Dec. 3, 1919 — Feb. 8, 2014
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James John Kessler passed away on Feb. 8, 2014, in Encinitas, Calif. He was 94. He was born Dec. 3, 1919, in Bessemer, Ala., the second son of Charles A. and Anne Popp Kessler. He was “James” to his wife, Liz, “Jim” to everyone else.
James is survived by his children, John (Karen) Kessler of Paradise, Calif., and James (Chrissie England) Kessler; and granddaughter, Mackenzie of Encinitas, Calif. Mass will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Placerville, Calif., starting with a vigil at 11 a.m., followed by mass at 11:30 on Saturday, March 1. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3109 Sacramento Street, Placerville, CA 95667, attn: Legion of Mary, in honor of James Kessler.