Jack Kerchman, 86, a longtime Rockaway resident, died on June 20 in North Miami Beach after a long illness.
Kerchman was a teacher at Far Rockaway High School for 35 years and served as a football and baseball coach. He is a graduate of Syracuse University and received his master's degree from Columbia University. He also served in the U.S Army Air Corp during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; daughters, Karen and Barbara; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and countless friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Eternal Light Chapel, North Miami Beach, Florida. Interment remained private.