Robert Lowber Kemp
Robert Lowber Kemp, born on March 23, 1925 in Easton, MD, passed away peacefully at his beloved Anchorage Farm on Monday, May 23, 2016. Bob’s family roots and Quaker Heritage went back over 350 years in Talbot County. He was an active member of Third Haven Friends Meeting. Bob’s love of farming developed early. Throughout his childhood in Goldsboro, NC, he would return to Easton each summer to work on his grandfather’s farm, Mt. Pleasant. While becoming an Eagle Scout and days at Camp Pocono, he acquired his love of the outdoors, being able to identify and appreciate the birds and trees that surrounded him.
His greatest love was his wife of 56 years, Ann Cobb, who predeceased him. They would settle back in Easton, working the family farm while raising their four children. Bob is survived by three sons: Butch Kemp and his wife, Janet; Drake Kemp and his wife, Lynn; Dick Kemp and Nancy Lukoskie, all of Easton; a daughter, Holly Ford of Oregon; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Philip S. Kemp of Dudley, NC. He was predeceased by a brother William P. Kemp, Jr. of Goldsboro, NC.
Bob served in the Air Force during WWII. There he found his love of aviation, flying P51’s and later flew his vintage Stagger Wing biplane out of Easton airport. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Seafaring was also a love of Bob’s. He loved to canoe on the Miles River or sail his sloop “Sea Star” out on the many tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, or even adventure to the outer islands of the Bahamas.
After his wife, Ann, passed away in 2003, Bob found his final love, his dear friend Martha Hudson. Whether canoeing, walking in the woods, or traveling to new vistas, he treasured their time together.
Bob will be remembered as a very giving person. He devoted himself to his family, friends, and community. All who knew him felt his kindness, gentleness and sincerity. He was a true gentleman who lived life to the fullest.