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Charles Merritt Kemberling, Jr.

December 29, 1959 ~ May 26, 2018 (age 58)

Charles Merritt Kemberling, Jr.

Charles Merritt Kemberling, Jr., age 58, of Severn, MD, and formerly of Mechanicsburg, passed away peacefully while in the care of his brother and sister-in-law at their home on Saturday, May 26, 2018, after a two-year long battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).  Charles was born on Tuesday, December 29, 1959 in Harrisburg to Thelma (Gibbons) Kemberling and the late Charles Merritt Kemberling, Sr.  In addition to his father, who passed on January 20, 2018, Charles is preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Blazer.

Charles’s survivors include his brother, Terry Kemberling and his wife, Laura, of New Cumberland; and his mother, Thelma Kemberling of Carlisle.

Charles graduated from Cumberland Valley High School as part of the class of 1977 and from Ithaca College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts.  He worked for Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, MD as an annual and greenhouse buyer.  Charles loved his job.  His work was his passion and found a wonderful extended family there.  Charles’s family would like to thank Jenny Shelby and his many loving friends at Homestead for their visits during his hospital stays.  He was a lifelong member of the Christian faith.

Charles’s family will be remembering his life privately.  Scattering will be at the family’s convenience.  Cremation was private.

The family sends their most heartfelt thanks to Jeanne and everyone at Asana Hospice who so lovingly cared for Charles during his illness.

Contributions in celebration of Charles’s life can be made to Asana Hospice and Palliative Care, 4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 201, Harrisburg, PA 17109.

Charles’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Charles’s full obituary, view his picture, and sign his official guest book at

Donations may be made to:

Asana Hospice & Palliative Care
4813 Jonestown Road, Suite 201, Harrisburg PA 17109

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