On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 Gary Duane Pressell, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away suddenly at the age of 72.
Gary was born on January 1, 1947 in Warren, Ohio to a doting Benjamin and Ruby Keeling Pressell.
After graduating from Niles McKinley High School in 1965, he joined the US Marine Corp and served from 1966 to 1969, twice serving in Vietnam. He studied at YSU until taking a job at General Motors in Lordstown where he worked for 33 years. In 1971 he married the love of his life, whom he spoiled for the next 48 years until his untimely passing.
He is survived by his wife Eileen Hrusovsky Pressell whom he married September 4, 1971, his four children, Kurt (Holly) Pressell, Sonya (Justin) Daines, Kristen (Ryan) Werden, and Derek (Lesley) Pressell, his brother David (Sandra) Pressell, as well as eight grandchildren, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and in laws.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Benjamin Pressell Jr. and Shirley Trunick, and nephew Benjamin “Frank” Pressell III
Gary loved to serve others. He spent his life helping wherever and whenever he could, including volunteering with Trumbull Mobile Meals, coaching his children’s sports, DJ’ing dances at Fairhaven, or serving the needs of his church community. He loved family, traveling, music, sports, and was unbeatable at Who Sings This Song. Gary was a great listener and always a gentleman. He leaves a legacy of love and fun that we will try our best to emulate in his unfortunate absence. He loved to be around people and strangers were only people he hadn’t talked to yet. He will be dearly missed by all.
Friends may call from 9am to noon Saturday August 10, 2019 at The First Christian Church in Niles.
Funeral services will be held noon Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at The First Christian Church in Niles.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family asks that donations shall be made to Trumbull Mobile Meals, 323 East Market Street, Warren, Ohio 44481 or First Christian Church in Niles, 33 North Arlington Ave, Niles, Ohio 44446
Arrangements are being handled by The Joseph Rossi and Sons Funeral Home in Niles.
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