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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 4, April 2013, Posted On: 3/23/2013


Jack Kerner, Music And Games Pioneer And Former AMOA President, Dies At 84; Headed Melo-Tone


Nick Montano
Nick@vendingtimes.net
TAGS: TAGS: Jack Kerner obituary, Jack D. Kerner, Melo-Tone Vending, Somerville MA, coin-operated industries, cigarette vending, Amusement and Music Operators Association, AMOA president, jukebox, amusement business, vending operator

Jack Kerner, AMOA president, coin machine FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- Jack D. Kerner, who led Melo-Tone Vending (Somerville, MA), died here at age 84.

Kerner attained fame as an outspoken and articulate proponent and defender of the coin-operated industries, and an innovator unafraid of trying new things. Long active in industry affairs, he served as president of the Amusement and Music Operators Association in 1990.

He is survived by wife Shirley, daughters Ellen (Vara) and Terri (Levine), son James, and 10 grandchildren.

Charitable contributions in his memory may be made to the Genitourinary Cancer Research Fund, i/c Dr. Dror Michaelson, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St., Yawkey 7E, Boston, MA 02114.


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