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Rhoda Kern

AGE: 92 • Tinton Falls

Rhoda Kern, 92, of Tinton Falls, a long-time resident of Oakhurst and a resident of Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls since 2007, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 after a recent illness. She was born in Newark on March 15, 1922, to Louis and Sadie Sandler and graduated from Irvington High School in 1939. She married Norton Kern in 1943 and was a devoted wife until his death in 1995. She graduated from Newark State Teachers College in 1943 and taught first grade at the Deal School for 31 years, retiring in 1992. She was a busy and committed woman known and loved for her community service and boundless energy. She volunteered for Head Start and for the Monmouth YM-YWHA's first senior citizen group. She tutored Russian immigrants and she delivered "Meals on Wheels" well into her 80's. She was a member of Temple Beth Miriam for over 50 years where she was active in Sisterhood and served on its board and on many committees, receiving a Woman of Valor award in 2004. She was an active member of NJEA, Hadassah, ORT, and the JCC in W. Deal. She was an avid bridge player and an exerciser. In summers, she loved her daily walks on the boardwalk with friends and her time at local swim clubs.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen Kern, of New Orleans; a son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Susan Kern of Mebane NC; a niece, Sue Kaplan, of San Francisco; three grandchildren, John, Glenn and Jordan Kern, and two great- grandchildren, Etta and Roy Kern. She was a positive life force who will be greatly missed by her family and friends and the many communities she touched.

The funeral is Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Miriam, 180 Lincoln Ave., Elberon with interment to follow at Temple Beth Miriam Memorial Park in Neptune, NJ. Friends and family are welcome to attend a celebration of her life in the Atrium at Seabrook Villlage at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 28.



Published in Asbury Park Press on June 25, 2014
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