Gresch, 90, longtime of Maple
Avenue, Ipswich, husband of sixty-one years of the
Nancy L. (Arsenault) Gresch, died
Thursday October 28, 2010 in the Bentley Senior Center,
Pennsauken, New Jersey following his long illness.
Born February 8,
1920 in Camden, New Jersey, son of the late William R. and
Christina (Berry) Gresch, he was
raised in Camden and was a graduate of the Camden County
Vocational School. He relocated to Ipswich in 1955, and was
employed at Sylvania as a research and development machinist for
eighteen years. He was Vice President of the Sylvania Employee
Association in Ipswich and President S.E.A for all North Shore
Sylvanias. He was later employed at Towle
Silver in Newburyport and Extrion in
Danvers later to become Varian in Gloucester, where he worked
for fourteen years, retiring in 1986. He was a longtime member
of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Ipswich where he served as
Chairman of Trustees. He was an active member of the John T.
Heard Lodge AF&AM for thirty five years, and a member of the
Hampstead Lions Club. An avid bowler, he served as secretary and
treasurer Ipswich Bowling League. He won many trophies for golf,
was organizer of a Varian Golf League, and was proud to have
landed a hole in one. He treasured his autographed photo of
Arnold Palmer. He also enjoyed playing darts, and was for
several years a member of the Ipswich Dart League.
He is survived
by a daughter, Pam Davies of Ocala, Florida; two grandchildren,
Colin and Jennifer and great granddaughter Kendra; a sister
Edna Pontelandolfo of Pennsauken,
and many nephews and nieces including Walter Lee and his wife
Monica of Pennsauken and Carol Lee and her husband James
of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He was
the father of the late U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Frederick William
Gresch, formerly of Ipswich who died in 1969 in Viet Nam; and
brother of the late Robert and Edward
Gresch and Bessie Lee, all formerly of New Jersey.
service will be held Tuesday November 2 at 11 am graveside in
the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of
the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.