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July 6, 2013

Raymond 'Ronnie' Kearns

Raymond ‘Ronnie’ Kearns

ANDES — Raymond “Ronnie” Kearns passed away at his home on Big Pond, Andes, on July 4, 2013.

The son of Ray and Marjorie (Martin) Kearns, he was born Dec. 5, 1936, in Hobart.

Ronnie attended South Kortright Central School and at the age of 17, commenced a 23 year U.S. Army career. Retiring as master sergeant, he served in the elite Special Forces “Green Beret” Group, including a tour in Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Beken); children, Karen Underwood, Kristina Norris and Sean Kearns; and was devoted to each of his eight grandchildren.

A service will take place at the convenience of the family.

Those who wish to share condolences or a special memory may do so online at

Arrangements are by the MacArthur Funeral Home of Hobart.

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