William J. Kerwin of Strykersville, NY passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at his residence at the age of 79.
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He was born March 21, 1941 in Warsaw, NY a son of the late Francis and Eunice (Robinson) Kerwin. He was a life long member of St. Patrick's Church in Java Center and was a lifetime member of the North Java Fire Company. He was also a United States Army Veteran and served from 1958-1961. He was a member of the Moose Club, enjoyed playing cards, spending time with his grandchildren and his doggies and enjoyed helping his friends, neighbors and his children.
He was the owner of Kerwin Contracting, Inc. in Strykersville and worked construction for 45 years. After his retirement, he went back to his roots and proudly worked his land and enjoyed his home.
Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy (Gebel) Kerwin whom he married on July 24, 1970 at St. Patrick's Church in Java Center; his children: Laurie Kerwin of North Java, Joseph (Stacie) Kerwin of North Java, Rick Kerwin of Strykersville and Amanda (Adam) Gestwick of North Java; his grandchildren: U.S. Marine Nicholas Kerwin, Courtney Kerwin, Cole Kerwin, Lily Gestwick and Riley Gestwick; his sister: Mary Kerwin of East Aurora; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: James Kerwin and Lois Rammacher.
Friends may call on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 9-11am at the Holy Family Parish, 4316 Rt. 98, North Java where a Mass will be held at 11am with Rev. Dr. Matthew Kawiak officiating. A Celebration of Life will also be announced at a later date. Interment will be held in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Java Center.
Memorials may be made to the North Java Fire Company, 4274 Rt. 98, North Java, NY 14113 or to the Charlotte House, 4316 Rt. 98, North Java, NY 14113.