Pastor Herbert Kern
Friday
30
August

Visitation

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday, August 30, 2019
Calvary Lutheran Church
36 Taylor Avenue
East Meadow, New York, United States
Friday
30
August

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, August 30, 2019
Calvary Lutheran Church
36 Taylor Avenue
East Meadow, New York, United States
Saturday
31
August

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Calvary Lutheran Church
36 Taylor Avenue
East Meadow, New York, United States
Saturday
31
August

Reception

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Calvary Lutheran Church
36 Taylor Avenue
East Meadow, New York, United States
To follow in the Basement of Church

Interment Private

Obituary

Pastor Herbert Michael Kern of Calvary Lutheran Church in East Meadow, NY, passed away at home on Saturday August 24, 2019 from a short illness. He was 102. Originally from Bristol Ct., he started his ministry as a guest preacher in Colony, NY, where he fell in love with Alma Jewell, a local organist. The two were wed in September 1945 and were married for 66 years. After two years of a Trailer Ministry through out New England, they arrived in East Meadow in 1950. In what was farm country, he planted a seed, Calvary Lutheran Church. For the next 32 years he ministered to thousands of people. He also served the East Meadow Fire Department as Chaplain 50 plus years, the longest serving chaplain in NY State at the time. He also assisted in writing sermons for the Lutheran Hour. After retiring he assisted and attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amityville, NY till his death. One of his favorite versus is Genesis 12-2: We are blessed to be a blessing. Up until recently he still enjoyed reading, preaching, greeting people Sunday mornings, and calling a long list of friends, wishing them a Happy Birthday. Herb leaves behind his children, Tom & Rosemary Kern, Lois & Robert Kuppler & Dan & Noreen Kern, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The viewing will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Calvary Lutheran Church, East Meadow, NY. The funeral will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church on Saturday, 10 am, with a reception to follow in the basement of the church. Interment private for family. In lieu of flowers please support Calvary Lutheran Church in their Capital Campaign so they can continue another 70 years serving the community. You can send donations to the Calvary Lutheran Church, 36 Taylor Ave., East Meadow, NY 11554 or go to their website: www.calvarylc.org Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Homes. www.osheafuneral.com

In Lieu of Flowers

Please support Calvary Lutheran Church in their Capital Campaign so they can continue another 70 years serving the community. You can send donations to the Calvary Lutheran Church, 36 Taylor Ave., East Meadow, NY 11554 or go to their website: www.calvarylc.org
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Visitation

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday, August 30, 2019
Calvary Lutheran Church
36 Taylor Avenue
East Meadow, New York, United States
11554

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday, August 30, 2019
Calvary Lutheran Church
36 Taylor Avenue
East Meadow, New York, United States
11554

Funeral Service

10:00 am Saturday, August 31, 2019
Calvary Lutheran Church
36 Taylor Avenue
East Meadow, New York, United States
11554

Reception

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, August 31, 2019
Calvary Lutheran Church
36 Taylor Avenue
East Meadow, New York, United States
11554

To follow in the Basement of Church

Interment Private

Obituary

Pastor Herbert Michael Kern of Calvary Lutheran Church in East Meadow, NY, passed away at home on Saturday August 24, 2019 from a short illness. He was 102. Originally from Bristol Ct., he started his ministry as a guest preacher in Colony, NY, where he fell in love with Alma Jewell, a local organist. The two were wed in September 1945 and were married for 66 years. After two years of a Trailer Ministry through out New England, they arrived in East Meadow in 1950. In what was farm country, he planted a seed, Calvary Lutheran Church. For the next 32 years he ministered to thousands of people. He also served the East Meadow Fire Department as Chaplain 50 plus years, the longest serving chaplain in NY State at the time. He also assisted in writing sermons for the Lutheran Hour. After retiring he assisted and attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amityville, NY till his death. One of his favorite versus is Genesis 12-2: We are blessed to be a blessing. Up until recently he still enjoyed reading, preaching, greeting people Sunday mornings, and calling a long list of friends, wishing them a Happy Birthday. Herb leaves behind his children, Tom & Rosemary Kern, Lois & Robert Kuppler & Dan & Noreen Kern, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The viewing will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Calvary Lutheran Church, East Meadow, NY. The funeral will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church on Saturday, 10 am, with a reception to follow in the basement of the church. Interment private for family. In lieu of flowers please support Calvary Lutheran Church in their Capital Campaign so they can continue another 70 years serving the community. You can send donations to the Calvary Lutheran Church, 36 Taylor Ave., East Meadow, NY 11554 or go to their website: www.calvarylc.org Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Homes. www.osheafuneral.com

In Lieu of Flowers

Please support Calvary Lutheran Church in their Capital Campaign so they can continue another 70 years serving the community. You can send donations to the Calvary Lutheran Church, 36 Taylor Ave., East Meadow, NY 11554 or go to their website: www.calvarylc.org
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