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Robert T. Kern Sr.


Robert T. Kern Sr. Obituary
Robert T. Kern Sr.

AGE: 89 • Little Silver

Robert T. Kern, Sr., 89, "Bob" passed away on Saturday, August 19th in his home in Little Silver. Born in Elmhurst, NY, he lived in Maspeth for 23 years and has lived in Little Silver for the past 24 years.

Bob attended high school at La Salle Academy in New York City and also attended Manhattan College and St. John's University. He served his country in the US Army immediately after World War II. He was a sports enthusiast and cheered for the Yankees, Mets and Jets. Bob coached his children's CYO baseball and basketball teams at St. Adalbert's Parish before moving to New Jersey. He served as a Eucharist Minister for 20 years at the Church of the Nativity in Fair Haven, NJ, was a member of the Nifty Fifties, and was a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. Bob was a Monmouth County Hiker for 13 years with his wife and enjoyed going to meetings with the Briody Bunch.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, Della and Gottfried, as well as his sister, Kitty Slominski, and son, Robert T. Kern, Jr. "Bobby". He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia A. Kern "Ginnie", and his daughter and her husband, Maureen and Neil Christie. He has three grandchildren, Eileen, Laura and Elizabeth. Bob was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, uncle and grandfather and will be deeply missed.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Rd, Fair Haven. His Mass of Christian Burial will also be held at the Church of the Nativity on Wednesday, August 23rd at 10 a.m. The burial will be at St. Bernard of Clairvaux in Bridgewater, NJ, following the Mass. The Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St, Red Bank is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 23, 2017
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