Marion J. Kessler
March 10, 2021

MARION J. KESSLER: On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, Marion J. Kessler passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Bernard I. Kessler. Beloved mother of Stuart (Susan) Kessler of Hillsborough, NJ and Helene (Thomas) Burke of Pittsburgh. Loving Bubbe to Aaron (Kim) Kessler, Ashley (Matthew) Giordano, Justin (Stephanie) Kessler, Brian Burke and Lauren Burke. Beloved Great- Bubbe to Lyla and Ari Kessler, Bennett Giordano and Jordyn Kessler. Loving aunt and great aunt to her nieces and nephews. Family and Jewish traditions meant everything to Marion. She exuded love and caring and was everyone’s “mom” when she worked in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and to her children’s friends, some who even referred to her as “Mom Kessler.” She was bubbe to all of her grandchildren’s friends, always there to be their sounding board and confidant. Graveside Services and Interment Private. Charitable donations may be made to the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry, 828 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or to a charity of choice. Shiva minyans and remembering Marion will be held via zoom, March 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 all at 7 PM.  To Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 828 4457 3282  Passcode: 459776. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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I extend my sincere sympathy to the family of Marion Kessler. She was such a kind person. She was always so friendly and nice to me whenever we met. I know you will miss her, but one thing you can be certain of; she loved you and her family very much.

By Rochelle Packard - March 18, 2021

Dear Helene, I was so sorry to hear of your mother\'s Passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. She was such a lovely person , and always so nice to me when we met.I know you will miss her.But one thing you can be certain of ;she loved you and her family very much.

By Rochelle Paclard - March 18, 2021

Dear Helene and Stewart, We were so sorry to hear of your Mom\'s passing. She was such a special, happy lady. I am glad that I got a chance to speak to her just a few months ago...and she was so upbeat then even as she spoke of her disabilities. She was a favorite of my father. He loved to tease her. And whenever we would see her, she always started by asking, \"How are you darlin?\" She will be missed by all of us. Pesh(Flom) Katz

By Helene - March 14, 2021

Sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her loved ones. May she rest in peace.

By Kathy and Frank Giordano - March 13, 2021

Helene, I’m very sorry for the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of her.

By Cindi Dorfzaun - March 12, 2021

May the love you have for your mom continue to grow throughout the years with all the memories that she instilled in your lifetime. I know that the loss is so deep and so sad but continue to make her memories happy ones and she will continue to make you smile. With my deepest and sincere sympathies your friend Pat

By Pat Castellano - March 12, 2021