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James Kerins Obituary

James Barrett Kerins Sr.


April 27, 1932 - August 1, 2014

James B. Kerins Sr. "Jim" went to his heavenly home at the age of 82 on

August 1, 2014, at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Catherine Kerins.

Mr. Kerins was born to Donald and Amelda Connor Kerins April 27, 1932, in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.

Survivors include his wife of 10 years, Barbara Woods Kerins; children, Jackie Frugoli (Mike), Patsy Pilgreen (Rick) both of Morris AL, Jim Kerins Jr. (Darenda)Pinson, AL, Terri Womack (Tom) Grand Island, Nebraska, Steve Woods (Kristi) Orange Beach, AL; grandchildren, James Kerins (Sarah), Tom Kerins, Kevin Pilgreen (Whitney), Kristen Bratton (Dusty); great- grandchildren, Max and Axle Kerins, Ellie Pilgreen and Haley Kerins.

A Korean War Veteran, he proudly served in the United States Air Force for 20 years. After retiring from Sears with 20 years of service, he enjoyed a multitude of hobbies and interests including ham radio (WD4NVH), wood working and sitting on his front deck in Cedar Cove. He was also an award winning harmonica player. Visitation will be held at Peck Funeral Home on Monday, August 4, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. and a graveside service at Oakland Cemetery in Birmingham at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to the .

This obituary was originally published in the Decatur Daily.
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Published online on 8/3/2014 courtesy of Decatur Daily.