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Alphons Lorenz DempfAugust 15, 2006
Troy- Alphons Lorenz Dempf died Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at St. Mary s Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Louis and Victoria Fischer Dempf, the husband of Jean A. (Dequevauviller) Dempf and father of Susan Tyree Dempf, Ph.D. He was raised in Delmar, and graduated from Bethlehem Central High School. He went on to earn a bachelor's degree in economics from Siena College. After college Mr. Dempf served in the United States Army as a 1st Lieutenant Finance Officer in Verdun, France. Following his service he was employed by American Airlines in Albany and NYC. While working there he met and married his wife of 45 years. Mr. Dempf returned from NYC to begin an insurance career that lasted until his retirement from the New York State Department of Insurance this July. During his career he also worked in the private sector of the insurance industry at the Kleeber Agency and New Hampshire Insurance Company, having twice achieved his New York State Property and Casualty Insurance Brokers License. Mr. Dempf has been a member and communicant of the University Parish of Christ Sun of Justice for the past 38 years. He enjoyed travel abroad in Switzerland, France and the Bahamas, and most especially the time he spent with his family on vacations in Miami, Florida. Mr. Dempf was a past member of the Watervliet Lodge of Elks.
In addition to his wife and daughter, he is survived by a brother Louis Dempf, Esq. (Stella) and a sister Leona, a religious of the Holy Name. Mr. Dempf was the uncle of R. Christopher Dempf (Lori), Melissa Ranaldo (Richard), R. Mark Dempf (Toni), William M. Dempf (Michelle), Linda Dempf (Peter McKhann), Stephanie Sullivan (Timothy) and Kathryn Aldrich (Seth).
Funeral service will be held Friday at 9AM at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy and at 9:30am at the University Parish of Christ Sun of Justice at The Chapel + Cultural Center on Burdett Avenue in Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8pm. Contributions may be made in Mr. Dempf's memory to the Rensselaer Newman Foundation.