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Celebrating the life of
DeWitte Talmadge "Tal" Kersh, Jr.
June 01, 1930 - November 18, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church
  • 3 West Ridge Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31411

  • 598-7242

Sharon.....My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann Shackford, Johnston, RI

Dear Sharon, My sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Tal, I have such fond memories of you both at so many activities years ago. you and Tal were a great couple Bernice Salzberg

150 Great Road, North Smithfield. , RI

Our condolences. It was a pleasure having him on the RI Bar Foundation board. Our thoughts are with Sharon and the family

Joseph &Geraldine Roszkowski , Cumberland , Ri

Dear Sharon, I was so sorry to read of Tal’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy and condolences. May your memories of him bring you comfort during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.

Pat Connors , Cranston , RI

I was grieved to learn of Tal’s passing. Our families enjoyed Waterville Valley so much. The opportunities Tal and I had to work together professionally were most rewarding. May the Lord comfort Sharon and all of Tal’s loved ones.

Avram Cohen, Providence Ri 02906,

Dear Sharon, So sorry to hear of the loss of Tal. I think of you so often and remember the wonderful times together with the GPBOR! I hope you are doing well and that you will cherish the memories you have had with your dear husband Tal . With love and prayers, Pam Anderson

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Sharon, We are so sorry to hear of Tal’s death. Our condolences to you and your family. Know that our hearts and prayers are with you. With sincere sympathy, Donna and Dan

Donna and Dan Hanlon, Savannah, GA

DeWitte Talmadge "Tal” Kersh Jr. died on November 18, 2019 under the care of Hospice Savannah. He was born in 1930 in Gallion, Ohio and lived in Providence, RI and Waterville Valley, NH for most of his adult life before moving to The Landings on Skidway Island, GA. He served two years as a Naval Lieutenant during the Korean War and was active in the Naval Reserve where he achieved the rank of full of Full Commander.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University followed by a J.D Degree at Cornell Law School. He was a member of the RI and NH Bars. He served on the Bar Association's Executive Committee, Rhode Island Bar Association Foundation. He was a senior member of the Rhode Island Inns of the Court, Chairman of The Family Court Bench and Bar and Fellow, American Matrimonial Lawyers Association, He held a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Boston University ,was a member of the American Arbitration Society, and part time professor at Roger Williams School of Law. He practiced law for 45 years and was a Partner at Tillinghast, Collins and Graham in Providence, RI.

His volunteer activities included Chairman of the Advisory Board Salvation Army. President, Greater Providence Rotary Club. Chairman, Rotary Charity Foundation. He was a Board member of the First Unitarian Church in Providence. He was President of the Turks Head Club, the Cornell Club and Chairman of the Board of Selectman of Waterville Valley for six years and also chaired the Planning Board and Zoning Board.

He was an avid skier in Waterville Valley, in Europe, the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia and throughout the U.S. He was a poor but determined golfer. He and his wife travelled worldwide to scuba dive.

He is predeceased by his daughter, Kristen. He is survived by his wife, Sharon R Kersh of Waterville Valley, NH and Savannah, GA; a son, Dewitte Talmadge Kersh Ill of New York City, NY; a daughter, Sarah Kersh Veitch of Alta Dena, CA; his stepdaughters, Sloane D. Pilgrim and Brook D.  Rowan both of RI; his sister, Diana Miller of Roanoke, VA. He is survived by 12 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held December 14 at 11 AM at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 4 Ridge Road, Skidaway Island. A reception will follow.

Remembrances may be made to Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Office of Development, Attn: Rachel Flannery, P.O. Box 27106 NY, NY 100087.

 

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Sharon.....My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann Shackford, Johnston, RI

Dear Sharon, My sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Tal, I have such fond memories of you both at so many activities years ago. you and Tal were a great couple Bernice Salzberg

150 Great Road, North Smithfield. , RI

Our condolences. It was a pleasure having him on the RI Bar Foundation board. Our thoughts are with Sharon and the family

Joseph &Geraldine Roszkowski , Cumberland , Ri

Dear Sharon, I was so sorry to read of Tal’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy and condolences. May your memories of him bring you comfort during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace.

Pat Connors , Cranston , RI

I was grieved to learn of Tal’s passing. Our families enjoyed Waterville Valley so much. The opportunities Tal and I had to work together professionally were most rewarding. May the Lord comfort Sharon and all of Tal’s loved ones.

Avram Cohen, Providence Ri 02906,

Dear Sharon, So sorry to hear of the loss of Tal. I think of you so often and remember the wonderful times together with the GPBOR! I hope you are doing well and that you will cherish the memories you have had with your dear husband Tal . With love and prayers, Pam Anderson

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Sharon, We are so sorry to hear of Tal’s death. Our condolences to you and your family. Know that our hearts and prayers are with you. With sincere sympathy, Donna and Dan

Donna and Dan Hanlon, Savannah, GA


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