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Long Time SU Administrator Dies at 81
Lucius Robinson Kempton, 81, of Pompey passed away at Menorah Park on Sunday, Jan. 18. Following his graduation from Middlebury College in 1955, he began a lifelong career at Syracuse University. He was appointed to University College in 1956 as assistant administrator of the three Adirondack Conference Centers: Pinebrook, Sagamore and Minnowbrook. He served as a University College administrator for over 40 years before retiring as associate dean in 2000.
Throughout his life Kempton was actively involved in civic, sporting and community endeavors, holding many leadership positions, including president and treasurer of Syracuse Stage, member of the National Council of University Research Administrators and long-time participant of University College’s Thursday Morning Roundtable, among others.
Calling hours will be held at Newell-Fay Manlius Chapel, 8171 Cazenovia Road, Manlius, on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York (www.alz.org/centralnewyork) or a charity of your choice.