Deceased May 9, 2014
Frank Marcus Lemp died peacefully on May 9, 2014, surrounded by his family.
Before coming to Amherst, he attended the Roxbury Latin School. At Amherst he joined Phi Delta Theta, and was on both the track and wrestling teams, lettering in the latter. As a graduate, he also obtained the status of Phi Beta Kappa. At that time, he deferred his Fulbright scholarship to join the Army, from which he was honorably discharged as a second lieutenant in the medical service department. Top of Form
Mark was an avid fisher, hunter and gardener and a lifelong bridge player, Red Sox fan, collector of barbecue pits and freezers, traveler, stock trader and staunch conservative.
He spent his career in the women’s shoe business, first at Brown Shoe Co. and Interco’s Florsheim Shoe Division. He then formed his own shoe company, FML Footwear Inc., which later became the Mosinger Co., LLC, d.b.a. Mark Lemp Footwear. He never really retired.
Mark leaves behind J. (Holyoke), his wife of 63 years; children Ann (Robert Keefe), Rick (Polly), Mark (Elizabeth) and Bill (Shannon); numerous grandchildren; and too many friends to count. His interest in hunting was shown in his 50th reunion blog, and in one of his charities of choice, the Delta Waterfowl Foundation in Bismarck, N.D.
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