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Bill Fosselman, beloved ice cream shop co-owner, dies

April 24, 2012 |  1:04 pm

A single-scoop ice cream cone at Fosselman's.Residents of South Pasadena are mourning the death of a beloved ice cream shop owner.

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.


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Photo: A single-scoop ice cream cone at Fosselman's. Credit: Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times