Mr. Joseph Kerker

  • Born: September 27, 1951
  • Died: December 29, 2018
  • Location: New Rochelle, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joseph Kerker died unexpectedly on Saturday December 29, 2018. He was 67. Born September 27, 1951 in Manhattan, NY.

Joe was raised in Pelham, graduating from Pelham High School in 1969. An avid hunter for years he enjoyed visiting his property in upstate NY. Before his health effected his day to day life Joe drove a Taxi in NYC. His sister will always cherish his great sense of humor regardless of life's challenges and his friends described him as a "true blue friend to all". Many would know Joe as a long time "Friend of Bill" where he grew and fostered those true blue relationships.

He was predeceased in life by his father Joseph and mother Mary. He leaves behind his beloved sister Mary Kerker of Colorado. At Mary's request please share this obituary on Facebook so his friends may find out and please feel free to find her on Facebook and send her a tribute about Joe.

A celebration of life will take place on Thursday January 3, 2019 at The Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham NY 10803 from 10:00 to 11:00AM only. Interment will be private.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Joey was a good friend of mine and even sold me his volkswagen beetle.
We would often meet at a bar on fifth avenue for a few beers.
Always, a welcoming and happy personality.
See you later, Joey..

Love, tom meehan

Posted by thomas meehan - newburgh, NY - Friend   March 11, 2019

I was absolutely saddened to hear of Joey's passing. He was a great guy and I'll always remember the many times he made us me laugh. He was a long time neighbor since the Kirker family moved to River Avenue. As I got older and able to own a car his Dad would always volunteer to help me change, brakes, shocks, etc for whatever I needed to save me(the kid down the block) money.

Posted by Thomas Fitzpatrick - West Nyack, NY - Friend   January 03, 2019

St. Catharine's '65 PMHS '69 a great guy and good friend!!
Todd Zuzulo, Pelham NY

Posted by Todd Zuzulo - pelham, NY - Friend   January 03, 2019

Joe was one of my first friends. We kept in touch by phone a few times a year, and Joe always sent me holiday cards. My mother and his father grew up together in Pelham. Joe was a loyal and true friend.

Posted by Jim Turvin - Reno, NV - Friend   January 02, 2019


Joey and family were long term friends and neighbors on River Ave. We will always have many, many fond memories of Joey he will be dearly missed.

Posted by Bill Gilbert & Family - Lake Bomoseen, VT, VT - Friend   January 02, 2019

Joey and his family were long time friends and neighbors on River Avenue. Many, many fond memories of Joey. We will all miss him so much.

Posted by Bill Gilbert & Family - Lake Bomoseen Vermont, VT - Friend   January 02, 2019

Joey, my Dad loved your Dad. He was always smiling, laughing and willing to help. You were just like your Dad. I never saw you not smiling no matter how mad I would have been, if I was in your shoes.. You will be missed.

Posted by Allan White - Alexandria, VA - Friend   January 01, 2019

He had just friended me a few weeks ago on FB. I had no idea of his poor health. I'm glad I at least got to speak to him via FB, but will remember him as my friend on River Ave. I knew him for many years. God bless him and my he rest in peace. His friend,...Rink

Posted by Rink Amato (Smith) - Brevard, NC - Friend   January 01, 2019


Joe was a great friend. We kept in touch with holiday cards and phone calls

Posted by Ed and cheryl Murray - Mamaroneck, NY   January 01, 2019

So Sorry for this tragic loss! Joe was a great friend. We had many good times back in the day. I just recently connected with him again and we were going to get together one day.

Posted by Ed Heinzinger - Mahopac, NY - Friend   December 31, 2018

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Joe's 1969 PMHS yearbook photograph