John E. Kern, 76, of 31 Harpending Ave. Dundee, NY passed away Tuesday March 11, 2014 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, in Elmira, NY, surrounded by his loving family.
John E. Kern, 76, of 31 Harpending Ave. Dundee, NY passed away Tuesday March 11, 2014 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, in Elmira, NY, surrounded by his loving family. Honoring his wishes there will be no prior calling hours. A celebration of his life will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Atlanta Fire Department 34 University Ave. Atlanta, NY. Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fire Company Emergency Squad 12 Union St. Dundee, NY 14837 or the Atlanta Fire Department 34 University Ave. Atlanta, NY 14808. John was born February 25, 1938 in Atlanta, NY, the son of the late Norval R. and Dorothea Sick Kern. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves after graduating from High School. On July 1, 1982 in Ocala, FL he married the former Deborah M. “Maude” Hodge. A self employed Roofer; he was the owner of John E. Kern Auction Mart, in Cohocton, NY. He loved auctions and wood working; and was a Life Member of the Atlanta Fire Department Fire Police. He is loved and will be dearly missed by his wife, Deborah M. “Maude” Kern at home; a son, William Roy (Tristicia) Kern of Wayland; 2 daughters, Debra Rodgers of Wayland, NY, and Theresa Irvin of Dundee; 2 step sons, Paul (Melissa) Orr of Hammondsport, NY and Rodney (Kari) Soles of Avoca, NY; 16 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; his first wife Mary White of Naples; and several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Arrangements were entrusted to the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.