Obituary for C.A. von Hemert
C.A. Philippe von Hemert, 89, died Friday July 6, 2012 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine. He was born August 28, 1922 in New York City to A. Philippe von Hemert and Routh Ogden von Hemert. Phil attended the Buckley Schools, St. Marks School, and was a graduate of Princeton University in the class of 1944. He was an ensign in the United States Navy during WWII serving from 1943 to 1946.
He married Edith Child Bancroft in 1944, and together they had three sons, Philippe, David and Peter.
He worked as a chemical safety engineer for Pennwalt Corporation, just outside Philadelphia, for 34 years from 1947 until he retired in 1981. Phil enjoyed traveling, fashioning solutions to problems, discovering history, sharing with the community, sailing, and being with his family. The restorative powers of the sea brought him and his family to Friendship, Me. in the early ‘70s. He and his guests enjoyed many a sail on his sloop, “Chimera.”
He married his beloved, Mary Edge Merrill von Hemert on October 9, 2004.
He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post #3095, life member of the Society of Safety Engineers, a member of the New York State Society of the Cincinnati, and was chosen in 2010 as the Cincinnatus of the Year. He was predeceased by his beloved first wife, Edith, who died in 2001 and his brother, the Rev. John von Hemert, who died in 1996.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Edge von Hemert of Friendship
Sons, Philippe von Hemert and his wife Susan of Dover,NH
David von Hemert and his wife Madeleine of Providence, RI
Peter Amato- von Hemert and his wife Katherine of Denver, CO
Grandchildren, Sara Dachelet and her husband Paul of WI
Johanna Byrd and her husband Dr. David Byrd of MI
Anne von Hemert of NY
Charlotte von Hemert of CA
Jennifer Amato-von Hemert of CO
Michael Amato-von Hemert of NV
Great grandchildren, Nicholas Dachelet, Edith Byrd, Charlotte Byrd, and David Philippe Roger Byrd.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday July 11th at The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main Street, Thomaston. The Rev. Peter Jenks and Rev. Robert Dorr will officiate.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Phil’s memory may be made to the Friendship Public Library, P.O. Box 39, Friendship, ME 04547 or Habitat For Humanity, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709-3498.
You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 949 Main St. Waldoboro, Maine.