Paul Joseph Kessler

flagOBIT - Paul KesslerSOUTHWEST HARBOR — Paul Joseph Kessler, 87, died Nov. 20, 2014, in Southwest Harbor. He was born Sept. 16, 1927, in Erlanger, Ky., the son of Irwin Charles and Marion Theresa (Gebhardt) Kessler.

Paul retired from the U.S. Coast Guard as a chief engineer after 20 years. He later owned and operated his own business, Paul’s Repair Shop. Paul enjoyed making wooden toys. He was a member of the Somesville Masonic Lodge, the Southwest Harbor Fire Department and the Anah Shriners.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary B. (Janes) Kessler; two daughters; Carol Walls and husband, Donald and Cheryl Young and husband, Shawn; grandchildren, Travis and Melissa Walls; one sister, Joanne Stephenson and husband, Al.

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Mt. Height Cemetery, Southwest Harbor. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to the Cornerstone Baptist Church, c/o Nadine Goodwin, 52 Dodge Point Road, Seal Cove, ME 04674. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at

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