Gerard R. Kern

October 11, 1932March 18, 2021

Gerard R. Kern, age 88, of Centereach, New York passed away on March 18, 2021. Gerard was born October 11, 1932 in Roxbury, Massachusetts to the late Charles and Ethel Kern.

Beloved spouse of Joan M. Kern (née Hagemann). Loving father of JudeAnn Kern-Carstairs (Robert), Karen Florian (Dean) and Kimmarie Stawecki (William). Cherished grandfather of Dominic Florian, Anthony Florian (Jessica) and Maria Florian. Proud great grandfather of Luca Florian, Esme Florian and Ayla Florian.

A visitation for Gerard will be held Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 2326 Middle Country Road, Centereach, NY 11720.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021


Gerard R. Kern

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Patricia Schindlar

March 25, 2021

Dear Joan and family. I’m saddened to hear about Gerry’s passing. Spending time with both of you at St Gerards 55+ Club was always a pleasure. I know how difficult it is to adjust to losing your spouse but I’m sure that all the fond memories of happier times will bring you all comfort. May he Rest In Peace❤️ Fondly Pat Schindlar

Pat Rios

March 22, 2021

Dear Mr Kern , You will never know how grateful I was that you and Mrs Kern were my neighbors . You both help me through a very difficult time , I always felt save knowing you were right next store looking out for me and Annie . Also to live next to such a loving couple seeing how much you both loved each other and showing me that there are good men out there was heart warming. May you now rest in peace enjoy our God and all the good in Heaven. And I am also grateful your legs don’t hurt anymore . 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️ Love Pat and Annie

Karen Florian

March 21, 2021

Daddy. You are missed already. But I know your legs no longer hurt, and your memories are back. And that alone will help me to heal. Watch over me and my family always. And dont party to much with everyone who met you at those gates. I love you. You were the best Daddy. ❤