Egon Johann Kern
Egon Johann Kern, 78, of Elizabethtown, formerly of Spring City, PA died Monday July 28, 2014 at the Masonic Health Care Center, Elizabethtown. He was the loving husband of V. Justine (Shirey), and they celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary this past March. Born in Neunburg v/wald, Germany he was the son of the late Anton and Catherine (Kasbauer) Kern. Egon retired from the Lanko Trucking Co. of Limerick PA where he was a driver & a machinist. Prior to this he was a store manager for the Boy Scouts of America at the Plymouth Meeting Mall, and previously he was a truck driver for the former Jones Motor Co of Spring City. He was member of St Peter’s Catholic Church of Elizabethtown and was an active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Royersford. He was a member of the Legion of Mary, and the Spring Ford Jaycees. Egon was community oriented and was a supporter of the youth in the Royersford area, and was a Cub Master for 28 years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Paul A. Kern (Gayle) of Spring City, PA, Peter J. Kern (Victoria); five grandchildren; one step granddaughter; a step great-grandson; two step brothers Peter and Walter Kern both of Germany; and a sister Irma Medin of Boston, MA. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Antonie Kern, and a step-brother Otto Kern.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his Memorial Service at the Roosevelt Assembly Room, at the Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM. There will be time of visitation with the family from 10:00 AM until the time of the service and everyone is invited to his Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1840 Marshall Dr. (GPS: 904 Mill Rd) Elizabethtown PA on Tuesday August 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM, with Rev. Steven W. Fauser, Celebrant. Final Commendation and Farewell with military honors will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. There will be a time of visitation with the family on Tuesday at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Egon’s memory may be sent to Employee Appreciation Gift Fund, c/o Jerry Kemmerer, 44 Sycamore Dr. # 342 Elizabethtown PA 17022, or Bleiler Caring Cottage, Endowment Fund c/o Office of Gift Planning, 1 Masonic Dr. Elizabethtown PA 17022.