John S. Kemble, 86 husband of Jean (Adie) Kemble passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at Southington Care Center. He was born April 8, 1923 in New York City a son of the late Schyler and Florence (Johnston) Kemble. John attended the Pratt Institute in France for Art Studies and worked for Danbury Printing and Litho as an account executive. John's grandfather was E.W.Kemble, who illustrated Mark Twain's Hucklebery Finn, among other works. E.W. tutored John. He also loved to paint, many of his paintings are in people's homes as they would commission him to paint a favorite scene for them. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, serving in the European Theater. Besides is wife Jean, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Bishop of Wildersville, TN and Heather Woiciechowski of Plantsville, one son, Bruce Kemble of New Fairfield, CT, a brother; Robert Kemble of Honolulu, HI, five grandchildren, Cheryl Koslowski, David Kemble, Johnathon, Michael and Matthew Crewse and two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Crewse and Shawn Kemble. He was predeceased by a sister June Nickel. Funeral services and burial will be private. The Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. Just want to let you know how sorry i am for your loss. I am a nurses aid at S.C.C. and took care of John. He is deeply missed. He was a very pleasurable man and i enjoyed getting to know him. My prayers go out to the entire family. John will always be remembered.

  2. All sympathies to Jean and the family. John was a delightful gentleman,talented artist and devoted family man. He will be well remembered.

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