Dale Jay Kern, age 52, passed away peacefully Friday, March 2, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family; after fighting a long courageous battle.
Dale was born December 22, 1965 in Dansville, a son of Clinton "Skee" & Leta (Bill) Kern. In addition to his parents, Dale was also predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Kern; a brother, Clinton Kern and a brother-in-law, Dick Snyder.
He was a life member of the Hatch Hose Fire Co.; where he received the Fireman of the Year award in 2001 & 2005.
He enjoyed NASCAR, the outdoors and automobile repair & detailing, but most of all he loved spending time with his wife, children & grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Sherry; his children, Dustin Kern (Stephanie Vergason), Ashley Kern (John), Edward Grayson (Katherine Cooke) and Marissa Grayson; five grandchildren; three sisters, Judy (Gary) Clark, Peggy Sue Kern and Sandy Snyder; his dear friend, Alan Rex; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews & cousins.
Visitation will be held 1-2 pm Saturday, April 14th at the Hatch Hose Fire Co.; a memorial service will follow at 2pm.
Contributions may be made to the Hatch Hose Fire Co., University Ave., Atlanta, NY 14808.