Robert A. Pressel

July 26, 1936 – Oct. 19, 2021


Robert A. Pressel, 85, formerly of rural Roaring Spring and Duncansville, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born in Woodbury, son of the late D. Walter and E. Verna (Imler) Pressel.

He married Helen Koontz on April 10, 1955, and celebrated 66 years of marriage together.

Robert is survived by his wife of Duncansville; two sons, A. Duane Pressel (Brenda) of Roaring Spring and Brian E. Pressel (Lisa) of Centerville, Ohio; four grandchildren: Jennifer May (Matt) of McKee, Christi Fitzgerald (Craig) of Hollidaysburg, Dan Pressel (special friend, Samantha) of Lexington, Ky., and Maria Pressel of Hartford, Conn.; four great-grandchildren: Meghan Lythgoe (Casey) of Martinsburg, Mattie May of McKee, Caitlyn Fitzgerald and Ty Fitzgerald, both of Hollidaysburg; a sister, Doris Replogle of Charlotte, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Romaine Fetter Shaw.

Robert was a 1954 graduate of Woodbury High School. He had served in the Pennsylvania National Guard and retired from Appleton Papers in 1998 after 39 years of service.

Bob enjoyed traveling, hunting, golfing, boating and snowmobiling, and had a special talent for wood-working. Most of all, he was a loving family man.

He was a 50-year member of the Woodbury Lodge F&AM No. 539, Roaring Spring; and the Jaffa Shrine, where he was a member of the Roadrunner Unit and had driven many children to Shriners Hospitals.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at Christ Church, Roaring Spring, where a funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. by the Rev. Joel Kletzing. Interment will be made in Dry Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring.

Contributions in Robert’s memory may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children or Christ Church.