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Russell B. Kern, 80, Longtime New Canaan Resident

NEW CANAAN, Conn. - Russell B. Kern, a New Canaan resident for over 48 years, died Tuesday, July 9. He was 80.

Kern was born Feb. 26, 1933, in Norwalk, son of Harold and Eleanor Cronin Kern.

Kern is survived by his wife, Gail Carpenter Kern; daughters, Kim Kern of New Canaan and Lynne Kern of Wilton; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.

Calling hours are one hour prior to service at the Hoyt Funeral Home, 199 Main St., New Canaan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Friday, July 12 at St. Aloysius Church, New Canaan. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Whittingham Cancer Center, C/o Norwalk Hospital, 34 Maple Street, Norwalk, CT 06856

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