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John Parker  Kerwin
In Memory of
John Parker Kerwin
1943 - 2018
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Obituary for John Parker Kerwin

John Parker Kerwin was born in 1943 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Two years later, his father returned from WWII and their family relocated to Oakland, California. When he became a man, John enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed at Beale Air Force Base. After the Air Force, John served in the California Highway Patrol and then in the BART Police in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attained the rank of Commander, serving a total of 35 years in law enforcement. John proudly served as the President of the BART Police Officer’s Association and later as President of the BART Police Management Association. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of San Francisco and attended Law School at JFK University. John was a graduate of the 189th Session of the FBI National Academy (1997). After retiring from law enforcement, John was a Security Director at Xilinx and at the East Bay Municipal Utility District. Since 2004, Northwest Reno has been his home.
John was an avid marksman and hunter, enjoyed golf, and loved to taunt his dear poker companions. He loved his family deeply and is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Kathleen, his sons, Bryan Kerwin and Sean Ramos (Jingwen), his sisters, Maggie Banducci and Katy Simon Holland (Mike), his nieces, Brooke Simon and Mia Banducci, his nephew, Bo Banducci, and his cousins, Sue Ewald (Hans) and Sister Sally Gunn. For those interested, donations can be made in John’s name to http://cancerresearch.org/join-thecause/donate/one-time-donation

RSVP, VENUE, AND PARKING DETAILS: Please RSVP to Kathleen (krkerwin@sbcglobal.net). The service will be held at the Newman Center (University Catholic Community Our Lady of Wisdom): 1101 North Virginia Street. The closest parking lot is 0.3 miles away, the Brian J. Whelan Complex at UNR. Several hotels are 0.5 miles away, including Circus Circus. If the walk, taxi, and Uber are not feasible for arriving at the service, please contact Sean (619-507-6239 or ramosean@gmail.com). Lunch will be provided after the service during the reception at the Kerwin family home.
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