Funeral Service For Jack Kessler

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Jack Kessler died at the age of 88 on July 4. A funeral service was held July 6 at Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman in Livingston. Born in Poland, he emigrated with his mother, older sister and younger brother to the United States from Cherbourg, France in 1937. He resided in Elizabeth, the Bronx, New York, Asbury Park and Livingston before moving to Verona. Mr. Kessler served in the US Navy in the Pacific during World War II. For decades, he was the owner of 21st Street Wine and Liquors in the Chelsea section of New York City. Surviving Mr. Kessler are his wife of 66½ years, Helen; two sons, Andy and his wife, Jane; and Marty; a daughter, Ginny Roth had her husband, Jeff; a brother, Julius; and seven grandchildren. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to the One Family Fund at Temple B'nai Abraham, 300 East Northfield Road, Livingston, NJ 07039 or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
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