Leon George Kern Jr.

DALLAS — Leon George Kern, Jr., 50 of Dallas, passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Kern was born in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 18, 1963, and was the son of the late Leon George Kern, Sr. and Bernadine Lysiak Kern Norkunas of Dallas.

Leon graduated from Dallas High School in 1981 and graduated from DeVry Technical Institute, Woodbridge, N.J. He, along with his wife Nancy, owned and operated Lum's Fernbrook Inn, Dallas. Leon enjoyed golfing with his wife Nancy.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Williams; stepson, Brian Kern of Dallas; granddaughter, Shauna; sister, Karen Yarrish and her husband Craig of Kingston Township.

Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. There were no calling hours.

Arrangements are by the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corners of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.

The family requests memorial donations to be made to Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Rd., Dallas, PA 18612 or Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Dr. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Online condolences can be made at clswansonfuneralhome.com

We never walk alone: The time comes when those whom we have loved the longest and the best will travel far ahead into a place of joy and rest… And we must walk a lonely path through shadows for a while without a certain kindred voice, a dear, familiar smile - Yet each day brings us nearer to horizons yet unknown and even when the way is dark, we never walk alone, For memories travel with us toward the happy destination where we will join our loved ones in eternal celebration.

Published in Times Leader from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2013