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KERN, James J., Sr.

KERN - James J., Sr. Of Buffalo, entered into rest on May 4, 2017. Beloved husband of Mary Ellen (nee Godwin) Kern; devoted father of James J. (Colleen) Kern Jr., Jill (Peter) Bellanca, Jane (Jacob "Butch") Pringle, Kathleen (James) Lema, Jeffery Kern, Christopher (Jill) Kern and the late Tracy Kern; cherished grandfather of Melissa, Ellen, Peter, Jacob, Ashley, Alex, Vinny, Alison, Jimmy, Christopher, Oliver and Ryot; loving son of the late Albert and Dorothy (nee Gates) Kern; dear brother of late Natalie "Pete" (Wayne) Au; also survived by his K-9 pal Harley, relatives and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME, (Northtowns Chapel), 885 Niagara Falls Blvd. near Eggert/Sheridan Dr. on Monday from 4-7 PM. Funeral service will immediately follow. Interment St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. James served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and also served in the Army ASA Division. Online condolences may be made at

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