Reverend Father Robert Joseph Kerner

St. Luke's Episcopal Church Cemetery

U. S. Navy Veteran

        The Reverend Father Robert Joseph Kerner, age 70, of Powhatan, VA., died January 11, 2012. Fr. Bob is survived by his wife of 31 years, The Rev. Sandra Barbary Kerner; his sister, Jane Kerner; his brother-in-law, John Barbary (Susan); nieces, nephews, their children and grandchildren.

        Fr. Bob, a U. S. Navy veteran, served as Roman Catholic priest for nine years in the Diocese of Erie (Pa.). He was received as a priest in The Episcopal Church in 1990 and has served parishes in the Dioceses of Florida, Georgia, and Southern Virginia, retiring in 2010.

        Visiting hours at Bennett & Barden Funeral Home were held Saturday, January 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. His Mass of the Resurrection was held at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Midlothian on Sunday, January 15.

        An overnight vigil was kept following the service, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Huguenot Trail in Powhatan and the committal was held in the St. Luke's graveyard on Monday, January 16, 2012.

        In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Powhatan, VA.; Richmond Hill Retreat Center, 2209 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA.; or, Christian Healing Ministries, P.O. Box 9520, Jacksonville, FLA. 32208.

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