Obituary of Raymond T. Kerwin
With sadness in our hearts we share the passing of our adored husband and father, Raymond T. Kerwin on September 26, 2023. He was a gentle man whose love and hugs will stay in our hearts forever.
He was a generous and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He grew up in Rutherford with his 3 brothers and 2 sisters and later moved to Lincoln Park where he raised his family.
He served as a captain in the Marines stationed in Camp Lejeune, NC. Throughout his life, he remained a proud soldier and American. He taught us to have pride in our country and love for our family.
He was a sharp dresser who loved the Yankees, going “down the shore “, golfing, his boys and grandchildren, and Joanie’s cooking.
He was a man of faith. Being a parishioner at St. Joseph’s Parish and serving as a lector and Eucharistic Minister brought him much joy. He especially loved cooking and preparing for the Seder he hosted at Easter.
He was an active member of his community serving as a councilman for 26 years. He was always ready to lend a hand whether as a member of the Lincoln Park Sewer Authority, liaison to the First Aid Squad, or PAL Baseball League. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 279 in LincolnPark.
He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Jeanette, and his brothers Jerry, Paul, and Jimmy. He leaves behind his loving family - his wife, Joan and his sons Tim (Holly) and Sean; his cherished grandchildren Brian, Jake, and Samantha; his sisters Jeannie Allen and Celine Kerwin; his sister-in-law Carol Jordan Stark and his brother-in-law John Jordan (Nancy); and many cherished nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews as well as all his wonderful friends and neighbors.
Visitation is Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 4-8 pm at the Keri-Lozito Funeral Home , 125 Main Street, Lincoln Park, NJ . Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 216 Comly Road, Lincoln Park, NJ on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 11 am. Memorial Donations to the Lincoln Park First Aid Squad, Lincoln Park , NJ or St. Joseph’s Parish would be appreciated.