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Clarence J. Ressler, 89, of Pittsburgh and formerly of Venice, FL and Carlisle, died Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Concordia of the South Hills, Pittsburgh. He was born Sept. 16, 1921 in Mandan, North Dakota, and was a son of the late Theodore and Mathilda (Roether) Ressler. Clarence was married to the late Patricia (Griffitts) Ressler, who died Aug. 17, 1998.

He was a 1939 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Bismarck, ND and received his mechanical engineering degree from the University of North Dakota in 1943. Clarence served in the Army Air Force and was a veteran of WWII. He retired from the former C. H. Masland & Sons in 1986 after 34 years of service as a Corporate Engineer. Clarence was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Carlisle and served on the building committee during the construction of the church on Marsh Drive. He served the Carlisle community in many ways and was a member of the building committee at Carlisle YMCA when it moved to its present location, a former secretary with North Middleton Twp. Water & Sewer Authority and also served as a Trustee for 17 years with the former Carlisle Hospital. Clarence was a Past President of the Industrial Management Club and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

He is survived by two daughters; Mary Ellen Ressler of South Riding, VA and Anne Patrice Ressler of Pultneyville, NY, a son, Michael S. Ressler (and his wife, Kimberly) of Pittsburgh, a daughter-in-law, Molly Jo (Haldeman) Ressler of Carlisle, three sisters; Dorothy Ferk of Santa Fe, NM, Joanne Minervini of Venice, FL, and Corinne Holck of Venice, FL, four grandchildren; Megan Ressler-Bhatia, Matthew Ressler, Maria Ressler, and Samuel Ressler, one great-grandchild, Kumar and several nieces and nephews. Clarence was preceded in death by a son, David Michael Ressler, who died Aug. 7, 2008, a brother, Edgar Ressler of San Antonio, TX, and sister, Eleanor Zrout of Lisle, IL.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011 at St. Patrick Shrine Church, 152 W. Pomfret St., Carlisle, with Rev. William C. Forrey officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in North Middleton Twp. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 7 - 8:00 p.m. at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, where a prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Third Century Fund, 152 W. Pomfret St., Carlisle, PA 17013.

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Our deepest condolences at the passing of 'CJ'.

Randolph K Hays
Anne,  I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your father.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


 It has been a long haul but he is finally at peace. 
I loved him so and he will be missed.

Molly Ressler
Mike, Sorry for your loss.

Mike Bock
My heart goes out to you Mike Ressler in this time of great loss.  Reading about your father's life was enjoyable,  it seems like he had a long and productive life.


Mike Tillman
Mike & Kim,
My deepest sympathy to you & your family.

Debbie (Bohon) Costello
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

James Pope

To all the Ressler Family,

Your Father /Pap-pap was an extraordinary man!  He led a long and fruitful life, one you can all be proud of and now joyful that he is ultimately at rest.

Love, Tamara Hutchison

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

With Sympathy,

Irene Cherchuck

To the Ressler Family
It's never easy to let someone go... you will always have great memories to treasure them in your heart.

Rocco Lucadamo

May the peace of God be with you mourn and celebrate.

I am a deaconess intern at Concordia and have had the pleasure of visiting with Clarence, both at lunch in the dining room with other residents, and at the hospital and health center. I just wanted to share with you that I always enjoyed seeing him and am sorry to see him go.

I pray that God grant you comfort and peace as He welcomes Clarence home.

Jennifer Kettler


Mary Ellen, Anne and Michael,
I was so sorry to hear about your dad's passing.  Unfortunately I did not hear about it until today at Mass.  And, on checking the internet I became aware that the funeral mass and burial were this past Friday.
Again, I am sorry to hear about his passing and I was very fortunate to be his secretary for 17 years at Masland.
I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Kathy Evans Calaman

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Since 1853
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