James W. Kern passed away peacefully on March 18 at the age of 76. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Ann (nee Gorman, deceased) for 45 years. Beloved son of William and Mary Kern, deceased. Loving brother of Tom (Nancy), Don (Dianna, deceased), Rich (Sharon), Jack (deceased) Betty, Bill (deceased) Lori, Marianne Simon (Tom) (Declan, deceased), Mike (Cheryl) and Ed (Ellen); dear brother-in-law of Terry Ochocki (Bob, deceased), Mary Rose Palfy (deceased), Sally Gorman (deceased) and Katie Bockmiller. Cherished uncle, godfather, cousin, friend to many and loved by all. Jim started his career at American Greetings in 1959. He was called to serve the U.S. Army from 1963-1965. He returned to work at American Greetings until his retirement in 2005.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the charity of your choice. VISITATION WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST FROM 3-8PM AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA (between Ridge and Snow). MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL THURSDAY, MARCH 22ND AT 10AM AT ST. BRIDGET OF KILDARE PARISH. INTERMENT HOLY CROSS CEMETERY. To offer condolences, visit www.ZaborFH.com.
Messages of Condolence
Dearest Kern Family,
My heartfelt and sincere condolences. I will remember Jim as a kind and loving cousin. He was always the first to help others. He and Pat were very kind to my mom and dad. May he rest in peace.
Patti Vrnak (Hayes)
RIP Jim you will be greatly.. Not a better person have I had the pleasure to know..
My deepest condolences to the Kern family. Jim was a wonderful person and I will always remember when he and Pat visited in Minnesota. We had a wonderful time. He will be missed. My prayers are with all of you.
To the Kern Family,
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you in your time of sorrow.
Rest assured that Jim and your family will be in our prayers.
Julian & Charla Teul
Our Prayers and thoughts go out to all of the FAMILY. We will miss JIM. He and PAT will always be remembered for all the thoughtful and kind things they did for others. We could not have had better COUSINS ,, GODS BLESSING YOU ALL,
Love, ELAINE & JIM
To the Kern Family,
Sending love and prayers your way at this difficult time.
Rest In Peace Jim.