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James Joseph Tresselt
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1934
Blue Ridge Summit
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 2006
North Myrtle Beach
Horry County
South Carolina, USA

James J. Tresselt (North Myrtle Beach)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH - James Joseph Tresselt, 71, of North Myrtle Beach, passed away, Saturday, June 3, 2006, at his home with family and friends by his side, after a courageous battle with a brain tumor.

Born July 1, 1934, in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., he was the son of the late Benjamin G. Tresselt, Sr. and Florence B. (Ralph) Tresselt. He was also preceded in death by one son, Steven W. Tresselt; an infant daughter, Michelle Tresselt; an infant grandson, Michael Tresselt; and two sisters, Rita Graham and Beryl Bowling.

Jim was a United States Marine Corps veteran, having served in Okinawa. He began his career in broadcast engineering and was a computer programming system analyst, in the Washington, D.C. area. After moving to North Myrtle Beach, he then went back to school and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2001 with a master's degree ED.S. At the time of his illness he was a therapist at Waccamaw Mental Health.

Next to his family, his faith was very important to him. Jim was a long-time devoted member of the Catholic Church of the Resurrection in Loris. He served generously in many ways, such as Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Catechumenate Director, Worship Coordinator, Adult Formation Instructor, Parish Pastoral Council Chair and spiritual counselor. He accepted responsibility for spearheading the effort to construct a new church and personally saw it through to completion in 2005. He and his wife Kathy were recognized by the Parish Pastoral Council in 2004 as Distinguished Catholic Christians for their many ways of serving.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be sadly missed by those who loved him and were inspired by him.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine A. (Cumiskey) Tresselt; his children, Chris Tresselt, Frederick, Johanna Burdette (Donald), Wolfsville, Andrew Tresselt (Allison McBride) Shallotte, N.C., Lisa Bakner (Phil Bloom), Frederick, Cory Fishell (Cindy), Castle Rock, Colo., Wayne Fishell (Mark Frye), Atlanta, Ga. and Kristine Fishell (Gene Hardy), Short Gap, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren, Shane Poole (Chris), Daniel Tresselt (Sara), Amber Bakner, Rachel Tresselt (Kenny), Nicholas Burdette, Sarah Burdette, Tyler Burr, Dakota Hardy, Lexi Tresselt and Julius Fishell; five great-grandchildren, Anthony, Ashleigh, Jonas, Aubrie and Sylvia; and two brothers, Hugh Tresselt (Jean), Myrtle Beach, Benjamin Tresselt (Carol), Pennsylvania.

Friends will be received at the Lee Funeral Home, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, on Sunday, June 11, 2006 ,from 4 to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Loris on Monday, June 12, 2006, at 11 a.m. with Father Rick LaBrecque as celebrant.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jane West, Bill and Kathy Meyer, Tom and Jane McCabe and Christopher "Kit" Galton.

Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Church of the Resurrection, 204 Heritage Road, Loris, SC 29569 or to Mercy Hospice of Horry County, P.O. Box 50640, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.

June 08, 2006
Cumberland Times-News
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Joe Mckenzie
Record added: Sep 13, 2009
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James Joseph Tresselt
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Rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Nov. 11, 2013
Jim was a United States Marine Corps veteran, having served in Okinawa.
- Joe Mckenzie
 Added: Sep. 13, 2009

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