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RESSEL, Frederick C.
RESSEL - Frederick C. Passed peacefully on December 12, 2016 surrounded by family. Born from Irish and Austrian parents, he was 85. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judith Stephens, his four children Pam (Jeffrey) Shannon, Chip (Theresa
Mullet), Susan (Paul) Kumleben, Woody (Lisa Kerl), 10 grandchildren, and his 93 year old brother, Ronald Ressel of Punta Gorda, FL. Fred was a Marine in the Korean War, General Manager of Fantasy Island, President of Charles Management Co. and proudly orchestrated the building of the UB Anderson Art Gallery. An avid sailor, he participated in the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club Wednesday Night races, the Erie-Dover Race and numerous Hobie-Cat races. A professional ski instructor at both Kissing Bridge and Holiday Valley until the age of 80+, he taught his children and grandchildren to ski and sail at an early age. Bicycling was more than a passion. After breaking his neck in a cycling accident, several short months later he hopped back on his bike! A memorial service will be held Friday, December 16, 2016, 12:00 PM at Fox Run Retirement Community, One Fox Run Lane, Orchard Park, N.Y. Reception immediately following. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Fox Run Community & Nursing Staff for their compassion and commitment to quality care infused with extraordinary humanity. In lieu of flowers, Fred and his family wish you pay an act of kindness forward, just like Fred did every day! Words of sympathy may be made on www.LaingFuneralHome.com