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Edward M. "Ted" Rissell

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Edward M. "Ted" Rissell Obituary
Edward M. 'Ted' Rissell of Coatesville Edward M. "Ted" Rissell, 87, of Coatesville died peacefully at his home on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Ted was married to his cherished wife, Antoinette Rossello Rissell, with whom he shared 62 happy years. He loved his family, his Lord, his country, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Edward M. and Mary Theresa Streett Rissell. Strong in faith, he was a member of St. Cecilia and Our Lady of the Rosary Parishes, Coatesville. A lifelong Coatesville resident, he was a 1944 graduate of S. Horace Scott High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served proudly on the USS Teton in the Pacific Theater during WWII. After his military service, Ted joined Lukens Steel Co. where he worked for 35 years. Ted retired in 1982. Ted was a volunteer for the former Brandywine Fire Company. An avid outdoorsman, Ted enjoyed spending time in the Chester County countryside and in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. In addition to his wife, Antoinette, Ted is survived by his two daughters, Jean R. Grace and her husband David of Coatesville and Theresa A. Rissell of Devon; and two grandchildren, Regina and Edward Munch. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church where family and friends may call beginning at 9:30 a.m. Family and friends may also call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Wentz Funeral Home, 342 East Chestnut Street, Coatesville, 610-384-0318. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville. Memorials in Ted's honor may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 80 South 17th Avenue, Coatesville, PA 19320. To send online condolences, please visit www.wentzfuneralhome.com
Published in The Daily Local on Jan. 14, 2014
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