Olean- Donald K. Kessler, of 215 Adams Street, Olean, passed away Tuesday (April 25, 2023) at his daughter’s home, after a brief illness.
Born December 13, 1937, in Shinglehouse, PA., he was the daughter of the late, Joseph L. and Elsie I. Blaisdell Kessler. He married Anne Lemmer McDonald, who predeceased him in 2012.
Donald was a Veteran of the United States Army from 1958-1960. He worked for Dresser-Rand in Olean and was a longtime member of the St. Stephen’s Club, Birch Run Golf Club, and the Olean YMCA.
He is survived by; two children, Lisa (Toby) Miller of Ceres, PA., and David Kessler of West Clarksville; eight grandchildren, Kenneth (Kari) Miller of Ceres, PA., Emily (Nick) Kinney of Shinglehouse, PA., Allison Miller of Ceres, PA., Damean Kessler, Alec Kessler, and Caleb Kessler all of West Clarksville, Joshua Kessler and Kaitlyn Kessler both of Port Allegany, PA., and one sister, Lucille Kimicata; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Donald was predeceased by; two sisters, Shirley Mulkin, and Linda Ayers.
At Donald’s request, there will be no services.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Olean YMCA, 1101 Wayne Street, Olean.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean. Online condolences can be expressed at www.guentherfh.com.