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KERN, G. ERIC 69 - of Rio Grande, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013.Â Born in Pottstown, PA to the late Lester and Mildred (Pickle) Kern, he moved to this area over 50 years ago. He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a police officer until he retired as a Captain for the Wildwood Police Department. He was a member of the VFW Post 3509 Wildwood, American Legion Post 184 Wildwood, Knights of Columbus, the Loyal Order of Moose in North Wildwood, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 Wildwood, and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.Â He was a charter member of the Elks Lodge in North Wildwood and Wildwood.Â He enjoyed jet skiing and his computer. Eric is survived by his niece and nephews, Ellen Martino, Alan Geist, and Jeffrey Kern; his best friend and companion of 17 years, Rose Marie DiGrosso; his longtime and dear friends, Dave Edleman, Jim and Donna Underwood, and Ann Vinci. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Richard Kern and his sister, Dorothy Geist. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the Radzieta Funeral Home, 9 Hand Avenue, Cape May Court House, where visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to Fraternal Order of Police Cape May County Lodge #7, P.O. Box 762, Wildwood, NJ 08260. Condolences at www.radzieta.com
Published in The Press of Atlantic City on Aug. 19, 2013