Kerry passed away unexpectedly on November 14, 2017.
Kerry volunteered to be on the District board back in 1999. He served as a faithful member for several years and then accepted the position of chairman back in 2002. Throughout the years, Kerry has been a true steward of conservation, both in his own work as a consulting forester and as a representative for the District.
He was a mentor and friend to District staff. As employees, we could not have asked for a better or more supportive supervisor. Though busy with the demands of family life and his own business, Mt. Hunger Forestry, he was always available to listen and advise and ready to pitch in and help when he was needed.
Kerry had a wealth of conservation knowledge and experience which served the board and the District in many endeavors. He truly cared about the land and the people of Somerset County. For so many years, he lead the way for the District to provide assistance to local landowners, helping them work their land using best management practices to sustain and protect our natural resources. He was quick to endorse and facilitate a wide variety of conservation projects undertaken by District staff.
Kerry always brought his all to District activities, and not one meeting went by when we didn’t all share a laugh over one of his humorous stories or comments.
We as District Staff and board members will never forget our friend, mentor and colleague. Kerry will be sadly missed.