It is with unspeakable sadness and regret that we share this absolutely heartbreaking news. Our dear friend and colleague, Triphammer Wines and Spirits Store Manager Karl Kernan and his family, suffered a tragic loss on Tuesday, February 4th 2020. The Kernan home caught fire. The home was destroyed and all belongings were lost, but tragically worse was the loss of their dear 20 year old daughter Katyln and 2 year old grandson Duane.
Karl has been with the Triphammer Wines and Spirits family for well over 15 years, and is an integral part of our store. Karl has shown great dedication and support to all of us through the years, as has his family. His wife Liv and children have shown up throughout the years to pitch in when extra hands were needed. We of course will continue to do the same.
Reliable and dependable, Karl is also very much a part of our customer’s lives. So many members of our community here have grown to know and respect him. Always willing to help, always willing to do a favor, we now ask for you to consider doing what you can in return. A GoFundMe page has been set up by a family friend, and we are suggesting all donations go here. Please consider contributing to the Kernan family in this time of great need and suffering.
Donations can also be made at Chemung Canal Trust Company into the Kernan Family Memorial Fund.