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Walter Joseph Kearns

Walter Joseph Kearns Obituary
Walter Joseph Kearns

AGE: 93 •

Walter Joseph Kearns, 93, Sunday night, December 25, 2011, at Lyons Veterans' Hospital in Bernards Township. Mr. Kearns served in the 82nd Airborne during World War II. He took part in the Normandy invasion on D day jumping into St. Mere-Eglise . He jumped into Belgium at the Nijmegen Bridge during the Market Garden invasion. He received a purple heart for wounds suffered in the Battle of the Bulge and marched into Berlin where he was a member of the occupying force. He started and successfully ran two businesses; Kearns Frozen Foods and Kearns Delivery and worked as a Real Estate Agent before retiring.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Hamill and two daughters, Patricia Kearns Patterson and her husband Chester, Mary Kearns Gilroy and her husband Martin and one son, Peter Sean and his wife Mary Ellen. He was predeceased by two sons, Walter Joseph Jr. and Michael Patrick. He was also predeceased by his brother, Robert. Also surviving are his sister, Nancy Burawski and brother, Richard Kearns. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Kelly, Chester, Sean, Kathleen, Briana, Liam and many nieces & nephews.

Visiting is Wed. 2-4 7-9PM at the Sheenan Funeral Home, 233 Dunellen Ave. Dunellen. There will be a 10:30AM Mass of Christian Burial on Thurs. at Our Lady of the Mount Chapel, Warren. Interment Holy Redeemer Cemetery, So. Plainfield.

Published in Courier News on Dec. 27, 2011
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