Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
KERN, Patricia A.

KERN, Patricia A.

KERN, Patricia A. “Pat”, (nee Gorman), age 71, Beloved wife of 45 years to “Jim” James.  Loving daughter of the late Richard F. “Twitter” and Ann E. Gorman (nee Gallagher).  Dear sister of Terry Ochocki (Bob, deceased), Mary Rose Palfy (deceased), Sally Gorman, and Katie Bockmiller.  Loving sister-in-law of Tom Kern (Nancy), Don Kern (Diana, deceased), Rich Kern (Sharon), Jack Kern (deceased) (Betty), Bill Kern (deceased) (Lori), Marianne Simon (Declan, deceased) (Tom Adams), Mike Kern (Cheryl) and Ed Kern (Ellen). Beloved aunt, godmother, cousin, friend to many and loved by all. 

Funeral Mass: Wednesday, January 6, at 12:00 (noon) at St. Bridget of Kildare Church.  Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. VISITATION: TUESDAY 3-8 AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (BETWEEN RIDGE AND SNOW). 

In lieu of flowers, please make  a donation to charity of your choice. To offer condolences visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. I am overwhelmed right now. I cannot believe you are gone. My dear friend. I know your mom, dad, sister and friends were there to greet you in heaven. You will always be remembered for your kind words, thoughts and being there for whoever needed you! You did it for me more times than I can count! Find your favorite slot machine in heaven. I know my mom will be sitting next to you.

  2. They say we are put on this earth to do a job, I think yours was to touch everyone you met with a beautiful smile and your heart of gold. This in turn made our lives a little easier and brighter. Thank you for all the beautiful memories and talks we had throughout the years, you were not only my godmother but my go to mom, the one constant in my life that I knew was only a phone call away that could always turn my day around with your wisdom and love. I will miss you always, you will forever be in my heart.

  3. She was a wonderful, sweet woman that always had such nice things to say. She will be missed. Sending my prayers.

  4. Pat was a very kind and wonderful person! Alway made you feel like family. Never heard her say anything bad about anyone and accepted you the way you are, didn’t judge! Knew her almost all of my life, she will be missed, but she is in great company up there!

  5. Pat was the most kindness person I have had the pleasure to of known, she accepted you for who you are didn’t pass judgement! I have known her almost of my life and she always accepted me as family! She will be missed, but is in great company up there!

  6. You will be greatly missed patsy, my mom and I stayed up late the night we received the call of your passing sharing stories and memories of you. One of the funniest memories she shared with me was the time she was at the metro parks for one of the numerous family picnics. My mom said she was a teenager and one of the family members had a bit too much of the “merry” and fell into a plastic kiddie pool. My mom said she busted out laughing, being a youngster while family members were helping her aunt out of the pool. She told me you immediately took her by her arm and walked her away from the kiddie pool telling her, “missie, you shouldn’t laugh at that.” Then as they both got further away patsy busted out laughing and they both had tears rolling down their face and Pat stated, “it’s more proper to do it from here!” Prayers to all, and I am thinking of you Jim.

  7. We were very privileged to have known you Pat as you were born on this earth to depart wisdom and common sense to those of us in need. Your smiling eyes, wise words and chuckling humor rose our hearts above the fray. You will be sorely missed but in our hearts forever!

  8. Pat always “gathered” you in, family & friends alike, she made you feel a part of any celebration.
    A wonderfully kind and gentle lady.
    Our sincere sympathies to Jim and the entire family.

  9. Katie and family…I’m so very sorry to hear about Pat. Although I only met her a handful of times, I’m very thankful I had those opportunities. She was so kind and had the sweetest soul . May God Bless you with his love and peace during this very difficult time.

  10. Pat was the most kind,loving,and genuine person I have ever had the pleasure to know..L am just in disbelief that Pat is no longer with us.Pat always welcomed everyone with a smile and kind words..You were always Welcome..Love Pat very much..Prayers and condolences to Jim and the Sisters and the family..I will miss her smiling face..God Bless

  11. Pat was a giving, caring and gracious lady. I have such fond memories of Hibernian gatherings and Pat and Jim giving so generously of their time and talents. My family was blessed to have had a long, lasting friendship. Pat truly exemplified the meaning of friendship, unity and Christian charity. Our world was better for her time with us. God Bless all in the Kern and Gorman families and my sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Loved Pat. She always welcomed our family into her family. Always kind words to say about everyone. My deepest sympathy for Jim Nd the rest of her family. She was truly be missed. She is resting in the hands of God. Deepest condolences.

  13. Please accept my sympathy on your loss. I am Joe Boros’ sister. It has been awhile since I talked with you and Pat, too many years. I just want to let you know I remember Pat as a loving, giving, and friendly person, someone I would have liked to have gotten to know better. Our paths just never crossed.

  14. Jim I am so saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. Such a wonderful person and so enjoyed her as the great neighbor to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Just seeing this notice, well after the fact. Sending sympathy to all of the Gorman girls from myself and the Patton family.

    God bless you all.

Please enter your condolence message..

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Obituary Notification Service

Enter your email address if you would like to be notified when a new obituary notice is posted: