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Albert Franklin "AL" Kerl
Birth: Sep. 27, 1913
Death: Nov. 1, 2007

My grandfather

If I Knew If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute or two to stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming you would KNOW I do .

If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, well, I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything right.

There will always be another day to say our "I love you's." And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do's?"

But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike. And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight. So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug or a kiss, and you were too busy to grant someone what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear That you love them very much and you'll always hold them dear. Take time to say "I'm sorry," "Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay." And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today.
Author Unknown


Al was born in Buffalo,New York, one of 11 children born to Joseph and Mary Kerl. He spent his early years in the Cheektowaga area of Erie County.

On November 7TH, 1936 he married Ruth Shoemaker (my grandmother)

He is preceeded in death by his wife Ruth in 2001, and six siblings. He is survived by two daughters, two sons in law 5 grandchildren and their spouces and 10 great grandchildren and one step great grandchild. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ruth Marie Shoemaker Kerl (1917 - 2001)
 
 Children:
  Judith Mary Kerl Stauch (1940 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Tonawanda
Erie County
New York, USA
Plot: St Zachary's Garden 36B
 
Created by: Beth
Record added: Nov 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22689969
Albert Franklin AL Kerl
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Albert Franklin AL Kerl
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Albert Franklin AL Kerl
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