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    Charleston, SC 29407
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    Daniel Island, SC 29492

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Fred A. Kassis Obituary



To the Kassis Family,

I fondly remember many many trips to the shoe store with my mother and my grandmother when I was a young child. Mr. Kassis had an inexplicable manner of connecting with young children in a very kind, patient, and gentle way. He was a person who did a great service to the community and I will always remember the store as one of the bright spots in King Street's history. I am joined by my family

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Posted by: Hope Bleecker-Stucker - Asheville, NC - friend   Feb 09, 2013

Dear Mrs. Kassis, Danny, Sonya, Jane and all of your family,
I loved Fred. I haven't seen him in years but the image that comes to mind whenever I think of him is that great wide smile and joking, inviting personality of his. I treasure the memories of jousting and joking with Fred at the BE gym. He always made me feel like a friend. I don't think any of us will forget "the card" from years ago. I can still

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Posted by: Billy Gay - Marietta, GA - Friend & Fan of Fred Kassis   Feb 01, 2013

We will always remember Fred's bright eyes and warm smile. He will be missed.


Posted by: Dewana Young and Denise Young - Tomball, TX - Friend   Jan 27, 2013

dear joanne and family, My heart is saddened by the news of fred's passing. my thoughts and prayers are with you, is so hard to give up our loved ones. I have many loving memories of you andI when we were little trying to find our way. when I met fred I could see how much he loved and appreciated you. He was a lucky man to have you and you to have him.


Posted by: gloria stroud - columbia, SC - friend   Jan 26, 2013

Danny and extended family. We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. Your Father treated me and my family like we were family and we will miss him very much. His spirit lives on in each of us that were lucky enough to know him. He and your family were a great influende on me, thank you for all the memories. Our families thoughts are with you all.


Posted by: Robert "Bobby" Bollinger - Fort Mill, SC - Friend   Jan 26, 2013

Dear Kassis Family,

We were so sorry to learn of Fred's passing. He was a fine gentleman, good friend and neighbor. We have missed seeing him the past several years. We loved hearing his stories especially how he courted Joanne. We enjoyed playing dominoes with him (he always had to win). He was so proud of his family and it was our privilege getting to know each of you when you were in Boone. He adored his grandchildren. He was a fine man indeed.

We are keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: Joe and Pat Logan - Boone, NC - Friends and neighbors   Jan 26, 2013

Keeping you all in prayer upon hearing of Mr. Kassis' death. He was a kind, lovely and generous man. My thoughts are with you all.


Posted by: Barbara Revel Lee - Jacksonville, FL - Family Friend   Jan 26, 2013

Danny and extended family, I am very sorry to hear about your Dad passing away.. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry I can't attend some of the services, but as you are well aware, that is impossible right now. I will continue to pray for your family.


Posted by: Mary Harley - Mt. Pleasant, SC   Jan 26, 2013

Just wanted the family to know that we are sorry for your loss and
will keep you in our hearts and prayers in the coming days. Mr. Kassis
was a wonderful man. We knew him from the downtown Charleston
store when our children were needing shoes that fit well. My husband
and I also needed him later on when we needed his help once again in
getting comfortable shoes. He saved us from having surgery.
We will always be grateful to this wonderful man. Thank you, Mr.
Kassis, for being there for our family.


Posted by: Elsie Clees - Charleston, SC - Customer at shoe store   Jan 25, 2013

Happened to be in Charleston on business yesterday, and with some time to kill before the airport, was running some errands near the store. Something I can't explain inspired me yesterday morning, 40+ years after I moved away from Charleston, to stop in, ask after Mr. Kassis, and explain to the gentleman running the store how nice he always was to me (he always seemed to know when I'd been out of school for asthma-related hospitalizations). It was then that

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Posted by: Jim Wheaton - Chesapeake, VA   Jan 24, 2013