In Memory

Ira Kerns - Class Of 1964

Ira N. Kerns (October 4, 1946-January 11, 2020
Iran N. Kerns pased away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on January 11, 2020, at the age of 73.
Born October 4, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Wilbur and Marjorie Kerns. A graduate of Riviera Beach High School (Florida) he developed his love of water and the beach. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Western Kentucky University and had a successful career in sales and consulting. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and had served honorably in the U.S. Army as a Russian Linguist. On May 20, 1972 he married the love of his life, Louise (Mayer), in Kentucky. Together they welcomed 5 beautiful children, who were the most important part of his life.
Ira was a devoted husband and father; his true loves in life were family and friends, golf, bowling, water activities, crosswords and Sudoku, scotch, Motown music, and onion dip. Ira's talents were many: woodworker, immaculate lawn-cutter, and being Mr. Fix-It. He was a strong man with a contagious smile, a true gentleman, and maintained his positive outlook on life until the end.
He is survived by his wife, Louise, and their children: Christine (Adam) Allen, Brenda (Jase) Lawver, Laura Kerns, Steven (Victoria) Kerns, Matthew (Ashley) Kerns. Ira was the very proud Papa of Quentin, Kyra, Paige, Tyler, Ella, William, Samantha, Colbi, Zayden and Brody. Siblings: Bill (Judith), Robert (Sue) and Cheryl (Mark), and a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Arrangements by Andrews Mortuary, 1617 Market Street, Wilmington, NC. Friday, January 17th 10 am Visitation and 11 am Celebration of Life. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. A Michigan service will be scheduled at a later date.

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02/10/20 11:15 AM #1    

Bobby Carlson (1964)

I am sad to hear that my friend Ira has passed away. We enjoyed countless times as friends spending days at the beach in Riviera and Singer Island and Bill's Marina. (Sailfish).

I will never forget the times we hung out going to dances and having the infamous fruit fights on Air Force Beach. If my memory serves me right, I remember one night after a fruit fight when we ran all over Palm Beach Shores to escape from the cops and Ira hid in a trash can until the coast was clear.Way too many fun times to mention. My condolences to brother Bill and your family.

Thanks for the memories Irasmiley

Bob Carlson


02/11/20 01:48 PM #2    

Curtis Stuart (1964)

Very sorry to hear that Ira passed. Ira was always full of fun and smiles. He is home now.

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