Michael “Mike” Barry Kesselman, 67, of Punta Gorda, Florida died at home on Sunday, April 15 2018 after a valiant battle with cancer.
Mike was born November 18, 1950 in Kearney, New Jersey the third son of Myrtle (Lein) Kesselman and Meyer Kesselman. He was a graduate of Rutgers University. Mike and his wife moved to Florida in 1986. He was a manager for Sysco Food Service where he received numerous sales and management awards including a seven-time Pacesetter award over his 30+ year career there. He had a passion for photography and was an adventurer with a love for nature. He was an advisor, traveler, writer and speaker. Mike was also a magician in the kitchen, a marksman, a lifetime learner and even a model train enthusiast.
He is survived by his loving family, his wife, Ann Mary (Lima) Kesselman: eldest brother, Dr. Stephen Kesselman of Denver CO, niece Sheri (Kesselman) Grad of Israel; nephew, Marc (Risa) Kesselman of Dallas TX and nephew, Jeffrey (Shannon) Kesselman of Denver CO: a niece, Staci (Kesselman) Erbaugh of Denver CO; and 9 great nieces and nephews.
Mike was preceded in death by: parents Myrtle (Lein) Kesselman and Meyer Kesselman of Livingston NJ and Port Charlotte F; eldest brother,; Fred Kesselman and sister-in-law Sally (Walter) Kesselman of Memphis TN and sister-in-law Judi (Goldstein) Kesselman of Denver CO as well as his mother-in-law, Rose (Mello) Lima and father-in-law, Manuel Lima of Livingston NJ, Lansing MI and Port Charlotte FL.
Funeral services will be held Friday 7:00 PM, April 20, 2018 at Roberson Funeral Home Chapel, 2151 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33948.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3391 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL or www.cancer.org.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.