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Robert Maury Kerns Obituary
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Robert "Bob" Maury Kerns 69, of Berwyn, PA passed away Monday March 24, 2014. Bob leaves his beloved wife of 43 years, Sally (nee Lee) and 3 loving daughters: Corinne (Rob) Lowry, Erin Kerns and Alison (Forest) Dobbs. Bob was born on October 30, 1944 to Corinne Wallace and Andrew (nee Valorius) Kerns in Charlotte, NC, and had a sister Lavonne and brothers Andrew and David. Bob was an avid lover of numbers and puzzles. He received his BS in Math from UNC, Chapel Hill. Bob joined the Air Force stationed at Bolling Air Force Base in D.C. When his service ended he worked for IBM as a programmer on the Apollo 11 mission Man to the Moon. With IBM he transferred to New Jersey where he met his wife, Sally. He then changed directions and attended USC earning a JD and NYU earning an LL.M. in taxation. He and Sally moved to Greensboro, NC, where he worked as a tax attorney in a private practice and welcomed two daughters, Corinne and Erin, into the world. They then moved to West Hartford, CT, wherehe worked for CIGNA and welcomed their youngest daughter, Alison. The "Kerns Klan" moved to Berwyn, PA, Chappaqua, NY, and Simsbury, CT, where Bob was a member of the American Council of Life Insurance and created some of the tax code in use today! He also pursued his thespian interests in local plays and wowed his family with amazing skills as a vegan chef. When Bob and Sally retired they moved back to Berwyn, PA, to be surrounded by their "group" of friends, a true support system. They enjoyed Friday night dinners and trips to the Outer Banks, Italy, Quebec City and Martha's Vineyard. Bob also explored his love of the outdoors and became a Master Gardener where he could get his hands dirty. Bob was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 2 years ago and fought with all his strength, while living to the fullest and loving his family. Arrangements were with AllevaFuneral Home, Inc., Paoli, PA.
Published in Main Line Media News on Mar. 30, 2014
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