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Alice Kemler Tambur

February 18, 1931 - October 4, 2023

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Alice (Kemler) Tambur, age 92, longtime Old Forge resident, lover of God, dolls, chocolate, polka music but above all else, her family, gained her wings on Wednesday morning, Oct. 4, at Abington Manor in Clarks Summit, where she had recently resided. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 46 years, John D. Tambur.
Born in Duryea on Feb. 18, 1931, to the late Arthur and Irene (Horseman) Kemler, Alice was a graduate of the former Duryea High School and longtime member of the Brick United Methodist Church in Duryea. Shortly after marriage, Alice and John moved from Old Forge to Newark, N.J., where they raised their two children. They moved to Stroudsburg, Pa., in 1973 before ultimately retiring in Old Forge in 1993.
Alice loved being a wife and mother and was, to so many more than just her own two children. She took great pride in her family and maintaining a beautiful home. It wouldn’t be surprising to find her cleaning out the gutters or in the kitchen making a feast, listening to Froggy 101, doing a little dance in-between mixing and measuring whatever creation she was preparing.
Alice always made you feel important in her presence and would lend her listening ear when needed. She would give words of wisdom through a story or statement in a way that touched you and became a lasting reference for life situations. Her words of wisdom will continue to keep her alive in all that she has touched.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Heather Tambur and fianceee, Keith Maccini, of Massachusetts.
She was preceded in death by her two adored children, Deborah Tambur, in 1993; and John Tambur, in 2004. The last of the six Kemler siblings, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Kemler; and sisters, Doris Panetsky, Catherine Borthwick, Sarah Metro and Edna Weitz.
Private arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge.