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Alan Barry Kessler

November 15, 1942 ~ September 6, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Alan Barry Kessler, aged 80, of Southbury, CT, passed away on Wednesday, September 6th, 2023, at Danbury Hospital, due to Cardiac Arrest related to Myelodysplastic syndrome.

Born on November 15th, 1942, in Brooklyn, NY. He grew up as a shy child but demonstrated remarkable academic talent. Alan attended Brooklyn Tech High School, later pursuing his education at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. What defied convention was that Alan managed to pass all his academic tests at the Polytechnic Institute, studying to be a chemical engineer. Despite rarely attending classes and focusing on chess and music, he easily mastered his academic studies with minimal effort. His chess skills were indeed impressive, reflecting his stoic determination, quiet intellect, and modest approach to success.

On November 13th, 1964, in NYC, Alan married the love of his life, Linda Kessler (Greenberg). Throughout his life, Alan held positions at Lever Brothers and General Foods, where his insight, sharp intellect, and creative thinking benefited his work teams. He took great pride in his problem-solving abilities through analytical and out-of-the-box thinking, showcasing his intelligence.

In his military service with the ROTC and the Army Corps of Engineers during the Vietnam era, he achieved the rank of Lieutenant and made significant contributions, solving complex engineering challenges with limited resources. He exemplified devotion to his duties.

Alan's life took him to various places, including Brooklyn, NY, Ramsey, NJ, Weston, CT, and finally, Southbury, CT. He had a diverse range of interests, including chess, music, bridge, and computers, reflecting his multifaceted nature. He had a keen interest in politics, reading history books, and following the news closely. Alan was deeply concerned about the future of the country and expressed strong opinions about American political society's trajectory, reflecting his deep care for others and kindness.

Alan is survived by his son, James, his daughter, Elizabeth, and his grandson, Eli. He also leaves behind his close friend, Ron Kaprov.

He was predeceased by the love of his life, Linda.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 12th, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Farband Cemetery in Morris, CT.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation suggestions and further details will be provided at a later time. Alan's family extends their heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been part of his life.

Alan's stoic determination, quiet intellect, modest approach to success, deep care for others, and unwavering kindness will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Funeral Service
September 12, 2023

1:00 PM
Farband Cemetery, CT, Morris


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