Mary Lyn Kerwin Lisner

Mary Lyn Kerwin Lisner
04/12/1928 - 02/18/2024

Mary Lyn Kerwin Lisner, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, February 18, 2024, at the age of 95. Mary Lyn, better known as Lyn was a long time resident of Short Hills, NJ and was predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Lee, who passed in 2018.  Lyn and Lee were married for 60 years and raised three children in Short Hills.  A devoted wife and mother, who was always there “in a heart beat” for her family and friends.  Her deep faith, positive spirit and happy outlook on life are where her strength lay.

Lyn was born on April 12, 1928, in New Bedford, Massachusetts and grew up in Ashville, North Carolina. She attended Genevieve of the Pines, Ashville and Chevy Chase Junior College. She met Lee on a blind date and was married shortly after on May 2, 1959.

Lyn was full of energy and loved to keep busy. She returned to work in the early 70’s taking a job with The Summit Herald newspaper in advertising. She also convinced the editor of the Item of Millburn and Short Hills they needed a column about the upcoming events, new and noteworthy news, and tid-bids of interest regarding the town.  She named her column, “The Business Whirl About Town”. Lyn also worked for Fairleigh Dickenson’s History Department Chair then moved to work for St Elizabeth’s Food and Nutrition Department Chair.

Lyn loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She kept track of her family’s history and took much pride in keeping scrapbooks and photo albums.  She loved to clip and save or pass on relevant articles, quotes and stories to her children.

Lyn was a parishioner at St Rose of Lima, Short Hills, NJ.  She was a member of the Short Hills Club and The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills. Lyn donated her time volunteering for charities and organizations such as being a docent at the Modern Museum of Art in New York City and, a favorite, a Brownie Troop leader.

Lyn leaves behind three children, Amie Kaiser of Rockford, Il; Peter Lisner of Lee’s Summit, Mo; Lydia Lisner of Richmond, Va; and five grandchildren.

Funeral Home:
Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home
Memorial Gifts:
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Lyn’s memory to the Millburn-Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad, 188 Glen Ave, Millburn, NJ 07041.
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