Alfred N. “Al” Dempsey, 61, of Kersey, passed away Wednesday evening, May 1, 2013, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Oct. 29, 1951, in Franklin, Pa., a son of the late Alfred and Alice “Lettie Jean” Neal Dempsey.
He had been a resident of the area since 1975.
He was a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School, Class of 1971, and graduated from Vo-Tech in Reynoldsville in 1971. He was an employee of SGL in St. Marys for 33 years.
On Sept. 2, 1972, in the St. Mary’s Church in Reynoldsville, he married Bonnie J. Pegnetter, who survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Kimberly Swackhammer and husband Ryan of Kersey and Erin Wilson and husband Jason of Weedville; two grandchildren, McKayla and Dempsey Wilson; and a brother, Carl Dempsey and wife Kathy of Punxsutawney.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Michael Dempsey.
Mr. Dempsey was a member of the Fox Twp. Sportsmen’s Club and was a coach and president of the Fox Twp. Little League.
He loved hunting and fishing and especially going on his Virginia hunting trips.
He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, especially hunting and fishing with them, and spending time with his family and friends at his hunting camp in Dents Run.
Due to the renovation of the St. Boniface Church, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Queen of the World Church on Monday, May 6, 2013, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. James Faluszczak, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening, May 5, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fox Twp. Sportsmen’s Club; the Fox Twp. Ambulance Association; the Fox Twp. Pheasant
Hunting Program; Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice; or the Fox Twp. Little League.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com .