Obituary: John Kevin Kesler

Obituary: John Kevin Kesler

Obituary: John Kevin Kesler

By / Obituaries / Tuesday, 23 January 2018 04:55

John Kevin Kesler, 65, from Carolina Beach,  passed away in Wilmington, NC on December 01, 2017 from cardiac arrest.

Kevin was born December 4, 1951, in Washington, DC to Graham and Joan Kesler. A 1969 graduate of Springbrook High School in Silver Spring Maryland, and a 1973 graduate of the University of Maryland’s Mechanical Engineering program, Kevin worked for more than 40 years in the railroad industry with ENSCO and most recently the Federal Railroad Administration.

Kevin married the former Janice Tomasello of Silver Spring, MD on October 9, 1971 and together they raised three daughters. 

Kevin relocated to North Carolina in 2016 to marry the former Terry Croom. They made their home in  Carolina Beach, NC where Kevin connected with local musicians and began a regular open mic night at the Silver Dollar. 

Kevin is survived by his wife, Terry Croom Kesler, as well as his three daughters and three step sons. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren.. 

In lieu of flowers the family would love for everyone to pay it forward or do a random act of kindness in memory of Kevin.   Buy the person next to you a drink, pay the bill of the  person in line behind you, or give a meal to the homeless person on the street.  Reach out to someone near you and let them know it was in the act of love and kindness that was Kevin Kesler.  Kevin was never one to do things the conventional way.

There will also be a memorial in Spencerville, Maryland in February.


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