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plastic fabrication executive

Joseph Kershaw, American plastic fabrication executive. Recipient Distinguished Service award, named Outstanding Young Man of Year, Chester Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1961. Member advisory board Salvation Army, Chester, 1958-1959; member Citizens Council for Urban Renewal, Chester. Served to sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1945-1947.

Background

Kershaw, Joseph was born on June 29, 1927 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edwin Lees and Eva A. (Gabler) Kershaw.

Education

Certified of proficiency in accounting, University Pennsylvania Wharton Evening School of Accounts and Finance, 1955.

Career

With Medford's Inc., Chester, Pennsylvania, 1947-1966, office manager, 1953-1956, purchasing agent, 1956-1966. Purchasing manager Schluderberg-Kurdle Company, Inc., Baltimore, 1966-1974, vice president purchasing, 1974-1977, executive vice president, 1977-1981, president, 1981-1984, executive vice president, chief operating officer, 1984-1985, vice president, general manager, 1985-1986. President Storage Plus Inc., 1986-1988.

Vice president Food Associates Inc., 1986-1988, Chapman Specialties Inc., since 1989.

Membership

Member advisory board Salvation Army, Chester, 1958-1959. Member Citizens Council for Urban Renewal, Chester. Served to sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1945-1947.

Connections

Married Ruth Mary Finlayson, September 10, 1949. Children: Nancy Jo, Joan E., Sharon R., Pamela A., Kristine W.

father:
Edwin Lees Kershaw

mother:
Eva A. (Gabler) Kershaw

spouse:
Ruth Mary Finlayson

child:
Nancy Jo Kershaw

child:
Joan E. Kershaw

child:
Sharon R. Kershaw

child:
Pamela A. Kershaw

child:
Kristine W. Kershaw