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Regina A. "Jean" Kern

April 20, 2018

Regina A. “Jean” Kern, age 90, of Wilmington, Delaware, died peacefully at home on April 20, 2018.

Jean graduated from P.S. DuPont High School and was a proud homemaker.  She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church for 70 years.  She was an avid bowler, loved playing bridge and dancing.  She was a Secular Franciscan and Professed Member of the San Damiano Fraternity.  Jean served on the Bereavement Committee, was a Hospitality Member and worked with the Food Closet of Holy Rosary Church.

Jean was predeceased by her husband, Robert of 50 plus years; her parents, William J. and Regina E. Acton; her sisters, Gertrude McGuinness, Margaret Farrell,  Mary DiGiacoma, Barbara McNulty,  Bernadette Strzalka,  Patricia Bennett; and brother, William Acton Jr.

Jean is survived by her sisters, Sr. Frances Acton, OSF and Gerry Simpkiss; her children, Kathy Kern,  Robert Kern (Joan), William (Bill) Kern (Debra), Tom Kern(Colleen) and Steve Kern(Beth); her 8 grandchildren, Jennifer, Tommy, Jill, Matthew, Ben, Melinda, Alexandra and Taylor; her 8 great-grandchildren, Michael, Christopher, Emily, Charlie, Justin, Anastasia, Irene and Katalena, who kept her young.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE  19703 on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:30 am.  Burial to follow at Delaware Veterans Cemetery, Bear, DE.  Friends may call on Tuesday evening, May 1, 2018 from 6-8 PM at Gebhart Funeral Home, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE  19703.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

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