First Responders 12

Paul "Gabagaman" Kermode

December 18, 1950 ~ June 10, 2021 (age 70)

Obituary Image


Paul "Gabagaman" Kermode, 70, of Mt. Holly passed away on June 10, 2021 at his residence.  He was born in Newark, NJ on December 18, 1950 to the late Frederick and Murel Ehmann Kermode.  Paul was a retired U.S. Army Veteran serving in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) operator.  He loved his country and his favorite holiday was the 4th of July.  Paul loved to shoot guns and reload his shells himself.  He was also a Range Safety Officer at Elite Training Academy and an Assistant Teacher of middle school.  His grandchildren called him "Gabagaman."

Survivors include his wife, Janice Kermode; children, Scott Kermode, Jacquelyn Kermode and husband Jacob Rayfield, Jessica Kermode, and Kristin Depinto and husband Rick; and 7 grandchildren, Jullian, Ashton, Jackson, Dakota, Angelo, Marco, and Mia.

A family gathering will be held Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services, Mt. Holly. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project by clicking on the donations tab above.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Paul "Gabagaman" Kermode, please visit our floral store.


Gathering of Family and Friends
June 19, 2021

3:00 PM
Benson Funeral & Cremation Services
101 Oak Grove St.
Mt. Holly, NC 28120


Wounded Warrior Project
7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville FL 32256
Tel: 1-877-832-6997

© 2021 Benson Funeral & Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy