12/14/06 - NNHS Newsletter -
William "Pete" Kessler

William Howard "Pete" Kessler
(@1930 - 11 Dec 2006)

Newport News High School Class of February 1948

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.

From the Daily Press - 12/14/06:









William Kessler
SPRINGFIELD - William Howard "Pete" Kessler, 76, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006. The son of the late Harry A. Kessler and the late Mildred Virginia Crawley Kessler, he was born in Newport News, graduated from Newport News High School in 1947 and earned his degree from the University of Virginia. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, he moved to Northern Virginia where he retired from Data Design Laboratories Omni Engineering in 2000 after 28 years. Preceded in death by his brother, George E. Kessler who died as a POW/MIA during the Korean War, Mr. Kessler is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jean Taylor Kessler; two sons and their wives, William H. and Gabriela Kessler, Jr. of Newnan, Ga., and George R. and Ryann Kessler of Bad Windsheim, Germany; two sisters, Marsha and her husband, Billy Holliday of Lake Gaston, N.C., and Cheryl White of Newport News; his brother, Fred and his wife, Sandra Jones of Yorktown and one granddaughter, Jean Taylor Kessler. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will be at the home of Fred and Sandra Jones, 105 Pioneer Lane, Yorktown. R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home, downtown Hampton in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 12/14/2006.
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We mourn the passing of our "Uncle Pete".
Our sympathy and prayers go out to Jean, Billy & George and the rest of the Kessler extended family at this time of loss.
The Komorniks (Danville, VA ) - December 14, 2006
William Kessler,
I never remember Bill being called Pete. His graduation was February 1948 at Newport News High School. The reason I know we were in the same class together. We joined the Air Force at the same time and at Lackland AFB at the same time. We were also at Scott AFB base at the same time going through Radio Mechanic School at the same time. Bill remained at Scott after finishing school as an instructor and I went to Korea. That was in October 1951 when we finished school. He ended up later in Japan. Bill was a great guy. He loved to brag about the fact we were in the AF and never had to go through basic training. True. There were so many at Lackland in January 1951 that we were only there 17 days until they shipped us out to Scott. We served our basic in the mess hall at Scott on KP. What a great memory but it wasn't the best then. Bill as I said was a great guy and very intelligent. His career was in electronics.
My sympathy goes out to the entire family and wish the best for all of them.
Bill Gross
William Gross (Newport News, VA ) - December 14, 2006
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I just wanted to offer my condolences and prayers to your family and to let you know that my heart goes out to you for your loss at this special time of year. We all remember warmly Christmas-time experiences and special moments that we have shared with family members over the years. I pray that your heart will be lifted by those memories. God's blessings and warmest season's greetings to your family.
Michael Sisk (San Diego, CA ) - December 15, 2006
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My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. Bill and I worked closely at DDL OMNI from 1992-2000; he was a mentor and guide as well as a good friend. His love for his family was a guiding star for his life, and I know he will be sorely missed.
Penny Scott (Woodbridge, VA ) - December 15, 2006
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Kessler family.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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