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Richard Harold Kern


1931 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Richard Harold Kern
April 10, 1931 - July 21, 2014
Resident of Santa Clara
Richard Harold Kern was born in San Francisco, California on April 10, 1931. Beloved husband of Geraldine Grace Kern, father of Douglas Kern (Tanja) and Lisa Dubyak (David), grandfather of Shawna and Kristi, great grandfather of Vada. He went to Lincoln High School in San Francisco, and received a certificate of Petroleum Engineering and BS degree at UC Berkeley where he was a Theta Chi. He also played Varsity football at UC Berkeley as one of "Pappy's Boys". After college he went into the Army as a Lieutenant. Richard worked for Hewlett Packard Company in Palo Alto in the Opto-Electronics Department as an engineer and Product Line Manager. He later joined the HP retirement Club. He volunteered at Kaiser Hospital for 10 years and attended Santa Clara Mission Church and St. Justin Parish. He enjoyed golfing, CAL and 49er football, Giants baseball, vegetable gardening and traveling all over the world. Family and friends are invited to the Visitation on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 5-9PM with Rosary beginning at 6PM at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 N. Winchester Blvd., Santa Clara. The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 1PM at St. Justin Parish, 2655 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara. Interment to follow in Santa Clara Mission Cemetery.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on July 24, 2014
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