Harry J. Kearns, Sr.

  • Died: November 25, 2020
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Harry J. Kearns, Sr 76 of Philadelphia passed away on November 25, 2020. Beloved husband of the late Susanne E. Lawlor Kearns. Loving father of Harry, Jr (Lynn), Melissa Gulotta (Pete), Jeffrey (Steve), Susanne Pirrone (Greg) and the late Sarah Anne Knott (Rob). Grandfather of Robert, Amanda, Gavin, Harry III, Olivia, Sammy, Isabella, Gregory and Johnny. Dear brother of Jerry (Margie), Edna Hoshaw (late Denny) and the late Theresa Gorman (Bob).
I would like to add my gratitude to everyone who cared about my well being as I aged. Family and friends and especially my children who unselfishly helped me and cared for me. You worried about me which I am sorry. You spent time with me which I cherished. Now take care of your families. Thanks. No regrets. -Dad.
P.S. Never forget, you all love "RAVIOLI!"
Relatives and friends are invited to Harry's life celebration Tuesday, December 1, 2020 from 7PM to 9PM at the James J. McGhee Funeral Home, 690 Belmont Ave, Southampton, PA 18966 and Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 9:30AM to 11AM at St Anselm Church, 12670 Dunks Ferry Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154 followed by his Funeral Mass at 11AM. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers donations in Harry's memory may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I have fond memories visiting with family as a young girl when we still lived in the Philadelphia area. We moved away when we were older, and my father, Don Papiernik, took all of us back for my engagement party with the Kearns/Sliwinski/Papiernik family. Harry gave me a china rose in an antique brass vase to wish us love and happiness. I still have that rose and vase, and we have been married 32+ years. Harry will forever hold a place in my heart. My prayers to Melissa, Harry, Jeff, Susanne, Jerry, Edna, and all the family during this difficult time. Much peace and love to you. Cheryl (Papiernik) Veselik

Posted by Cheryl Veselik - Marion, VA - Family   December 04, 2020

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences. May the love of friends and family comfort you through your grief. 2 Thes 2: 16,17.

Posted by D T    November 30, 2020

Mr. Kearns always had a warm, welcoming smile, was a kind gentleman, and a caring family man. I am so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Posted by Jody and Bob Jenkins    November 29, 2020

Harry, you will be missed by all of us who were so blessed to have had you touch our lives. You never failed to have a smile and a hello whenever we saw each other. Richton Road was the best place to raise a family and meet friends! Seemed like time passed us by too quickly, but we shall always be grateful for having our lives touched by you!!! God bless you, Dear Friend. Our heart aches for your family!!!

Posted by Sharon & Jeff Jenkins - Audubon, PA - Friend   November 29, 2020

Dear Jeff...Sending my love and prayers for peace to you and your family.

Posted by Christine Petruzzo - Coworker   November 29, 2020

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