William George Kessling, age 68, of Liberty Borough, died July 22, 2021, at Kane Community Living Center. Born February 22, 1953, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William C. and Elizabeth A. (Clarke) Kessling.
Bill retired from his family's business Kessling Pharmacy, where he managed the company from 1986 until December 28, 2014, when his dear mother died. The family business served the surrounding communities of Liberty Borough for 67 years. Before that, he worked at US Steel National Tube Works until its closure in 1986. He was a former member of Liberty Presbyterian Church. Bill was also a member of the Liberty Borough Veterans Association, where he could often be found laughing and joking with friends. He enjoyed following Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers football. His greatest joy was the years he spent with his mother serving the community and continuing his father's legacy by managing the family business.
Bill is survived by his sister, Sally Kessling of Murrysville; many cousins; extended family, and friends.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jody Dausey will officiate.
Inurnment will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Chuck Danforth, Supervisor
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