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John Patrick "Peppy" McKernan, 77 Longtime resident of Folcroft; All-Catholic Football Player at West Catholic John Patrick "Peppy" McKernan, 77, died March 12, 2011 at home. Loving Husband, Father and Pop-Pop. John served as an MP in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He graduated in 1952 West Catholic High School and was an all-Catholic Football Player; they won the State Championship in 1951. He went to Dayton and Auburn College on a Football Scholarship. John worked 38 years on the Ramp for TWA Airlines at the Philadelphia International Airport. He enjoyed hunting, cooking, watching boxing on HBO and parties and also loved Frank Sinatra Music. Son of the late William Charles and Mary Kerley. Survivors: Wife Rosemarie McDevitt McKernan; children William C. McKernan, John P. (Sandy) McKernan and Michael McKernan; grandchildren Shane, Dean, Jimmy, Alana, Olivia and EllaRose; siblings William C. McKernan and Marie Coonelly Visitation/Mass: Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Thursday 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 AM in Saint Gabriel Church, Mohawk Ave., Norwood. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery

Published in Delaware County Daily & Sunday Times on Mar. 16, 2011
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