Katherine "Katie" Marie Kernan
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AGE: 19 • Medford
Katherine "Katie" Marie Kernan, 19, passed away from her battle with brain cancer on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Born in Stratford, NJ, Katie moved to Medford, NJ at the age of 3. She attended Cranberry Pines and Taunton Forge Elementary School, and then moved onto Medford Memorial Middle School and Shawnee High School. She graduated from Shawnee after being diagnosed with cancer her senior year. An avid lacrosse player, Katie was a member of the South Jersey Select Lacrosse team for 6 years, and had accepted a scholarship at Fairfield University in Connecticut.
Daughter of Sharon and Michael Kernan; beloved sister to Michael, William, Bridget and Patrick Kernan; beloved granddaughter, cousin, niece and good friend to many, many others.
Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from 5-8PM, at St. Mary of the Lakes R.C. Church, 40 Jackson Rd., Medford, NJ. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 10:30AM, at the church. Private burial will be held following the mass for family members only. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Karing for Katie, c/o 4 Hampshire Way, Medford, NJ 08055. A single donation will be made in her name on August 1, 2014, to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Jersey. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mathis Funeral Home, Medford, NJ.
Mathis Funeral Home - Medford
58 North Main Street
Medford, NJ 08055
Published in Courier-Post on July 22, 2014