James K. Kiernan

August 31, 1928 ~ June 10, 2020 (age 91)


James K. Kiernan Sr.



James K. Kiernan Sr, 91, of Lansford passed away Wednesday evening at home. 


James was born in New York City on August 31, 1928.  


He was the son of the late Katherine (Kiernan) and Patrick Kiernan.     


He was married to Dorothy (Martin) Kiernan for over 69 years.  


After high school James joined the U.S. Merchant Marines and served during WWII.  Later he went to welding school and then worked as a pipefitter for Local 274 for the rest of his career. 


He was of the Catholic faith. 


He was a member of AMVETS Post 83-Lansford and Knights of Columbus. 


James enjoyed woodworking in his earlier years.  


He is preceded in death by; sister Eleanor; brother John; son James K. Kiernan Jr.; grandson Gavin Kiernan; daughter in law Lavina Kiernan.


In addition to his longtime spouse he is survived by; daughter Dorothy Ann Barnes, Lansford; daughter Michelle Kiernan, Lansford; grandsons David Barnes and Ryan Kiernan; several nieces and nephews. 


A visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, June 17th from 6-8PM. All visitors are asked to follow social distancing guidelines. If anyone feels uncomfortable attending, their sincere thoughts and prayers are welcome. Also contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

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June 17, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rothermel Heizenroth Clark Funeral & Cremation Services Inc.
387 W. Valley Avenue
Elysburg, PA 17824

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