John Irwin Hessler, Jr.
66, of Ft. Myers, FL passed away Dec. 30, 2018.
He was born in Tyrone, PA March 27,1952 to John
and Dorothy Hessler. The family relocated to Ft. Myers
John is survived by his son, Shane and former wife Penny
Yingling Hessler of Ft. Myers, and sister and brother-in-law
Elizabeth (Betsy) and Peter Freed of Springfield, OH.
He was predeceased by his parents and sister, Carolyn
He graduated from Ft. Myers High School in 1970 and
attended Edison State College. He owned and operated
TJ's Sporting Goods.
John had a lifelong love of baseball, playing from age 6
through various adult leagues. He coached Little League
for many years with Chuck Ross, taking a team to the state
championship playoffs in 1978.
He will be remembered for his sense of humor. Always
ready to crack a joke and make you laugh.
A private family service will be held at a later date.