Michael J. Kearns

| 15 Feb 2012 | 05:25

    Michael J. Kearnspassed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. He was 54.

    Mr. Kearns was born inHackensackto Harriet (nee Monroe) Kearns and Joseph Kearns.

    Mr. Kearns was a parishioner at the Newfoundland United Methodist Church.For many years he coached football, baseball, softball, and basketball in Vernon and Stockholm.He will best be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, and friend to many.

    Mr. Kearns is survived by his beloved wife Betty Ann (nee Utter) Kearns, his loving children: Michael Kearns of Vernon, Sean Kearns of Stockholm, Kayleigh Kearns of Vernon, and Steven and Jessica Carey, both of Stockholm; his dear brother Joseph Kearns and his wife Diane of Vernon, and his dear sister Roseanne Berg and her husband Ron of Emerson.

    He also leaves behind his adored mother Harriet Kearns of Westwood, his former wife Donna Kearns of Vernon, as well as several nieces and nephews.Mr. Kearns was predeceased by his father Joseph Kearns in 1999.

    The family will receive visitors on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 from 4to 8 p.m. at the Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home, 187 LaRue Road, Newfoundland.

    The funeral service will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by the interment at Sparta Cemetery, Sparta.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: Celiac Disease Foundation, 13251 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1, Studio City, CA 91604.

    On line condolences and directions:www.sticklesolteszfuneralhome.com