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Co-Founder of Beloved Fosselman's Ice Cream Parlors Has Died

A customer gets her ice cream at Fosselman's in Alhambra (Peter Zakhary for LAist/Tilt Photo)
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It truly is the end of an era: Bill Fosselman, part of the Fosselman's Ice Cream family, died late last week at the age of 92. Fosselman was one-third of the set of brothers who started the ice cream company in 1919, and up until just about five years ago, was still at the Alhambra shop pitching in.

However, it was in another part of town where Fosselman had been the man to see about some ice cream. "Most people remember Bill Fosselman from the South Pasadena shop, which offered coffee and sandwiches in addition to ice cream," explains the Pasadena Star-News. That shop closed in 1974, and Bill began helping out in Alhambra after briefly operating a Glendale location.

The company is now operated by Bill's two nephews.

While some may remember the old days in South Pasadena, most of us know just the cheery, friendly Fosselman's in Alhambra, where you can always count on getting some delicious ice cream.

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Last summer we paid a visit to Fosselman's:

For nearly a century Fosselman’s has been serving up great ice cream. [...] It’s a simple little shop that does one thing and does it right. There’s nothing like ordering up some of the cold stuff on a hot summer day.