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Obituaries

November 13, 2013

Herbert J. Kessler

JOHNSTOWN — KESSLER – Herbert J., 87, formerly of Palm Avenue, died Nov. 13, 2013 , at McCullough House, Johnstown. Born March 24, 1926, in Johnstown, son of Joseph and Agnes (Boxler) Kessler. Preceded in death by parents; wife, S. Carolyn Kessler; infant son, Andrew; son, Mark J. Kessler; daughter-in-law, Judy (Clark) Kessler; siblings, Bernard Kessler and Mary Eckenrod; sister, Margaret, and brother-in-law, George Hanley; Joseph Kessler; sister, Leona, and brother-in-law, Walter Jones. Survived by wife of 20 years, the former Eva Stahr-Kessler; children, Catherine, Daniel (Linda), Eugene (Marlene), David (Chris), Paul (Sally) James (Carol), Margaret (Raymond Benza), Robert (Laurie), Mary (Joseph Frankhauser), Karen (Michael Blaisdell), James Stahr (Debbie), Richard Scott Stahr (Cyndi), Mary (Walter Christ Jr.), Margaret Stahr, Denise (Jeffery Moore) Stephen Stahr (Jeanette) and Timothy Stahr; 36 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Agnes Urbasik; sisters-in-law, Rosemarie Weinzierl, Leona Bodenchatz, Mary Jo Kessler and Adeline Kessler; and brother-in-law, Tom Plummer. He graduated from Johnstown Catholic High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Herbert retired from the U.S. Post Office after 33 years of service. He also worked at Roseland bingo for many years. He was a devoted member and volunteer at St. Gregory Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Father Robert L. Ruston. Friends received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Frank Duca Funeral Home, Westmont Chapel, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the McCullough House Van Fund, 500 Cheney Oaks Drive, Johnstown, Pa. 15905. Condolences may be sent through www.ducafuneralhome.

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