Douglas Alan Kern passed away unexpectedly in his sleep, August 12, 2022 at his home in Bristol Connecticut. Born in Washington DC on July 1, 1974, he was only 48 years old. He called Manassas, Virginia home.
After graduating Virginia Tech in 1996 with a degree in Accounting he worked briefly at Travelers Insurance. He then went on to become a Statistics Analyst at ESPN where his love of sports grew and flourished into his passion for baseball. A goal to visit any and all major/minor league parks was always in view. Statistics. No one knew more, as most in baseball would attest to. Doug decided to leave ESPN but continued his work in sports by freelancing and blogging before settling most recently with Jackson Hewitt Tax Service in West Hartford.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda J. Kern (Stephens). Survivors include his father James F. Kern and step-mother Bobbie of Lawrenceville, Ga. Aunt Connie Kotula and husband Jack of Rehoboth Beach Del. His extended family, Paul Bream, wife Crystal and their two children of Suwanee, Ga; Bobbie Andrews and two nephews of Loganville, Ga.; Calvin, Kevin, Karl, Kent and Karen Bream and families of Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Due to the fact that Doug had numerous friends and sports acquaintances across the country it has been decided to have a virtual memorial service. A date will be announced.