With great sadness, we write to inform you of the passing on December 9 of Stephen D. Kessler, husband of Donna Anderson, father of Hannah Kessler (Adam Lombardi) and Sarah (Zach) Masa-Myers, and brother of Kenneth Kessler.
Steve was an active member of the Jewish community in which he read Torah, blew Shofar, served on the Chevra Kadisha, and delivered Meals on Wheels.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Naomi Kessler.
The funeral will begin at Beth Israel Center on Monday, December 13 at 1:00 pm. This part of the funeral will be livestreamed in two places:
To attend in person, you must be fully vaccinated (if eligible - i.e., if over age 12) and masked. Those speaking from the podium may (but are not required to) remove their masks while addressing the congregation.
The funeral will continue and conclude graveside at Forest Hill Cemetery. The graveside proceedings will be livestreamed by the Funeral Home (link above).
The family will observe shiva beginning on Monday afternoon and concluding on Sunday morning, December 19. Due to COVID concerns, the home is closed to in-person visitors. Please bring your presence online for minyan and comfort beginning at 5:45 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, December 14-16.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the shiva Zoom link or for more information.
May Stephen's memory be for a blessing.