Jack E. Carns

Jack E. Carns, 73, of W. Corydon Street, Bradford, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Olean General Hospital, in Olean.

Born April 24, 1947 in Clearfield, he was a son of the late Jack C. and Margaret Jean (Passmore) Carns.

He was a 1965 graduate of Clearfield High School he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1969 from Lockhaven University and his Master Degree from St. Bonaventure.

On August 12, 1972 in St. Bernard Church, he married Susan (Kervin) Carns who survives. 

He began his employment at Bradford Area School District Bradford in 1969. He taught grades 3, 4 and 6 at Third Ward and George G. Blaisdell Elementary School, until he retired in 2004.

He was a Distinguished Life Member of the Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department, he served for 43 years, and was active until his passing. His specialty was pump operations hydraulic 1 and 2, rural water movement, LDH supply, waterus pump services, vehicle rescue technician, EMR. He served as President one year and on the Board of Directors 12 years and Treasurer for 14 consecutive years. He was awarded Fire Fighter of the Year in 1996. 

He was the Bradford Township Zoning Officer and former Code Enforcement Official for 39 years, retiring in 2020.

Jack was a member of the Bradford Jaycees and was a founding member of the Big 30 All-Star Charities Classic. Jack always was there when work had to be done and he took great pride as a member of the painting crew that got Parkway Field ready for the game before the turf was put in. He also was our pre-sale ticket chairman as well as our parliamentarian. Jack’s job on game day was to help sell tickets on Main Street before and during the parade and then he could be found in the money room. He was proud of the fact that the Big 30 was so successful.

Surviving in addition to his wife Sue of 47 years, is one daughter, Christine N. (Ken) DuBois, of Bradford, one sister Linda (George) Ross, of DuBois, two brother-in-laws, Frank Gamble, of Annville, and Tod (Janet) Kervin, of Pittsfield, five nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Kevin M. Carns, who died November 28, 1995, and one sister Beverly Gamble.

Friends are asked to consider social distancing when planning to attend the visitation and funeral. To accommodate this request, family will receive friends on Thursday May 28, 2020, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and again on Friday, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 33 South Ave., Bradford.

Members of the Bradford Township Fire Department will call as a group on Friday, at the funeral home at 6:45 p.m.

Funeral services, for Jack's family and those unable to attend either of the previous days visitations will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department at 368 Interstate Parkway, with the Rev. Raymond Gramata and Rev. Max Simms, co-officiating. The funeral procession with Bradford Township Fire Department escort will proceed to committal services and burial in St. Bernard Cemetery. If you can’t attend this service log in to www.hollenbeckcahill.com to stream live.

Memorial contributions if desired, may be made to the Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 179 Bradford, PA 16701, or Big 30 All-Star Charities Classic PO Box 82, Bradford PA 16701, or the McKean County SPCA, PO Box 113, Bradford, PA 16701. 

Funeral arraignments are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

I am truly sorry for yor loss
— Bob Horovitz

We are holding you in our thoughts & prayers Sue & Christine & Casey. Jack was one of a kind! Just an absolutely super human being, those of us that were able to walk this earth with him have been blessed. One that will always be remembered without a doubt!
— Angela & Robb Shipman

Sue and Christine, It is of Great Sorrow, you have lost a Great Husband and Father. We enjoyed knowing him and working with him throught the years. We will miss him he was a Great Friend and co-worker. Prayers for All.
— Dick and Linda Tyger

Plenty of memories serving with Jack on Big 30. He was one of the guys who I could count on for guidance while serving as President for the last six years. Our condolences to you and your family. Jack will always be in out hearts.
— PAtti and Frank Arlington

Christine & Mrs. Carns, I am so sorry to hear of your dad & husband passing away. I''m always here if you guys ever need anything. R.I.P. Mr. Carns & Kevin. I love & miss you both.
— Elizabeth Edgar

Such a sad loss for so many. Deepest condolences to his family. What a good man.
— Christie Morgan

My Deepest Sympathy to the Carns Family. Jack was a Great Man who touched many lives! He will be missed by all who were privileged to know him. Sincerely, Nancy Fire
— Nancy Fire

