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09/05/18 - NNHS Newsletter - Shirley Kessler

Shirley Gray Kessler
(d. 01 Sept 2018)

Hampton High School Class of  @ 1952

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
   There is more sad news this Wednesday morning.
Shirley Kessler, Hampton HS Class of @ 1952, passed away in Poquoson on Saturday, September 01, 2018, at the age of 84.

   Husband of NNHS Teacher Mrs. Janet Wainwright Kessler (Warwick HS - '57), he was the brother of Bobby Kessler (Hampton HS), Faye Kessler Appleton (Hampton HS), and of the late Gordon Kesler (Hampton HS - Class of @ 1949).


From the Daily Press - 09/05/18:

            Shirley G. Kessler

 

 

POQUOSON - Shirley Gray "Blinky" Kessler of Poquoson passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the age of 84.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Tennis Garrett and Lena Ferguson Kesler; his brother Gordon W. Kesler; father- and mother-in-law John and Helen Wainwright; and brothers-in-law Meredith Appleton, John (Jay) Wainwright, and Thomas Wainwright. Shirley is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janet Wainwright Kessler; son David (Lisa); daughter Carol Knott (Bryan); grandchildren Kaelyn, Chaney and Trevor Knott; sister Faye Appleton; brother Bobby A. Kessler (Grace); sisters-in-law Evadeen Kesler, Toni Wainwright and Judy Wainwright; and many special nieces, nephews and friends.

Shirley was born in Wirtz, VA and moved to Hampton as a teenager. He enjoyed neighborhood football and baseball games during a time when you "went out to play until it was time for supper."

 

Shirley Kesler
 

 

 

Following graduation from Hampton High School, he worked at Ft. Eustis in civil service. He was drafted into the Army, serving most of his time in Germany. After discharge from active duty, Shirley worked at the Army Reserve Center in Hampton. He retired from Civil Service and the Army Reserves as a Warrant Officer after 26 years of service.

He enjoyed being part of the Weekend Warrior Group. He enjoyed looking at and working on cars with his brothers and son. He was a Ford man and both he and his son had multiple Mustangs over the years, while his brothers favored Chevys and Buicks. An avid fan of western stories and movies, he often knew them from repeat performances. He especially enjoyed time spent with his children and grandchildren, attending their cheering, band, scouting and athletic events. An avid UVA fan, he watched Virginia Tech too, when his granddaughter became a freshman there.

He will be missed for his love of family and dry sense of humor.

The family would like to thank the care-givers from Riverside Hospice and Dominion Village for their professional and loving care of Shirley.

The visitation will be held on Thursday, September 6 from 6:00 7:30 pm Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown. The funeral service will be held on Friday, September 7 at 11:00 am at Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow with Military Honors in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, you are welcome to send donations to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on September 5, 2018.
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September 05, 2018

Oh, Mrs. Kessler, how often have I thought of you in the 53 years since you were my homeroom teacher at NNHS! Now when I have found you at last, it comes at the time of your deepest sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear husband, along with my love and gratitude for some of my favorite high school memories.

~ Carol Buckley Harty, Fayetteville, North Carolina


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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr. Kessler's family and friends at this difficult time.


   This information is also posted here:

http://www.nnhs65.com/teachers.html

     http://www.nnhs65.com/teach-Janet-Kessler.html


 Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
910-584-8802


 Onward Christian Soldiers

Words by Sabine Baring Gould in Church Times, 1865

Music (St. Gertrude) by Arthur S. Sullivan, 1871


Onward Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!
Christ, the royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See His banner go!

Chorus:
Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

2. At the sign of triumph
Satan's host doth flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell's foundation quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise!
Chorus:

3. Like a mighty army
Moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod;
We are not divided;
All one body we
One in hope and doctrine,
One in charity.
Chorus:

4. Onward, then, ye people,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song;
Glory, laud, and Honor,
Unto Christ the King;
This thro' countless ages
Men and angels sing.
Chorus:


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