Ruth Lorraine “Hun” (Weaver) Tressler, 93, of Meyersdale, PA died at Golden Living Nursing Home on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Born December 15, 1921 in Garrett, PA, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Hattie (Walters) Weaver. She was also proceeded in death by her husband of 45 years, John Irvin Jr. in 1985; 12 sisters, Louella Kennel, Fannie Lee, Grace Sechler, Irma Goodrum, Reba Brocht, Carrie Brocht, Jennie Sipple, Emma Catherine, Alice Fullerton, Edith Curl, Pauline Hostetler, Rowena Glass and 3 brothers, George, Robert, and Elwood.
Mrs. Tressler was employed at the Meyersdale Manufacturing Company for over 30 years after graduating from Garrett High School. She served as Secretary of the Union at the manufacturing company for many years and was a member of Amity United Church of Christ: serving in many compacities in the church for over 60 years, including Church Deaconess, Choir, Kitchen Committee, visiting the elderly and shut-ins, and working at the church booth at the Somerset County Fair. She was also a volunteer, at Meyersdale Medical Center Auxiliary; volunteered at the hospital twice a week, or when needed for special events, such as health screenings and American Red Cross Blood Drives. She logged over 10,000 volunteer hours at the hospital. Mrs. Tressler served as a volunteer for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, for over 22 years, logging over 8,940 hours of service and on April 18, 2005, she was presented with the George W. Bush Presidential Lifetime Service Award. She was also a volunteer escort driver for the Area Agency on the Aging since 1985; driving patients to Johnstown, Cumberland, and other areas for medical treatments and medical and grocery supplies. She worked tirelessly at Pennsylvania Maple Festival for over 30 years, serving where needed, though she could usually be found volunteering at the Quilt Show. May 2, 2009 Mrs. Tressler was recognized by the Meyersdale, PA Lions Club for the countless years of volunteer work and was awarded the Lions Club Citizen Of The Year award. She was also an Election Day volunteer for many years at the polling stations for local and federal elections. Mrs. Tressler was also known as the “Cake and Candy Lady; well known locally as the expert, she made sure that many in the community have been on the receiving end of thousands of pounds of her hand-molded and hand-dipped chocolates, and delicious birthday and wedding cakes.
She is survived by her son, John I. Tressler III and wife Gloria, of Leland, NC; grandchildren Mark Tressler and wife Donna, Laurie Walstead and husband Mark; great-grandchildren Andrew and wife Lauren, Mark Jr., Marissa, Isaac, and Ryan; special nieces Almeda Miller and husband Ron, Joanne “Tootie” Hill, Delores Burkett, and special friend Roger Sarver and wife Deb, and many other nieces, nephews, and many many friends.
Friends and family will be received at M Ray Leckemby Funeral Home, 203 North Street, Meyersdale PA, 15552 on Friday, July 3, 2015 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm. Services will be conducted at the Amity United Church of Christ on Saturday, July 4, 2015 with Pastor Harold Garlic and Pastor Connie Garlic officiating. Interment will be held at the Meyersdale Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Amity United Church of Christ, 315 Center Street, Meyersdale, PA 15552 or Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, 3520 Rt.