Lamarr Clair Kessler

Member_155850[1]Lamarr Clair Kessler, 84, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his daughter’s home.

Born March 6, 1931, in Sandy Township, PA, he was the son of the late Clair and Margaret “Peg” (Heatley) Kessler.

Lamarr married Phyllis Shilling Kessler on November 12, 1950, in DuBois, PA. She preceded him in death on June 11, 2015.

Lamarr graduated from Sandy High School in 1949. He worked at the Brockway Glass Company for 36 years, retiring in 1990.

He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in DuBois. He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates, especially Andrew McCutchen. Prior to his illness, he enjoyed playing the slots in Salamanca, Atlantic City, and Las Vegas. He was very proud of his four grandchildren, telling everyone of their accomplishments.

Lamarr is survived by two children, Marcia D. Hedges of DuBois and Dennis L. (Luann) Kessler of Burlington, MA; four grandchildren, Meghan and Ryan Hedges, and Katelyn and Jonathan Kessler; a sister, Nancy (Lee) Myers of DuBois; a sister-in-law, Connie (Frank) Hughes of Lebanon, PA, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his two “special kids”, Kolby and Kali Franklin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers, Howard (infant), Gerald and Willis “Curly”, and a niece, Tammy (Hughes) Johnson.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 16 Denton Ave., DuBois, PA 15801 or to Penn Highlands Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday, December 22nd from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, December 23rd from 10-11 a.m. at Adamson Funeral Chapel, Inc. in DuBois.

A funeral service will follow the visitation on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Kelley Schanely and Father Richard Seifer officiating.

Interment will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park in Reynoldsville.

To send condolences online, visit adamsonfuneral.com.


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