Karl T. “Tim” Kerr

Karl T. “Tim” Kerr – 66 – of Old Hammondsport Rd., Bath, NY died Friday afternoon (December 11, 2020) at Arnot Health Medical Center in Elmira, from complications following surgery.

Born in Hornell, NY on July 14, 1954, he was the son of Jack and Helen (Weaver) Kerr.

Karl was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1973). He lived & worked in Savannah, GA for 6 years, moving to Bath, NY in 1979.  He had been employed at Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport for over 32 years, retiring in 2013.

For several years, Karl volunteered his time at the Bath Ambulance Corp.  He was a member of the Hornell Moose Lodge & was a member of Bath VFW War Dads where he served as treasurer.  He enjoyed traveling, auctions, yard sales, playing dice & cards.

Karl was preceded in death by his parents, Jack & Helen Kerr; his brother, Jack Kerr JR; his brothers-in-law, Dick Flanagan, Bob Allaway, George Menger and Albert Mennito, SR; his sisters-in-law, Judy Lewis, Betsy Mennito and Linda Kerr; and special uncle, Ron Weaver.

Surviving are his wife, Fran May of Bath; his daughter, Tina (Ray) Wilson of Savannah, GA; his sisters, Cindy Flanagan of Bath, Beth Allaway of Bath, Susan (Marc Bell) Potter of Foley, AL; his brothers Greg Kerr of Hornell, Dan (Deb Stanford) Kerr of Hornell, Steve Kerr of Bradford, NY and Jim Kerr of Bath, his estranged brother, Dave (Kelly Stedman) Kerr of Bath;  his sister-in-law Jean Menger of Hudson, FL; his grandson, James Zapeline of Savannah GA, 2 great-grandsons; many nieces & nephews; his special aunt, Martha Weaver of  Savannah GA, former wife & friend, Beverly Kerr & family of Florida.

At Karl’s request there will be no calling hours or services.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY 14843.

Karl’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to Care First Hospice, 3805 Meads Creek Rd., Painted Post, NY  14870 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

8 Responses to “Karl T. “Tim” Kerr”

  1. Tina Wilson says:

    I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a sweet sweet man.. my heart, thoughts, prayers and lots of love go out to Fran and the entire Kerr Family.. I am so sorry I am so far away and can’t be there at this time.. please know you are all in my heart ❤ Always, Tina

  2. Bill Deninger says:

    Dear Fran and the Kerr’s
    I am so very sorry to hear of “Tim’s” passing. I first met Tim in the summer of 69 when I came up to visit and meet my grandfather, Aunt and 10 cousins for the first time. Having lost my only brother in Vietnam just a few months prior, I was a 12 yo boy in need of something. That summer Tim took me under his wing and became a surrogate brother to me. Those few weeks were full of fun, excitement and learning (for me) and I will never forget Tim’s kindness to a hurting 12 yo! I will always remember Tim as the strong, healthy and happy 15 yo country boy that he was then! Condolences to Fran and Family===cousin Bill

  3. Dan Flaitz says:

    RIP Tim Kerr

    Class of ’73

  4. Carol and Bill Ewert says:

    We will miss our special “aggravating” friend VERY much. Our prayers to his family and especially his wife Fran for all the good years we have had with him. Love you pal. Carol and Bill

  5. Jim LaFaro says:

    I was surprised and saddened to hear of Tim’s passing. My condolences to the whole family.

  6. Donna K. Miller says:

    Fran and family, So sorry to read of the loss of Karl. He was a special second cousin and a good man. I will miss seeing him at Three Birds restaurant in Bath .RIP Karl… Richard Thomas Kerr

  7. Fran says:

    RIP, Karl (Tim). I love you and will miss you every day until we are together again. My loss is Heaven’s gain, your love, friendship, compassion, humor… I find some comfort in my faith that you were greeted by so many of our families & friends. I wish we could have had more time together but thank God you’re not suffering anymore. Rest in Peace. Love Fran

  8. Susan says:

    Tim I am sad I won’t be able to talk to you and pick at you until we meet again, but I’m comforted to know you are in good company with the other 9 family members who entered heavens gates before you over the last 9 years. I’m sure you’re catching up and have lots of laughs. I was proud to call you my brother and one of the nicest men I know. Please know us “Sistas” are here to look out for Fran. Love ya brother! Susie