Name: Walter Bertie Kemp
From: The North Adams Transcript, North
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 1959
Born in Savoy, he was the son of the late Charles and Aurelia (Gokey) Kemp. He had lived in Dalton 30 years and before that had lived briefly in this city and for some time in Adams where he had been an engineer in the New England Lime Co., the L. L. Brown Paper Co., and at the Zylonite Paper Mill.
An avid sportsman and baseball fan, Mr. Kemp was a member of the Dalton Rod and Gun Club and he and his wife were often seen at Pine Grove Park in Dalton during the baseball season.
His only son, Walter F., a pitcher at Amherst College, died seven years ago. He was 18.
Five years ago, Mr. Kemp retired as chief engineer at the Crane & Company Government Mill. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Dalton.
Besides his brother here, he leaves his wife, the former Marion Galusha; three daughters, Mrs. Lester Haon of Dalton, Mrs. Muriel Dakin and Mrs. Herbert Koscher, both of Ludlow; another brother, Melvin L. Kemp of Sheffield; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Foley Funeral Home in Dalton tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock with the Rev. Dr. Charles G. Christianson of the First Congregational Church, Dalton, officiating. Burial will be in Main Street Cemetery, Dalton. Calling hours at the funeral home will be until 5 o'clock this afternoon and from 7 to 9 this evening.