Bill Fosselman, beloved ice cream shop co-owner, dies
Bill Fosselman died last week at age 92, the Pasadena Star-News reported. He once co-owned and operated Fosselman’s Ice Cream Co., a popular shop first in South Pasadena and now in Alhambra.
Fosselman operated the shop when it became a popular hangout in the 1940s and 1950s. It was forced to move to Alhambra by a redevelopment project in 1974, the newspaper reported.
Fosselman’s nephew, John Fosselman, who co-owns the company with his brother Chris, said his uncle had a great sense of humor that endeared him to patrons.
"He built lifelong relationships with his customers," he told the newspaper.
Fosselman is survived by his wife Mary, 92, a son, three daughters, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Photo: A single-scoop ice cream cone at Fosselman's. Credit: Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times