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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...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Katya - Lancaster, PA - Daughter

“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...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Dave Burkholder - Pottstown, PA

“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...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Lydia Kreider - Lancaster, PA

“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...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Carolyn J. Hussar (Mrs. H.) - PA

“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...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Pam & Mike Clark - Manheim, PA

“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...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Karen Rogan - Lititz, PA - friend

“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...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jo-Anne Shellhamer - PA

“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...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Scott & Teresa Peters - Ephrata, PA

“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...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Rick Brouse - East Petersburg, PA

“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...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Kim Beyer - Leola, PA - Friend

Gerald L. Kemler, 63, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday morning at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Arthur L. and Helen Sprout Kemler. He moved to the Lancaster area when he was two. Gerald was the husband of Carol J. Roberts Kemler, together the celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on March 17th.

Gerald was a barber for over 42 years. He was a member of New Life Assembly of God in Lancaster where he was active member of the choir, the Men's Ministry, the H.U.G. Ministry; he was involved with the church coffee café, helped with the custodial staff at one time, and served with two mission trips to Nicaragua and Lithuania. He was known to family and friends as a tinkerer; fixing things and making things, he enjoyed woodworking and crafts, and even making his home a "Green Home" with solar panels and lighting. He loved to sing and hum songs.

Gerald will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Carol, his children; Pastor Mike J. Kemler of Newville, PA and Katya L. Kemler of Lancaster and his sister Ruth, wife of Ambrose Bard of Akron. Gerald was preceded in death by a son, Joseph S. Kemler and his brother Arthur Kemler.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Life Celebration Service from New Life Assembly of God, 1991 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA, 17602 on Thursday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Chris Foster and Pastor Moses Baker officiating. Interment will be held at Memory Gardens, Ephrata, PA. Family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 9:00 AM until the time of services. Please omit flowers. The family kindly requests memorials be sent in Gerald's memory to New Life Assembly of God, at the address above. To share your fondest memory of Gerald, please visit,

Fred F. Groff Inc.
A Life Celebration Funeral Home
234 W. Orange St.
Lancaster, PA 17603