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SHEMPP, Jeanne Treman

SHEMPP, Jeanne Treman

SHEMPP - Jeanne Treman Passed away peacefully on April 25, 2017 after a brief hospitalization with her husband of 71 years, Bill by her side. She recently moved to Ohio to be near her son, Peter James after living in Buffalo for over 50 years. Born in Roubaix, France in 1924 she immigrated to the United States through Canada at the age of three. She lived in Rochester, NY through her childhood and graduated in 1945 from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and remained active in the sorority throughout her life. She met her husband, Bill through her best friend, Bill's sister. They were married in 1946 and lived in Boston, Massachusetts while Bill completed school at Brown University and MIT. She was active in the American Red Cross while in Boston and returned to Rochester to give birth to the first of her three children. Bill's engineering career took him all over the country and the family lived in Tennessee, Connecticut, Virginia, Southern California and eventually back to her favorite city, Buffalo in 1967. Generous with her time and constantly active she volunteered for decades at Millard Fillmore Hospital, Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo, Colden Art Show and the Albright Knox Gallery. An active member of the Twentieth Century Club, she served as president in the club's centennial year in 1994. She and her husband Bill traveled extensively often to Europe to learn of art and the local culture. She loved to be in Paris and kept in touch with her French cousins. Survived by her husband, William Shempp, three children (Howard, Peter, and Emily), 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and cousins in France. A memorial service will be observed at the Service on June 16, 2017, at 2PM, at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, located at 4369 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park NY 14127. Reception to follow. The Shempp family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Attn: Advancement Dept., 1285 Elwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222

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