sympathy....My heart truly aches for you all...with much love, from
Jo Shellhamer


Posted by: Jo-Anne Shellhamer - East Petersburg, PA   May 22, 2012

Jerry was a funny guy. The memory that came to our mind was when Jerry and Tim Hamilton were construction workers, in a drama New Life Church did about Heaven and Hell. In the drama Jerry lead his co-worker to Christ and they both went to Heaven. I (Teresa) played an angel and we were not to laugh or show emotions. In that scene they were both so excited, and funny that it was very hard to keep a straight

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Posted by: Scott & Teresa Peters - Ephrata, PA - Friend   May 22, 2012

Dear Kemler family,
Jerry & I have been part of a ministry that began at New Life over 20 years ago called "Bible buddies". Groups of fellas would gather for breakfast once a month to chat, minister, catch up, confide, pray, laugh, cry, and just be there for one another. The ministry has long gone by the wayside, but Jerry & I were still gone strong. We've both been through some serious trials and tribulations. I wish you knew just

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Posted by: Rick Brouse - East Petersburg, PA - best buddy   May 22, 2012

I always remember going over to their house and Jerry always being so funny and friendly. I remember him always telling me to make my self at home and dont be shy. I remember always going over to swim and just have a great time. I was very young but I remember living across the street from my family and I and going on some zoo trips together. I will always remember Jerry as an amazing, funny guy who always had a big heart and only wanted the best for people! I love him so much! :)


Posted by: Kim Beyer - Leola, PA - Friend   May 22, 2012