William J.  Kerwin

William J. Kerwin

Friday, March 21st, 1941 - Thursday, January 7th, 2021
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William J. Kerwin of Strykersville, NY passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at his residence at the age of 79.

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.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am
    Holy Family Catholic Church
    4316 Rt. 98
    NORTH JAVA, NY 14113
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 14th, 2021 11:00am
    Holy Family Catholic Church
    4316 Rt. 98
    NORTH JAVA, NY 14113
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
    Rev. Matthew Kawiak
  • Interment

    St. Patrick's Cemetery


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John McCormick

Posted at 06:43am
Dear cousin Judy
Your husband was a fine member of the community the sort of person that all communities need to help the other people in their communities when they need help. That is what small town America is all about. He enjoyed telling a story while he was enjoying the company of others. . I wish I would have had the opportunity to hear more of his stories so I could have learned about my community in a deeper way. Pull your family close during this sad time.
Kim and John McCormick

Colleen Ference

Posted at 09:06am
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Kerwin family.
Caring Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Colleen & Tommy Ference

Mike and Irene Shultz

Posted at 07:19pm
Dear Judy, we are so sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. Hold your memories close to your heart. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With love, Mike and Irene Shultz

Rita Conroy

Posted at 08:40pm
Dear Judy and family, We want to express our sympathy in your sudden loss! Bill will be missed by everyone that knew him!
We remember all the nice improvements he made at St Patrick’s Church. He was very talented with his construction
Work. We had good times, golfing, playing cards, family parties, church events, and trips together.Bob and Bill
Attended Catholic School together in Java Center. They enjoyed talking about their grade school years. RIP BILL!
Special regards to all of you, Bob and Rita Conroy

Sharon grover Posted at 01:18pm

Judy, I want to express my sympathy in seeing the passing Bill, your life partner, and a life long friend to me, Bob and all the people of North Java. May he rest in Eternal Peace. From Sharry Grover

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