Alfred Emil Kessler Alfred Kessler passed away on December 25, 2016 at the age of 95. He was born to Jacob and Ida Kessler on May 16, 1921 in Fife, Washington. After graduating from Fife High School Al went to work for AT&T, and shortly thereafter volunteered for the Army Signal Corps. After his military service he returned to work in the job he loved at AT&T for over 43 years, and moved to Tacoma where he married his wife of over 70 years, Virginia Kessler, who passed away less than a year ago. He is survived by his son Ken Kessler, daughter-in-law Joan Kessler, grandchildren Kirk and Lacey Kessler, Erik and Dani Kessler, Whitney and Albert Weaver, Joe and Nicole Owens, and 10 great-grandchildren. Al enjoyed organizing family gatherings, playing tennis, gardening, and frequent trips to his beach place in Rosedale. He will be remembered for his limitless energy, sense of humor, and generosity. Al and his family would like to thank all the caring doctors and caretakers who helped him through a tough, challenging, and rewarding last year of life. Memorial services to be held at Mountain View Funeral Home on Monday, January 16th at 1p.m.
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