OBITUARIES

Ammon Warner Kersteter  I am a Veteran.
March 21, 1925 - September 14, 2017

AMMON WARNER KERSTETER, BORN MARCH 21, 1925 IN PLEASANT GAP, PA. DIED SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 IN GAUTIER, MS.
HE WAS PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, HAROLD AND MARGARET BOTTORF KERSTETER, SISTER, WINONA FELLOWS, SON, STEPHEN KERSTETER, SON-IN-LAW, ROBERT CONNER AND STEP-SON, PATRIC UPTON, STEP GRANDSON, TIMOTHY UPTON.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVING WIFE OF 40 YEARS, PATRICIA UPTON KERSTETER, 3 CHILDREN, MICHAEL (PATSY) AND SCOTT (CATHY) KERSTETER, DAUGHTER, CATHY CONNER; STEP CHILDREN RANDALL CARLSON (PAMELA), AND TANYA CARLSON SHEPHERD (DANIEL); 8 GRANDCHILDREN & 6 STEP GRANDCHILDREN, 6 GREAT GRAND CHILDREN and 4 STEP GREAT GRAND CHILDREN.

HE GRADUATED FROM PENN STATE IN STATE COLLEGE, PA, SERVED IN THE US ARMY DURING WW II AND WORKED IN SHIPBUILDING DURING MOST OF HIS CAREER; EXECUTIVE VP, EQUITABLE SHIPYARD IN NEW ORLEANS; PRESIDENT, BURTON SHIPYARD IN PORT ARTHUR, PRESIDENT, INGALLS SHIPYARD, DECATUR, ALA; PLANT MANAGER STRUCTURAL STEEL DIV. TRINITY INDUSTRIES IN VIRGINIA AND FORT WORTH,TX; RETIRING FROM TRINITY INDUSTRIES.

HE LOVED GOLF AND PLAYED REGULARLY UNTIL HE WAS 87 WHEN HIS ALZEHEIMER'S MADE IT DIFFICULT TO CONCENTRATE; HIS OTHER PASSION WAS WOODWORKING AND HE MADE MANY BEAUTIFUL PIECES OF FURNITURE FOR HIS WIFE, CHILDREN AND FRIENDS.

IN HIS FINAL MONTHS HE WAS CARED FOR BY LATANYA RICHARDSON AND HOSPICE OF LIGHT.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE SATURDAY, OCT. 21, 2017, AT 2:00PM AT O'BRYANT-O'KEEFE FUNERAL HOME IN PASCAGOULA. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 1:00-2:00PM.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, YOU MAY DONATE TO THE ALZEHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION OR HOSPICE OF LIGHT. THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE MAY EXPRESS THEIR CONDOLENCES ONLINE AT www.obryantokeefe.com.