George W. Fessenmeyer

Born: Fri., Jan. 20, 1928
Died: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jan. 10, 2019
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

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George W. Fessenmeyer, 90, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019, at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

George was born January 20, 1928, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to Elmer and Marguerite (Ohlinger) Fessenmeyer.  He attended Kent State University before joining the United States Army in 1946.  He served in Korea in 1947, and was discharged in 1948.

On January 27, 1951, he married Joanne Frances Pattie, who survives him.  He was employed as a commercial art apprentice at his father’s art studio (Montgomery, Fessenmeyer, Ward), and five years later, was hired at Pitt Studios design department.  In 1959, he moved his family to Ashland, where he joined Gapstur Advertising as an art director.  In 1969, George joined Topper Associates as part-owner and art director.  After five years at Topper’s, he started his own art studio called Advertising Design.  His chief accounts included Hess & Clark, Rubbermaid, and Wooster Brush, along with various smaller accounts.  He retired in 1993, from Advertising Design.

George served the Ashland Noon Lions for nearly thirty years as their assistant pianist, and was a supporter of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.

Besides being a golf hacker, his favorite hobbies were video recording, classical music, baseball, American history, and playing the piano while accompanying his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren on their various instruments.

He is survived by his wife; son James Fessenmeyer of Delaware; daughter Christine (Robert) Hill of South Euclid; daughter Debra Akers of Ashland; grandchildren Megan Edwards, Matthew (Erika) Akers, and Michael Hill; great- grandchildren Natalie, Emelia and Jocelyn Edwards; Violet Akers.  Preceding George in death was his father and mother; sister Barbara Ann Tan; and son-in-law Eric J. Akers.

The family will receive visitors at 10 A.M. Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Heyl Funeral Home.  A service will take place at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Kay Ashby officiating.  Burial will follow at Ashland Cemetery with Military Honors presented by the Ashland Veterans Honor Guard.  Donations can be made to St. Matthew’s Church, 1515 Mifflin Ave. Ashland, Ohio 44805. 

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Robin (Hoover) Hildebrand
   Posted Mon January 07, 2019
Jim, Chris and family. So sorry to hear about your dad. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Betsy Williams
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Dear Chris, Jim, Deb, Mrs. Fessenmeyer and all,
Kerry and I are so sorry for you loss of a great Dad, Husband, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Love, Betsy and Kerry

Roger Fessenmeyer
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Roger Fessenmeyer .

From the Fessenmeyer family Roger Lynette God bless the family during this time and May peace be in your hearts what a great uncle

Christopher Tan
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019

DIGNITY IN WHITE PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Christopher Tan and Family.

Dear Aunt Joanne, Deb, Jim, and Chris, We are so sorry to hear of Uncle George's passing. It is so sad that it was so soon after the passing of Barbara. Our thoughts are with you during this time of difficulty. With Love, Christopher Tan and Family

Laurie Zappone
   Posted Thu January 10, 2019
Sending my deepest sympathies & prayers to you all. George was always a delightful person & will be missed by all who knew him.

Brian Linke
   Posted Sat January 12, 2019
George was a 'Prince of Decorum'. He always displayed patience, good humor, tact, dignity and the ability to lend a kind word. There are few left like him.

Brian Linke
Greensboro, NC

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