Ronald D. Kessel

Ronald D. Kessel, 79, of Leonard Run, Limestone, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.

Born December 13, 1941 in Olean, he was a son of the late Marvin B. and Edyth E. (Pfouts) Kessel. He was a 1963 graduate of Limestone High School.

On July 10, 1962, he enlisted in the United States Army. He served 11 months in Vietnam. He was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and honorably discharged on July 9, 1965. He remained in the reserves until July 9, 1968.

On December 21, 1963 in the Limestone United Methodist Church, he married Victoria C. (Marvin) Kessel, who died June 7, 2005.

Ron worked for many years at Graham Packaging and retired in 2003. While retired he worked at Walmart, and later as a security guard at Zippo and Bradford Regional Medical Center.

He was a member of the Limestone United Methodist Church, a life member of the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department, and the Limestone American Legion.

Surviving is one daughter, Shana (Charles) Doner, of Salamanca, one son Pastor Dr. Eric (Sharon) Kessel, of Bradford, four grandchildren, E. Blain (Megan Burkhard) Kessel, Angela Kessel, Dakota Colts, and Jaissee Mohr, two sisters, Barbara (Don) Scacchi of Limestone, and Sherry (Mike) Sutherland of Derrick City, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers, infant Stephen Kessel and Dennis Kessel, and Jeff Kessel.

Funeral services will be held at a later time in May and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department or a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Eric and family, Was so sorry to see this. Ronnie was always so kind whenever I saw him. Covering all of you in prayer.
— Marta

Sending condolances Dennie was in the service with me and best friend. Still keep in touch with Cynthia
— David Richards

With Heartfelt Sympathy: Praying the Lord will fill you with His peace that passes all understanding and surround you with the love of family and friends.
— Clifford and Beverly Dixon

My sincere condolences for the loss of your father, Shana and Eric. He was a great guy. Prayers for comfort for you guys and the rest of his family and friends. RIP, Ron.
— Danny Dixon

I''m so sorry for your loss. Ron was such a nice man and it was always a pleasure to see and chat with him.
— Anne Holliday

Please accept our deepest sympathies.. Ron was a great guy and we loved him. God Bless you Ron!
— Fay and Carrie

I am so sorry for loss. My thought''s and prayer''s are with you and your family
— Dawn D Tarr

so very sorry for your loss. i have a lot of fond memories of uncle ronnie from when i was a kid
— james l baldwin

Oh Shana and Eric.....so sorry for your loss...I always loved your Dad.
— Sandy Tully

Eric, Sharon, Blain and Angela, Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. We are so sorry for your loss.
— John and Debbie Place

Condolences

  • Eric and family, Was so sorry to see this. Ronnie was always so kind whenever I saw him. Covering all of you in prayer.

    — Marta
  • Sending condolances Dennie was in the service with me and best friend. Still keep in touch with Cynthia

    — David Richards
  • With Heartfelt Sympathy: Praying the Lord will fill you with His peace that passes all understanding and surround you with the love of family and friends.

    — Clifford and Beverly Dixon
  • My sincere condolences for the loss of your father, Shana and Eric. He was a great guy. Prayers for comfort for you guys and the rest of his family and friends. RIP, Ron.

    — Danny Dixon
  • I''m so sorry for your loss. Ron was such a nice man and it was always a pleasure to see and chat with him.

    — Anne Holliday