Melvin W. Kessler, Sr., age 79, of Newark, DE, formerly of Bellmawr, NJ, passed away surrounded by his family on May 4, 2019. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Viola (Wells) and William Kessler. Melvin worked as a truck driver and enjoyed fishing, crabbing, country music, John Wayne and Texas Ranger movies. In addition to his parents, Melvin was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth Charles Kessler and his wife, Phyllis Kessler in 2015.
Melvin is survived by his daughter, Lisa Bodine of Wilmington, DE; his sons, Melvin W. Kessler, Jr. of Newark, DE and Thomas Kessler of Delran, NJ; his grandchildren, Brandi, William, Tyler, Dillon, Brittney, Thomas “TJ”, and Kyle; and his great grandchildren, Myanna and Laurence.
Friends and family are invited to call on Monday May 13, 2019 from 12 P.M. to 2 P.M. with funeral services beginning at 2 P.M. at Mealey Funeral Homes, 2509 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will be private.