William Stephen Kern1

M, (18 March 1946 - 18 July 1998)
     William Stephen Kern was born on 18 March 1946 at Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.2,1 He was the son of William Francis Kern and Vivian Lois Sholder.1 William Stephen Kern was baptized in 1946 at Bethel United Presbyterian Church, Bottle Run, Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He married, at age 22, Marilyn Cornelius, daughter of Lloyd Emory Cornelius and Margaret Mary Mathias, on Saturday, 1 June 1968 at Pine Street United Methodist Church, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1 William Stephen Kern died on 18 July 1998 at Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, at age 52 years and 4 months.2,1,3 He was buried on 23 July 1998 in section 13, site 851, in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, located in Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. The funeral service was officiated by Reverend Thomas H. Jacobs.1 A memorial service for William Stephen Kern was held in the Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, on 22 July 1998 with Reverend Thomas H. Jacobs officiating.1
     William Stephen Kern appears in four generation family snapshot circa 1947. He graduated in 1964 from Loyalsock Township High School, located in Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1 He began military service on 28 April 1966 with the United States Air Force. He was deployed during the Vietnam War. He acheived the rank of Sargent.1 He graduated circa 1971 from Harrisburg Area Community College, located in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.1 His obituary was published sometime in July 1998 in the local paper, printed in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. His obituary stated:

     W. Stephen Kern, 52, of 326 Louisa Street died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in Williamsport Hospital after a brief illness.

He and his wife, the former Marilyn Cornelius, observed their 30th wedding anniversary on June 1st.

An information technology consultant, he worked for Drexel Technical Associates at Highmark, Inc., Camp Hill. He was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church. He graduated from Loyalsock Township High School and Harrisburg Area Community College and attended Penn State University. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

Born March 18, 1946, in this city, he was the son of William F. and Vivian Sholder Kern.

Surviving, besides his wife, and his parents of Jensen Beach, FL, are a daughter, Amalie Sue, and a sister Jeanine G., both of Orlando, FL and a brother, R. Scott of this city.

The funeral will be at noon Wednesday in the church, 441 Pine St., with the Rev. Thomas H. Jacobs officiating. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.1

Child of William Stephen Kern and Marilyn Cornelius

Last Edited=13 Jan 2013


  1. [S2225] W. Stephen Kern obituary, undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper presumably from a local paper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, July 1998. The original article was from a scrapbook of personal memorabilia compiled by Johanna (Weiss) Edler (1915-1999) through out her life. Viewed in the home of her daughter Donna (Edler) Sayah on 1 June 1999, by Kevin Sholder. Donna Lee Edler, Montoursville, Pennsylvania, USA.
  2. [S151] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at http://ssdi.rootsweb.com (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, January 2004 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. W S KERN, birth listed as 18 Mar 1946, died listed as 18 Jul 1998 (P), issued in the State of Pennsylvania. Last residence (none specified), last benefit (none specified). Accessed 28 Mar 2004.
  3. [S2271] "Vivian S. Kern obituary," Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 18 May 2012, online archives (http://www.sungazette.com/page/content.detail/id/578429/… : accessed 13 January 2013). Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.