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  • Funeral set for Jackson Township man who responded to fake Craigslist ad

  • The funeral service is Tuesday for Timothy J. Kern, who was found dead Nov. 25 in Summit County after answering a fake Cragslist job ad last month.

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  • Funeral services will be Tuesday for a former Jackson Township man found dead after answering a fake Craigslist job ad last month.
    Timothy J. Kern, 47, was found dead Nov. 25 in Summit County.
    He formerly worked for Sadie Renee’s bar and Domino’s Pizza of Canal Fulton and was most recently employed by Speedway in Massillon, according to an obituary posted on Heitger Funeral Home’s website at www.heitger.com.
    “He was a dedicated coach with Holly Hills Baseball Association and other Plain Local Baseball Organizations. He had a great love of music and enjoyed playing the drums in several local bands. He will be remembered for his talent as a sound technician,” the obituary.
    Kern is survived by three sons Joshua Kern of Massillon, Zachary Kern and Nicholas Kern of Plain Township, parents Jack and Ellen Kern of Jackson Township, sisters Beckie Jeffrey of Indianapolis and Barb Daily of Massillon.
    Visitation will be one hour before the 6:30 p.m. service at Heitger’s Jackson Chapel at 5850 Wales Ave. NW.
    A Celebration of Life wake will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec.11 at Sadie Renee’s, 7200 Whipple Ave. NW.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Tim Kern Benevolent Fund, c/o any FirstMerit Bank, or can be mailed to FirstMerit Bank, Attn: Kayla Remark, 5594 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon, OH, 44646.
    Kern died from gunshots and his death has been ruled a homicide. He was last seen Nov. 13 after telling family members he had accepted a job from a listing on Craigslist.
    No one has been charged with Kern’s death but two suspects are in custody in several other deaths tied to the Craigslist ad scheme. Two bodies have been recovered from Noble County, where the fake ad offered work on a non-existent 680-acre farm. A third victim escaped and alerted authorities.

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