Howard Anthony Kerr, retired auctioneer

March 22, 2013

Howard Anthony Kerr, 70, of Millsboro, and formerly of Blackwood, N.J., passed away at home Wednesday, March 20, 2013, surrounded by the loving care of his family.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 14, 1942, he was the son of the late Florence McKissick and Harry Kerr. He was a retired auctioneer for the Department of Defense, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Mary Mother of Peace Roman Catholic Church. He loved, and was devoted to his wife and children, loved to play the banjo, guitar, and to sing. He loved to travel, dance and “do the stroll.” He loved his cousins, hosted many get-togethers and family reunions. He played in the Fralinger String Band Back Bay Strummers, and was a member of American Legion Post 28.

He is survived by his wife, Ivana Maggi Kerr; and his children: Adrianne Kerr of Millsboro, Tonia Prate and husband Rocco of Moorestown, N.J., Noelle Borgesi of Georgetown, and Jason Kerr of Millsboro. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Blake and Lauren Karrick, Isabella and Rocco Prate Jr., Vincent and Anthony Borgesi, Joshua Kerr and Victoria Kerr. Also surviving him is a sister, Elaine Sala of Millsboro; and numerous extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his brother Ken.

A memorial, and celebration of his life will be held at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 24, for viewing, visitation and sharing. Interment will be private.


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