John Kernick, 90, of Limeport, died August 8, 2012, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of the late Veronica "Verna" (Lizun) Kernick who died in 1998. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Charles and Anastasia (Labonich) Keshanech.
He worked as a crane operator for Bethlehem Steel for 33 years before retiring.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in Italy and Japan.
He was involved with the Limeport Athletic Association and enjoyed watching and listening to polkas and hunting.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia A. Smith of Fountain Hill; sons, John B. and his wife Dolores of Limeport, James L. and his wife Diane of New Tripoli, Joseph C. and his wife Marsha of Zionsville, Michael K. of Coopersburg, Timothy A. and his wife Kim of Center Valley and Thomas D. of Coopersburg; brother, Joseph "Sam" Keshaneck of Allentown; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, George Keshanech and six sisters, Dorothy Goodwin, Mary Miller, Margaret Seier, Anna Huhn, Julia Fegley and Helen Samsel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Auxiliary Fund, 350 S. Cedarbrook Rd., Allentown, 18104.
Arrangements were made by the Norcross-Weber Funeral Home, Coopersburg.