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Obituary: Dave Kimmerle

Dave Kimmerle, a lifelong resident of Southampton and a longtime member of the Southampton Fire Co., died last Saturday.

David J. Kimmerle passed away Saturday, December 31, 2011 at his home following a 5 year battle with cancer. He was 55.

The husband of Karen Kimmerle (nee Cattie), Dave was born in Abington to the late George W. and Clare (nee Homsher) Kimmerle. He is preceded in death by his brother, the late George W. Kimmerle Jr. and is survived by his sister Jane Kelly (nee Kimmerle) and will be greatly missed by many brothers and sisters in law, as well as many nieces and nephews. 

Dave was a lifetime resident of Southampton and a graduate of William Tennent High school. After working as a dispatcher for Bucks County Fire and Ambulance, he followed his father and brother to work for the Philadelphia Electric Company.

In his 31 years at PECO, first as a lineman then as a Senior District Systems Dispatcher. Dave received numerous awards for excellence in customer service as well as loyalty and service to PECO.

He was 3rd generation fireman and 2nd generation volunteer of the . He gave 41 years of Service protecting the community along side his neighbors and friends.

Dave looked forward to family vacations in Ocean City, NJ and traveling with his wife and friends. He enjoyed his daily newspapers and talking with his neighbors and coworkers. Dave appreciated the wildlife in his backyard. He was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan and spent time researching genealogy.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend viewings,  Friday, January 6, from 5 - 8 p.m. and Saturday Jan. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at James J. McGhee Funeral Home, 609 Belmont Ave. Southampton PA 18966.

A funeral mass will be held at , 611 Knowles Ave. Southampton, Saturday Jan. 7, at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the Southampton Fire Company Annual Fund, 925 Street Rd. Southampton PA 18966. 

James Peter January 05, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Thank you for your service!! And condolences to your family.

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