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William Kearns

WILLIAM PATRICK KEARNS

William "Bill" Kearns was born July 2, 1925 in San Francisco,CA and passed away on February 16, 2013 in Northridge,CA. Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, he is survived by: his wife of 66 years, Mary (Carter); sons, Michael (Julie), Patrick (Kate), Jerry (Kim), John (Teresa), and Kevin (Adrianne); daughters, Colleen Hamilton (Curt), and Karen Huggins (Kyle); 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Bill attended Loyola High School-Los Angeles and Loyola University in Westchester,CA. He was an L.A. City Firefighter-Captain 2; retiring from the department in 1978. Bill was a member of the "greatest generation" serving as a Marine in World War II in the South Pacific.

Bill's memorial will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at St. John de la Salle Catholic Church in Granada Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to: William P. Kearns Memorial benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Attn: Margaux Badalato/William P. Kearns Memorial, 6033 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 300, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Mar. 1, 2013
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