Tracy Rennecker, Editor-in-Chief
Ellen Kessler, associate professor of computer information systems at HACC – Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 29, 2012. Born in York, PA, on May 29, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Jack E.B. and Vernetta M. (Keller) Kessler. A funeral Mass was held to celebrate her life on Thursday, July 5, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Dallastown, PA. Kessler is survived by one sister and three brothers, sister Kathy Ness of Red Lion, PA, brothers, Edward Kessler, Timothy Kessler, and Thomas Kessler all of York, PA; 11 niece and nephews, two great-nieces, and three great-nephews.
According to Judy A. Sherwood, professor of early childhood education, Kessler had strong family ties. Her nieces and nephews were very important to her.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed the theater and movies. She also loved the beach, visiting Ocean City N.J. and Bethany Beach, Del., with friends several times a year.
“To say Ellen was committed to HACC would be an understatement!” said Sherwood.