James Edward Kern


James Edward Kern (Bud) age 96 passed away peacefully February 19,2016 at the Glenmoor Health Center in St. Augustine, Florida. Formerly of Ponte Vedra Beach, FLA and Cincinnati,OH. Jim was the beloved husband of the late Shirley Kern, loving father of Bonnie Kern White of Cincinnati, James E. Kern Jr.(Susan) of El Dorado Hills, CA, Bruce R. Kern (Holly), and Jeffrey S. Kern (Doreen) of Jacksonville, FLA. He was grandfather of Jennifer Kern Weiss (Jason), Todd J. Kern, Karyn Kern Carroll (Kevin), Kristen Kern Whitehead, T.J. White and David A. White and great grandfather of 7 children.

Jim was the son of Charles Kern and Martha Meyer Kern, a proud graduate of Roger Bacon High School and a decorated WW2 Army veteran. After military service he was a Sales Engineer with Brunswick Corp. in the bowling division. He enjoyed playing golf and bridge, travel,and spending time with family and friends. James and Shirley Kern were members of Ponte Vedra Country Club, Maketewa and Kenwood Country Clubs in Cincinnati.

If desired memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of NE Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd. Jacksonville, FLA 32257 or the charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 10 after the 11am Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Ponte Vedra Beach, FLA. Condolences may be sent to