All of my heart bleeds for the carns family, some of the fondest memories were working with Jack at the city parks department while on summer leave from school for him and college for us kids. He was a blast to work with. I remember one time him and Bruce went fishing and got stuck after work they had a long night as they were both tired when we came in to work. The jokes and stories told in the garage at Callahan park. Then I would always see him at the Townships meeting as he was coming officer and he would call me by name 29 years later. Us kids who worked at Callahan, loved paint day be both of the bosses Bruce and Jack would be occupied all day and could just goof off all of that day as they were painting. Many good memories of Jack our community lost a great guy. Rest in peace Mr. Carns
— Kerry Roslinski

Sue and Christine, we are all so sadden by Jack''s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He always made people smile. Sue and Ron Bradley
— Sue and Ron Bradley

Sue and Christine, I am so sorry to hear of Jack''s passing. Your stories about him always made me smile, he sounded like he was a real character! Many thoughts and prayers coming your way from Kersey. My heart aches for you both. Love and friendship always,
— Crystal Gornati

I’m so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was such a great neighbor, always so funny, kind and helpful. He was always there to dig us out of the snow. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Christine during this difficult time. May you find peace in all the great memories you have of Jack.
— Tracey Edel Flach

Susie, I was sorry to learn of Jack''s passing. I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and your family.
— David Dresser

Sue...I’m SO very sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. He was one of my absolute favorite guys on the Big 30 Committee. When I was stressed and worried about fielding the teams, he always had something funny or insightful to say to put me at ease. I guess it was because he had been through it so many times but it was so helpful. You’re both amazing people. He will definitely be missed.
— Shawn Llewellyn

Sue, I know I speak for my dad and mom when I say he was a great man! They adored both of you! I will always remember the both of you taking me to the McKean County Fair! It wasn’t the same coming home to visit if you and he were not sitting on your beautiful front porch! You are in my thoughts. Deepest sympathy, Cheri and Mike English
— Cheri Stanford English

Thoughts and prayers and memories.
— Jean Ross

Sue was very sorry to see Jack has passed. He was a great man. Keep your fun and loving memories close so he will always will be with you. God bless. Barb Burgess
— Barb Burgess

Sue, I''m very sorry to hear of Jack''s passing. He was such a nice man. My prayers are with you and your family.
— Suzanne Dittman

Sue, I know I speak for my dad and mom when I say he was a great man! They adored both of you! I will always remember the both of you taking me to the McKean County Fair! It wasn’t the same coming home to visit if you and he were not sitting on your beautiful front porch! You are in my thoughts. Deepest sympathy, Cheri and Mike English
— Cheri Stanford English

So sorry to hear of Jack''s passing. He was a good man and a good friend. God Bless.
— Carl Milks

Dear Sue I am so sorry to learn of Jacks passing. I am so glad I gave him the fireman / dalmatian figurines of my dads, I know he enjoyed them. You were able to make your trip and enjoyed every minute of it. You were blessed to be able to have that time together. I am here if you need anything. Fondly Judy Keenan
— JUDY KEENAN

Sorry to hear of Jack''s passing.
— Kay Hurley

Dear Mr. Carns, I’ve never forgotten how you built my confidence in chess. Never underestimate a teacher’s everlasting impact on a child. Thank you, Your Pupil - 1982-1983
— Celeste Vigliotti

Condolences

  • I am truly sorry for yor loss

    — Bob Horovitz
  • We are holding you in our thoughts & prayers Sue & Christine & Casey. Jack was one of a kind! Just an absolutely super human being, those of us that were able to walk this earth with him have been blessed. One that will always be remembered without a doubt!

    — Angela & Robb Shipman
  • Sue and Christine, It is of Great Sorrow, you have lost a Great Husband and Father. We enjoyed knowing him and working with him throught the years. We will miss him he was a Great Friend and co-worker. Prayers for All.

    — Dick and Linda Tyger
  • Plenty of memories serving with Jack on Big 30. He was one of the guys who I could count on for guidance while serving as President for the last six years. Our condolences to you and your family. Jack will always be in out hearts.

    — PAtti and Frank Arlington
  • Christine & Mrs. Carns, I am so sorry to hear of your dad & husband passing away. I''m always here if you guys ever need anything. R.I.P. Mr. Carns & Kevin. I love & miss you both.

    — Elizabeth Edgar