Donald W. Kern, 90, formerly of Sagamore Hills, OH died peacefully in his sleep on June 2, 2017 in Sierra Vista, AZ.
Born August 9, 1926 in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of Calvin Clarence and May Estelle (Christman) Kern. After graduating from Shaw High School, he served his country in the U.S. Naval Reserves during WW II and the Korean War. Donald married Marjorie Downing on June 11, 1949 in La Grange, IL. He then graduated in 1950 from Case Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. He was employed for over 40 years with National Castings before retiring in 1985. He was an active member of the Western Reserve Historical Society, The Ohio Genealogical Society, and Macedonia United Methodist Church.
Donald lived for the last 3 years with his son and daughter-in-law in Hereford, AZ. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie (Downing) Kern. He is survived by his 3 sons, Bruce (Elizabeth) Kern of Fairfield, OH; Douglas (Barbara) Kern of Hereford, AZ; and Lee (Marjorie) Kern of Temperance, MI; and 5 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2017, at the Crown Hill Cemetery chapel, 8592 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter, 1159 N. Craycroft Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712 or to the Western Reserve Historical Society at https://www.wrhs.org/product/donation/.