Robert E. Kassel, Sr., 92, husband of the late Theresa M. (Stecz) Kassel of Mont Clare, PA passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
Born in Phoenixville, PA he was the son of the late Martin and Anna (Fabian) Kassel.
Robert served his country as a United States Marine Corps First Sergeant during the Korean War, earning the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and United Nations Service Medal.
He retired from A. P. deSanno & Sons, Inc.
He played for Phoenixville High School football and was nicknamed "The Flying Dutchman of Tunnel Hill". He was also a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his children:
Robert E. husband of Sandra Kassel;
Kathleen wife of Raymond Nester;
Karen wife of James Caudill.
8 Grandchildren: Kyle, Kevin, Keith, Kris, Kaitlynn, Andrew, Heather, and Danielle.
7 Great-grandchildren: Kaeden, Harper, Preston, Genna, Haley, Connor, and Abigail.
Brother, James F. Kassel.
Many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Dorothy Sudzina, Phoenixville and Eleanor Carty, Phoenixville.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 212 Dayton Street, Phoenixville, PA on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 10:00 am. Masks will be required while in church at the request of the family.
Burial to follow in St. Mary Black Rock Cemetery.
A viewing will be held in church on Thursday from 8:45 am to 9:45 am.