|Bob Kemp with son John (Prep 09) was |
a fixture at the hockey rink. Bob was
the Scott Smith Award recipient in 2007.
I didn't get it. Here was this laid back guy, but he had SEVEN (7) kids and was putting them all through private schools. All of them were successful in their own way as athletes or students. He didn't seem stressed out at all. I, on the other hand, felt my life in the mortgage business was a continuous stress sandwich... and I only had TWO kids in private school.
I realize now that his lesson was simple: focus on what is in front of you. Take care of the day to day and the big picture will take care of itself. This bears repeating for those of us who face the seemingly overwhelming pressures of today's business decline. Somehow, month after month, we will manage to make it. So don't worry about it.
Here are several links about Bob:
Bethesda Magazine Article on Kemp Family
Bloomberg Listing on Bob's Career
Washington Post Obituary
Photo and Notice from Notre Dame Lacrosse
John Kemp - All American Goalie at Notre Dame
|BK stickers emblazon the helmets of the Georgetown Prep Hoyas in memory of Bob Kemp, in solidarity with his sons who were major players in the program.|
|BK on Notre Dame helmets honor the legacy of the Kemp Family|
at Notre Dame.
If you wish to memorialize Bob, the family asks that you make a contribution to the Washington Jesuit Academy.Bob's wake was held Thursday, May 15, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Our Lady of Mercy in Potomac, MD. If you wish to memorialize Bob, the family asks that you make a contribution to the Washington Jesuit Academy.