Cincinnati, Ohio

Aug 12, 1987 – Aug 8, 2013 (Age 25)

Guest Book

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Hell of a guy. Just heard about this. Genuinely nice guy all four years. Sad to hear. Rest easy man.

Dear Kessler Family,

God bless each of you as you grieve Joe's passing. Joe's warm spirit.and big smile graced the halls of St.X and the Bomber lacrosse field. He q as indeed a man for others, a strong ezample to his.peers and the community. May you find comfort in warm memories of Joe knowing he touched the lives of many and did make a difference in the world.

I knew Joe from XU. We had a few classes together. I never even knew he struggled with epilepsy until he told me he crashed his car while having a seizure--even then he was so positive, I thought he was joking! I found out he passed away from Facebook. I think the picture on his prayer card would be the one he would have picked himself. Sorry for your loss and best of luck to your family.

Dear Kessler Family,

I was so saddened today when I heard this terrible news. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and may God be with you.

Luke Frederick '05

Dear Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray that the God of comfort sustains you until the time He promises to swallow up death forever.

Joe and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you comfort.

Kathy and family, I was deeply saddened when I learned of your loss of your son today. Although he and I never met, I know that any child of yours would be an exceptional person to know, the way it is knowing you. I see your smile on his face. May you find a bit of comfort in the days ahead. I will miss you at school. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy,Joe,Jennifer,Sarah,and Michael,
Jon and I send our love and prayers to you during this difficult time for your family. Remembering Joe and the boys adventures in school bring a smile to my face! I hope today was a wonderful celebration of his life and that it can begin your healing process...Fondly, Karen and Jon VanZile

Our sincerest sympathies on the loss of your son, may you find peace and solace in being surrounded by family and friends during this difficult time.

Bob and Paula Pritts


JOSEPH's Obituaries

JOSEPH MATTHEW KESSLER August 12, 1987 - August 8, 2013 Joseph Matthew Kessler came into this world with the sort of serenity most of us can only hope to achieve in a lifetime. He was born on August 12, 1987 at Akron City Hospital, the first child born to his loving parents, Joseph Michael...

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