BERLIN — John Edward Kern, age 72, died Tuesday, May 31at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. Born in Harvey’s Lake, Pa. he was the son of the late Edwin H. Kern and Marion A. Whipple Kern.
Kern was a graduate of Lake Lehman High School in Lehman, Pa. He had worked for over 25 years as a printer with Offset Paperback Co. in Dallas, Pa. He was a United States Army Veteran having served from 1956 – 1962. He had been a member of the Idetown, Pa. Fire Company and had enjoyed greatly many hours of fishing. He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines.
Kern is survived by his wife, Marian Elenchik Kern; sons, John E. Kern, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Troy, Pa., Timothy J. Kern and his wife Donna of Blythewood, S.C., Benjamin Kern and his wife Denise of Trucksville, Pa.; daughters, Dr. Jennifer M. Kern of Blythewood, S.C., Suzanne Kern Brogan and her husband John of Oreland, Pa and Amy Kern of Berlin; grandchildren, Timothy Kern, Jr. of Blythewood, S.C., Jacqlynn Kern of Trucksville, Pa., Kaitlyn Brogan and Lauren Brogan of Oreland, Pa., 1st Lieutenant Jason Kern,U.S. Marine Corps, Afghanistan and Zane Kern and his wife Sara of Colorado Springs, Col.; a sister, Carol Kern Arnold of Tobyhanna, Pa. and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Sister Mary Augustine Kern, Edwin H. Kern, Jr., Dr. Carl Kern, James Kern, Sr., William Kern, Raymond Kern, Sr., Richard Kern, Leon Kern, Sr. and Kathleen Kern.
A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Saturday, June 4 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines. Interment followed in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. Donations may be made to Coastal Hospice at the Lake, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21804. Arrangements are being handled by the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.