James S. Kempert, 80, of Youngwood, formerly of Greensburg, died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born October 29, 1938 in Greensburg, a son of the late Stephen G. and Bertha T. (Kienzle) Kempert. Prior to retirement he had been employed as a warehouse manager for Charley Brothers. He was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Youngwood. Jim was a lifetime member of the Hecla Sportsman’s Club, a member of VFW Post #33, Greensburg, American Legion Post #981, South Greensburg, Hilltop Social Club, Elks, and a former member of L.O.O.M. James had been an avid bowler. He was a Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was a former member of the Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department Hose Co. No. 8. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Cindy Hohman. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Susanna J. (Nalepa) Kempert; his son, James D. Kempert and his wife Gena, of Pittsburgh; three brothers, Larry Kempert and wife Karen, Mike Kempert, and Donnie Kempert, all of Greensburg; three sisters, Carol Kempert, and Mary Jean Kempert, both of Greensburg, and Kathy Mohr and husband E.J., of Florida; and six nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Friday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg. Prayers will begin at 9:30 AM Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Greensburg. Entombment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park Mausoleum with Full Military Honors accorded by VFW Post #33 Honor Guard. www.bachafh.com.
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