Benjamin L. Ressler Jr., 83 of Blairsville, died on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.
He was born May 30, 1939 in Blairsville, the son of the late Benjamin L. Sr. and Lyda (Rager) Ressler.
Prior to retirement Benjamin was a truck driver for Advanced Auto Parts. He was a US Army Veteran. Benjamin was a member of the Blairsville VFW, Blairsville Elks, and the Wild turkey Association. Benjamin was an avid hunter.
Besides his parents Benjamin is preceded in death by his brother Robert M. Ressler Sr. and an infant sister Edna G. Ressler.
Benjamin is survived by his two daughters Tammy L. Downs of Latrobe and Tonia L. Lynch of Latrobe; one brother William Ressler and wife Beth of Ligonier; one sister Annabelle McIntire and husband Sam of Blairsville; three grandchildren Derrick B Downs (Mandi), Tawni Lynch, and Joseph Lynch; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
At the family’s request the services will be private for the family.
The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements with the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331.
Online condolences may be made at merlinfuneralhome.com.
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