Timothy I. Kern, 76, of Lehighton, formerly of Slatington passed away Thursday, January 5, 2023, at Hometown Nursing & Rehab. He was the husband of Carol A. (Duda) Kern, whom he married on February 5, 1972. Born in Slatington on April 14, 1946, he was the son of the late Ralph S. and Mary P. (Pataki) Kern. Tim served his country honorably in the US Army Military Police during the Vietnam War. He was the owner / operator of the former T. Kern’s Floor Covering Paint & Wallpaper in Slatington. An active member of the Slatington community, Tim was a former mayor of Slatington, former councilman and former president of the Borough of Slatington. He was a current member, and former secretary of the Slatington Lions, and received their Melvin Jones Award. He was also a past president of the Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, member of the Slatington Lodge # 440 F & AM, life member and habitat partner of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and a life member of R.W. Fritzinger VFW, Walnutport. Tim was of the Catholic faith.
In addition to his wife Carol, he will be lovingly remembered by a son: Michael P. Kern and wife Rhonda of NC, grandchildren: Dystiny & Kyle Kern; great-grandson: Isiah Teets; brother: Stephen F. Kern of AZ; nieces & nephews; brother-in-law: Robert Duda of TX. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Audrey Marlatt.
A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Friday, January 13, 2023, at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second Street, Slatington, PA. Family and friends may pay their respects from 10 to 11AM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tim's name can be made to Slatington Lions Club, PO Box 196, Slatington PA 18080.