Timothy James David Gemp was born on December 25, 1953, in Philadelphia, Penn. the son of Robert W. and Blanche Pataki Gemp. He grew up in Elmira, New York where he attended Elmira Free Academy (EFA). After moving to Morris Plains, New Jersey, Tim attended Morris County Community College. He was born and raised in the Catholic faith. In 1973, Tim enlisted in the United States Army. He served at Fort Dix and was honorably discharged because of medical complications. He then moved from Morris Plains, new Jersey to Central Florida in 1990 to pursue other interests, making his home in Altamonte Springs. Tim was employed with Picatiny Arsenal for several years as a mail clerk. Even though Tim was born with cerebral palsy, he had a mathematical mind an was very independent. Quite the history buff, he loved to read about wars and was especially knowledgeable concerning the Civil War. Tim enjoyed spending time on his brother's ranch in Bellville and looked forward to one day moving to Texas. He was in the process of venturing out on his own when he was suddenly taken ill. Tim passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2004, after an unexpected stay in a Florida hospital, at the age of 50 years, five months and six days. He is survived by his sisters, Michele Lang and her husband, Mark Lang of Spring and Dr. Annette Gemp of Houston; brother, Dr. Matthew Gemp and his wife, Alison also of Houston; nieces and nephews, Jason Lang of Austin, and Nicole Lang of Houston, Ian, Eric and Emily Gemp also of Houston; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral mass was celebrated on Friday, June 4, 2004, at 4 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Bellville. Father Tim Bucek, Celebrant. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville.
Posted by Joy Neely