Joseph C. Sempeck Jr.
BERLIN — Joseph Carl Sempeck, Jr. left this world to be with our God on Oct. 12, 2014.
Born Aug. 9, 1947 in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Joseph Carl Sempeck, Sr. and Catherine Theresa Balcer Sempeck.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Mary Louise Sempeck; beloved sister-in-law, Denise Pedzich, and her husband Andrew; and loving niece and godchild, Angela Smythe and her husband Stewart. Also surviving are godchildren, Lisa Janda Kennedy and Renee Tutchton, and one he thought of lovingly, Theresa Janda Carter.
Mr. Sempeck graduated from Patterson High School in Baltimore and began his career with General Motors, where he worked for 31 years, retiring at age 49. He worked as a volunteer for over 10 years with the Bel Air Police Department serving as Lt. of the Auxiliary Department. He spent years coaching Little League at Forest Hills Rec Center, later went on to act as head umpire and trainer of the new recruits. He spent much of his free time with his shelter rescue cats who he loved dearly.
A memorial service will be held on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in his memory to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804, or to Ocean City First Responders, 1409 Philadelphia Ave. Ocean City, Md. 21842
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