Ann Olson Kessel

Ann Olson Kessel, 80, of Bradford and Satellite Beach, FL passed away, Friday, September 6, 2019 at Health First Hospital in Melbourne, FL, surrounded by her husband and children.

Born June 18, 1939 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Anders Hilding and Karin (Hansson) Olson. She was a 1957 graduate of Bradford High School. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University and worked in the lab at Warren State Hospital.  

On January 10, 1959 in Bradford, she married Richard Kessel who survives.

Ann was the Secretary/Treasurer for Kessel Construction, Inc. for 40+ years. 

She was a member of Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church and church choir, Bradford Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and Hospital Foundation, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Advisory Board and Arts Council and was a key volunteer with the March of Dimes, Valley Hunt Club, Pennhills Club and the restoration project of the Main St. Movie House.  She was a recipient of the YWCA’s Distinguished Woman Leader of the Year.

Surviving in addition to her husband Richard of 60 years, is one daughter, Kristin (Timothy) Asinger, of Bradford, three sons, William (Leslie) Kessel, of Cranberry Twp., Paul (Rose) Kessel, of Bradford and Timothy (Lynn) Kessel of Oak Ridge, NC, 12 grandchildren, Emily Kessel, Matthew Kessel, Claire Kessel, Gregory Kessel, Stephanie (Chris) Kessel-Pleczkowski, Yuriy Ostapyak, Maxwell Asinger, Patrick Asinger, Jackson Kessel, Nolan Kessel, Garrett Kessel and Anna Kessel, one great grandchild, one brother-in-law, Alan (Gerri) Kessel, of Matthews, NC, one sister-in-law, Martha (Robert) Wilcox, of Albemarle NC, one niece, three nephews, and her special cousin Karen (Lars) Olsson of Mt. Jewett who was always like a sister to Ann, several cousins in the US and in Sweden, grand-pets, great-grand-pets.  She also helped fill the capacity of mother and sister to many.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anders Hilding Olson and Karin Olson.

Family will receive friends on Friday September 13, 2019, from 3-5pm and 7-9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Avenue, and again on Saturday, from 10:00am to 11:00am in the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 11:00am funeral services will be held with with Rev. Thomas Pierotti, Pastor, officiating, followed by committal services and burial in Willow Dale Cemetery.

Memorials contributions if desired, may be donated to the Bradford Educational Fund for the Ann and Dick Kessel Scholarship through the Office of Institutional Advancement, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA 16701, or an organization of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

 

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

I’m so sorry to hear about Ann’s passing. She was such a friendly and kind woman. Her kindness and smile will be always remembered. Rest In Peace Ann.
— Xiyi (Ivy) Li

Bill, so sorry for you loss. My mother spoke fondly of your mother. She enjoyed working for your family. May Gods love surround you and your family. May memories of happier times help you through this time of grief.
— Mary Jo Cline Szewczyk

Prayers to the family of Ann at this time of loss. She made special memories with each of you that will help you get through this time in your lives. Rejoice in knowing that one day you will all meet again! Peace and love to you all.
— Barry & Donna Sauers

To Dick Kessel and the entire Kessel Family: We are deeply saddened by the death of Ann. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ann exemplified the Full Circle of Life with a dedication to Faith…Family…and Friends. She lived her Life with Gratitude and was Grateful for all that her and Dick accomplished in their Life together, and they shared their many Blessing in so many ways. We could go on and on about Ann about the Leader she was, and the examples and comfort she provide to so many. She has now received Our Savior’s Greatest Gift…and is most likely at the Head Table in Heaven for All Eternity.
— David & Ann DeDionisio (Portland, Oregon)

Ann was one of the most loving and kind people I have ever met. She loved her family above everything, worshiped God and worked for those who had less than she. Ann will be missed by all who knew her. We will meet again in Heaven.
— Mischel Ostovich

Our deepest condolences to her family. Greg and I have many memories of her, including when she taught us to sing Children of the Heavenly Father in Swedish.
— Rachel and Greg Foreman

I was saddened to hear of your mothers passing. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. May you celebrate her life and the kindred soul that she was. She will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Ann
— Mary Anne Neil

Dick and family, we are praying for you all. If there is any way we can be a blessing, please let us know. Love to you all. Ron, Eric, Shana and families.
— Eric Kessel

Kristen, Tim, Max and Patrick, I am saddened to hear of Ann’s passing. I am sure her memory will live on in your hearts. My prayers to each of you and your family.
— Candy Smith

To the whole Kessel family, I am deeply sorry for the passing of Ann. She was such a kind, loving and caring person. Her goodness will live on in all of you.
— Michelle Cunningham

Many happy memories from our many years at the Valley Hunt Club. We were a family. So thankful to have recently visited with her. Love to all
— Marianne Patton Gruzlewski

What a wonderful, thankless woman who was always there for our family and all the great folks of Bradford when in need ...
— Peter McVay

Kristen, Tim, and family, Positive thoughts, prayers, and ((((hugs)))) I know that you were close, loved, and this is a rough time. I truely miss all of you, and others...wish I could be there. Love You, Mary Ann Asinger-Pea
— Mary Ann Asinger-Pea

Tim, I''m so very sorry for your loss. I only meant your Mom once, but she was so kind. She and your father were so good to my brother. My prayer''s to you and your family during this difficult time. -Nora
— Nora Buterbaugh (Duffy)

I am so very sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. She was a lovely lady and a great friend to my mother Ruby Carter.so very sorry for your family’s great loss. She will be greatly missed.
— Terri Anne Cline Schrubb

So very sorry to hear about Ann. Since I am recovering from surgery, am unable to attend.
— Barbara Kessel Scacchi

Kristen, So sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your mother well, but I have spoken to her. She was very warm and friendly.
— Kay Hurley

Condolences

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Ann’s passing. She was such a friendly and kind woman. Her kindness and smile will be always remembered. Rest In Peace Ann.

    — Xiyi (Ivy) Li
  • Bill, so sorry for you loss. My mother spoke fondly of your mother. She enjoyed working for your family. May Gods love surround you and your family. May memories of happier times help you through this time of grief.

    — Mary Jo Cline Szewczyk
  • Prayers to the family of Ann at this time of loss. She made special memories with each of you that will help you get through this time in your lives. Rejoice in knowing that one day you will all meet again! Peace and love to you all.

    — Barry & Donna Sauers
  • To Dick Kessel and the entire Kessel Family: We are deeply saddened by the death of Ann. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ann exemplified the Full Circle of Life with a dedication to Faith…Family…and Friends. She lived her Life with Gratitude and was Grateful for all that her and Dick accomplished in their Life together, and they shared their many Blessing in so many ways. We could go on and on about Ann about the Leader she was, and the examples and comfort she provide to so many. She has now received Our Savior’s Greatest Gift…and is most likely at the Head Table in Heaven for All Eternity.

    — David & Ann DeDionisio (Portland, Oregon)
  • Ann was one of the most loving and kind people I have ever met. She loved her family above everything, worshiped God and worked for those who had less than she. Ann will be missed by all who knew her. We will meet again in Heaven.

    — Mischel Ostovich