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David G. Kumph


David G. Kumph, 81, of Ipswich, died Monday, April 27, 2020 in the Seasons of Danvers Assisted Living. He was the husband of the late Beverly A.  (Densmore) Kumph who died in September 2012.

David was born in Boston on July 8, 1938 one of eight children of the late Clifton W. and Eleanor (Homan) Kumph. He was raised on Lawrence Street, South Boston where he also attended public schools. Married in 1960 the Kumph’s made their home and raised their family in Danvers. With a grown family they relocated to Ipswich.

His professional career was that of a salesman in the wholesale floral business, where he made many lifelong friends.  He was a “strong family man.”  He loved his time with family and friends boating in the local waters, and traveling with his wife, Beverly.  His hobbies included working on anything with a motor; cars, trucks, motorcycles, lawnmowers, boats, snow blowers, etc.  He will be remembered for his kind demeanor and readiness of a quick joke.

He was a member of the Amity-Mosaic Masonic Lodge AF&AM of Danvers and the St. John Masonic Lodge AF&AM on Tremont Street in Boston.  

David is survived by a son, Kenneth A. Kumph and his wife Lisa of Georgetown; two daughters, Christine M. Wright and her husband Brian of Ipswich, Lynne M. Rocco and her husband Andrew of Lynn; seven grandchildren, Jacqueline Kumph of NH, Matthew Kumph and his fiancé Kimberly Nowers of Newburyport, Benjamin Kumph of the US Virgin Islands, Stephen Sweet and his wife Adrianne of Gloucester, Kody Selvo of Ipswich, Zachary Rocco of Lynn, Jacob Rocco of Lynn and two great grandchildren Clara Rose and Gloria Grace Sweet (as well as his favorite grand dog, Jessie). He was the father of the late infant Kimberly A. Kumph. He is also survived by a sister, Nancy Bardetti of Plymouth and many nieces and nephews.  David was the brother of the late Allen Kumph formerly of SC, Charles Kumph formerly of ME, Clifton Kumph formerly of NV, Phillip Kumph formerly of Peabody, Danelda Munger and Elizabeth Pamboukis both formerly of Westminster.   

Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. The Kumph family would like to thank the Staff at Seasons of Danvers for their selfless and loving care of David in recent months. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to The Salvation Army of Boston.


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