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Paul E. Kerns

May 2, 1933 ~ March 3, 2021 (age 87)

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Paul E. Kerns, 87, of Hanover, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the UPMC Pinnacle – Hanover Hospital, Hanover, PA with his loving family by his side.

 Born May 2, 1933 in Carlisle, PA, he was the son of the late Thomas H. and Mildred (Myers) Kerns.  Paul was the loving husband of the late Barbara A. Kerns who died June 4, 2014 and with whom he shared over sixty years of marriage.

 Paul was a 1953 graduate of Littlestown High School, Littlestown, PA.  he was a self-employed foundry worker and owner.

 Paul was a veteran and served his country proudly in the United States Army.    

 Paul loved watching his grandchildren’s sporting events and spending time with his family.

 Paul is survived by seven children, Kathie M. Welsh, and Toni L. Kerns both of Spring Grove, PA, Kim L. Grauel of Aspers, PA, Peggy S. Ruhlman of Gettysburg, PA, Bonnie L. Schuchart of Hanover, PA, Williams J. Kerns of Spring Grove, PA, and Wendy J. Kessler of Hanover, PA; twelve grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and four siblings, Doris Morgret of Littlestown, PA, Lee Kerns of Waynesboro, PA, and Janet Mayers and Lousie Wantz both of Littlestown, PA.      

 Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA with the Rev. Barry Ruhlman officiating.  Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hanover, PA.  A viewing and time to share memories with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM, Monday, March 8, 2021 at the funeral home.  Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, masks will be required, social distancing observed, and attendance inside may be limited.

 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451, or online at

 The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements.  Memories and condolences may be shared at


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March 8, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kenworthy Funeral Home
269 Frederick Street
Hanover, PA 17331

Funeral Service
March 9, 2021

10:00 AM
Kenworthy Funeral Home
269 Frederick Street
Hanover, PA 17331

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