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Remembering Kathy Kemle

On Friday, August 12th, 2022, we lost a member, founder, mentor, and most importantly friend.  Our long-time PAHPM president and member, Kathy Kemle passed away unexpectedly.  The news has left many of us heartbroken, and all missing something really important.  Kathy touched so many of our lives in so many ways.  Whether as a member of PAHPM, a student who precepted with her, a colleague who collaborated on a project, presentation and even textbook—we all are connected to Kathy in some way.  We are also all in debt to her gift as a leader, mentor, forerunner, and motivator.  She shepherded many of us into the fields of geriatric, palliative and hospice medicine.  She inspired many of us to do a little bit more, and believe in ourselves. 

Please take a moment, for yourself (because Kathy would want that!), and view some of the pictorial memories.  And if you so feel moved, share how Kathy impacted you.  If you have additional pictures you’d like to share, send them to

—Jeff Myers

Take a moment and share your best memories of Kathy. How did she impact you? How will she be remembered? How will she be missed?


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August 21, 2023 11:49 AM Nadya Dimitrov (Administrator)