Michael "Mike" Barry Kesselman
November 18, 1950 - April 15, 2018
Roberson Funeral Home
Anne (Dickson) Daughtrey
Julie Meier Light a candle
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Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel
2151 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte,, FL 33948
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Friday 4/20, 7:00 pm

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.

American Cancer Society

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…

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Anne (Dickson) Daughtrey left a message on April 20, 2018:
When I first met Mike at age 14, I had no idea he would become a “forever” friend. That was back in Livingston,N.J., where we were both part of the medical Boy Scout Explorer Post that met at St. Barnabas Medical Center. Michael impressed me from the beginning with his thoughtfulness and consideration of others, as well as his intelligence and willingness to give of himself. He knew how to have fun without being foolish. These things set him apart from many of the other teenage boys, and we quickly became friends. I remember doing road rallys with him as he kept the speed modest in his new sports car while I navigated. He frequently drove me to meetings or work, whenever I needed a ride, as I didn’t yet have a car, and he did. We just always seemed to have fun together without doing much of anything special. The smartest thing I ever did, was introducing Mike to my best friend, Ann, on one hot summer’s day. I decided to take some kids I was babysitting that summer to a local zoo, where Mike was working driving a locomotive ride around a resevior. Ann (Lima, at that time) came along to help me with the kids, and that is where I introduced him to his future bride. It has been one of the great blessings of my life to have two of my best friends married each other. Both helping me to stay connected with the other, always knowing that my dear friend was well taken care of by my best friend. How fortunate I have been. In the lifetime of years I have known Michael, I have never known him to shirk from work or responsibility, nor speak unkindly of anyone. He was always willing to lend a hand and do his part to help others. He developed an interest in food service and cooking after college, of which I was the happy beneficiary whenever I came to visit. Photography was a passion in the later part of his life, and he became quite accomplished at it. He really was a very special man and will always be missed. While he may no longer be a part of my life, he will always be in my heart. While my health issues prevent me from being there with you all today to celebrate Mike’s life, please know that I am with you in spirit and in loving thought.
Julie Meier left a message on April 17, 2018:
I will always remember when I became a Marketing Associate at Sysco. Mike was so helpful to me and was always there to help in any way he could.
Roberson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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