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Janae Suzanne Kemp of Port Clinton, Ohio

Updated March 9, 2001

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Just recently my Grandfather Frank Philip Van Deusen Sr. Past away. He was born October 4, 1929 and died June 21, 2000. He was born in Clifton Springs, NY to Raymond Sr. and Winifred (Fields) Van Deusen. They are both now deceased. He married Nancy Rose on December 3, 1949, and which she is still living. My grandfather retired as a Marine in 1968 with 20 years in the service. He then worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Port Clinton. He had worked at Port Clinton Krogers for the last 2 years of his life. Surviving are his Sons Frank Van Deusen Jr., of Port Clinton and Gary Van Deusen of Spring City, Tenn,; daughters Sidney Alexander of York, Pa., and Tina Kemp, of Port Clinton; Six Grandchildren, including myself my brother Kerry Kemp, My Uncle Franks 2 children Tracy and Sean Van Deusen, and my Uncle Gary's 2 children Stephanie, and Lindsey. He also had one sister, Betty Baldwin, of New York; and 3 brothers, James of California, Richard and Robert both of New York. His parents daughter Vicki Thorpe and brothers George and Raymond Jr. are deceased. He was a very loyal Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Brother. He died after finding out about 4 months before his death that he had cancer. The doctors had thought they got every thing out. But they also did Cemotherapy as a precausion. The cemotherapy made him very week. Two weeks after he had started cemo his white blood count began to get very low. So they started giving him shots every day. Well the shots didnt help him. On a saturday he collapsed and my grandmother called the EMS. He had been in the hospital for exactly 4 weeks. His Kidneys stopped working they had him on dialisis for 3 or 4 days. He was on a resporator for the 4 weeks. Then we had to decide to keep him alive or not. But we also realized it was for the best. The only thing keeping him alive was the family and all of the medications he was on. An hour after they had shut everything off he had passed on. There is not a day in my life that I haven't forgotten about him. He was my best friend. He did a lot for me and my brother, and if we could we would thank him for everything he did for us.

 
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