H. Herbert Kern '56 '65
LTC. H. Herbert Kern, 77, of Boonton Township, NJ died Saturday Sept. 3rd, peacefully at home. Born on April 17, 1934 and raised in Brooklyn NY, he met the love of his life Mary. They married and lived in Glendale, Queens until he and his young family moved to Boonton Twp. NJ in 1968.
Herb was a graduate of Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1956 with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering and later received his MBA degree from the same. He worked at Grumman and the US Navy developing aircraft & defensive systems for the US Military. He then took a position with the Treasury Department and retired in 1999 as a Regional Manager of the Engineering Evaluation Division of the IRS, Mountainside, NJ.
Herb served his country in the US Army Corps of Engineers for 2 yrs with the rank of Lieutenant in 1956 and as an active reservist until retirement in 1999 holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Herb was an Assistant Cub Scout Master when living in Queens, a Judge for the Army Corps for many years for the NYC Student Science Fair, an active volunteer with Deborah Heart and Lung Center, sang with the Mountain Lake Choral group, and served as an auxiliary police officer in Boonton Twp.
In his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, traveling, and participating in Karaoke, locally and internationally and had a following of fans who loved hearing his renditions of Frank Sinatra.