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Curry E. Bressler

Curry E. Bressler, age 93, of 721 Oak St., Bloomsburg, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday June 17, 2022 after several months of declining health. He lived with his son, John and family. His family knew him only as a kind and mild-mannered man.

Born on December 25, 1928 in Bellefonte, he was the son of the late Edward and Lera Bressler. The youngest of two sons, Curry didn’t have the opportunity for much formal education. He helped out on his family’s farm and worked any odd jobs he could find starting at an early age. Curry would share many stories from when he lived on his farm in Welliversville.

He last worked at General Tank in Berwick for 30 years and previously at Car-Mar in Berwick and Girton Mfg. Co. in Millville.

Curry was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed being on his boat or fishing from the various streams and shores. He spent a lot of time fishing with his two sons and his late companion, Hilda Hackett, who resided in Bellefonte. He enjoyed going to the Grange Fair in Centre Hall. He would visit with his family that tented on the fairgrounds and a good family friend, Martha McClintic, of State College. He was a big fan of the Penn State football team.

Curry enjoyed volunteering with the Columbia/Montour Special Olympics. He loved working with the athletes and especially watching his granddaughters, Ashley and Stacey compete. He enjoyed going to Camp Echo, a camp for children with cardiac conditions, held at Camp Victory in Millville. Camp was close to his heart. His two granddaughters, Stacey and Ashley, had open heart surgery and love to attend Camp Echo

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Huling P. Bressler, a sister, Joanne (Bressler) Ishler, and his companion of many years, Hilda Hackett.

Surviving is son, John W. Bressler, and his wife Dawn, and granddaughters, Stacey and Ashley, of Bloomsburg, and son, Edward C. Bressler, and his wife Teresa, and granddaughter, Amber, of Denver, PA. He was the last of his immediate family.

We want to thank Mayluth Valley Health Systems, Inc. for providing hospice services to Curry. The aides and nurses were wonderful and were always available to answer any questions and provide the comfort care needed.

Per Curry’s request, there will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Meyer’s Cemetery, Benner Township., Centre County.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to honor Curry’s lifelong commitment to family and community can make donations to Camp Echo, 721 Oak St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815 or Columbia/Montour Special Olympics, P.O. Box 654, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner Inc. Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

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Our Family has known Curry for a long time. He and 2 of his buddies use to come to the house to see my dad George Barnes. He was a really nice man. Condolences to the family.

Peggy Barnes Mourey Jun 20 2022 1:36 PM

Pap was the best. We really missed him volunteering the past couple of years. He was always such a joy to be around. We will truly miss him.

Laura Davis Jun 18 2022 8:48 PM