Kessler, James

June 01, 2005

On May 28, 2005 JAMES, retired from GM after 49 years; devoted father of Kenneth D. Kessler and Regina Wilson; step-father of Helen Granlund; beloved companion of Helen Turbett of 25 years; dear brother of Opell Mc Culloch; loving grandfather of Dianne Pickett, Grant Wilson, Sueann Tote, Jessica Kessler and Valerie Kessler. Also survived by four step sons, 10 step grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. Friends may call at the CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF DUNDALK P.A., 7110 Sollers Point Rd., on Thursday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Service will be held on Friday 10 A.M. Interment Belair Memorial Gardens.age 82, passed away quietly at her home in Chesapeake, VA on May 19, 2005. Born in N.C. on June 28, 1922, she was the only child of the late Gertrude and late John Willis. Gladys met her husband when working at Langley Field during WWII as a propeller mechanic. Later, she worked at NACA. Her future husband, Michael P. Kradz, was enlisted in the Navy, stationed at NOB during this time. Gladys lived in Asheville, N.C. before she and her husband moved to Maryland. She worked many years as a proof-reader for Equitable Trust Bank on North Avenue in Baltimore City. Years later, she worked as a private investigator with her husband in their detective agency, Adept Investigations. Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, Michael P. Kradz; two daughters, Donna L. Kradz and Judith G. Anderson and husband, John; two sons; Richard M. Kradz, Kenneth A. Kradz and wife Elizabeth. Nine grandchildren; Michael A. Vain, Gary C. Vain and wife Kelley, Kimberleigh E. Beazley, Kelleigh A. Owens, Michael W. Kradz, Eric C. Kradz, Kerrileigh J. Malecki, Kendyl L. Kradz, and Cody J. Kradz. Five great-grandchildren; Brianna D. Hoggard and husband Michael, Katrina L. Vain, Joshua M. Kradz, Danielle Holland and Ashleigh E. Owens. Gladys will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 4 P.M. at Jolliff United Methodist Church, 1900 Jolliff Road, Chesapeake, VA with Pastor Smith officiating. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling arrangements.age 82, passed away quietly at her home in Chesapeake, VA on May 19, 2005. Born in N.C. on June 28, 1922, she was the only child of the late Gertrude and late John Willis. Gladys met her husband when working at Langley Field during WWII as a propeller mechanic. Later, she worked at NACA. Her future husband, Michael P. Kradz, was enlisted in the Navy, stationed at NOB during this time. Gladys lived in Asheville, N.C. before she and her husband moved to Maryland. She worked many years as a proof-reader for Equitable Trust Bank on North Avenue in Baltimore City. Years later, she worked as a private investigator with her husband in their detective agency, Adept Investigations. Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, Michael P. Kradz; two daughters, Donna L. Kradz and Judith G. Anderson and husband, John; two sons; Richard M. Kradz, Kenneth A. Kradz and wife Elizabeth. Nine grandchildren; Michael A. Vain, Gary C. Vain and wife Kelley, Kimberleigh E. Beazley, Kelleigh A. Owens, Michael W. Kradz, Eric C. Kradz, Kerrileigh J. Malecki, Kendyl L. Kradz, and Cody J. Kradz. Five great-grandchildren; Brianna D. Hoggard and husband Michael, Katrina L. Vain, Joshua M. Kradz, Danielle Holland and Ashleigh E. Owens. Gladys will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 4 P.M. at Jolliff United Methodist Church, 1900 Jolliff Road, Chesapeake, VA with Pastor Smith officiating. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling arrangements.

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