Kresh, Jr., 91, of Butler, passed away on Sunday,
September 19, 2021 at home with family. Rudy was
born July 15, 1930 in Bethlehem, PA, and raised in
Nazareth, PA, the son of the late Rudolph E. Kresh,
Sr. and Irene Mae (Lear) Treon.
his own way through Moravian College, where he
received a BS degree in business administration. He
spent most of his career working for Burroughs Corp.
in computer programming and systems analysis and
design, including programmer management in the
Pittsburgh and Trenton offices. He also worked for
Lehigh Structural Steel Co. in Allentown, where he
installed their first IBM system, and TRW-Fujitsu in
Pittsburgh and Orlando, where he installed ATM
systems on the eastern seaboard.
Rudy was a
tireless volunteer for worthy causes. He was a
member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in All Saints
Parish, where he served as an usher, parish council
member, and CYO leader. He was a Knight of Columbus,
and enjoyed passing out tootsie rolls at Walmart to
raise money benefiting St. Anthony School and
McGuire Home. He was also a Boy Scout leader and
midget football coach. He managed horse shows for
both 4-H and the Butler County Saddle Club, the
latter for the benefit of the Easter Seal Society,
for which he earned the Brace for an Ace Award by
increasing donations ten-fold. He was also a
past-president of MORA Club, worked with Habitat for
Humanity and served on the Board of Tanglewood
family, travel, Civil War history, auto racing,
golf, sports, and was a regular fan at school and
sporting events whenever his children,
grandchildren, or other family members were
survived by his wife of 67 years, Anna (Tanczos)
Kresh, whom he married on July 17, 1954 in Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, Bath, PA; his children David
(Cathi) Kresh of Washington, PA, Irene (Jack) Rosati
of McDonald, PA, Daniel (Kim) Kresh of Butler, and
Teresa (Roger) McDowell of Butler; grandchildren
James Rosati, Christina McElhinny, Megan McDowell,
Patrick Kresh, Carrie Porr, Eric Hansen, Jared
Hoffman, and Carolyn Timko; and ten great
preceded in death by his son Leonard Kresh and
grandson Jacob Kresh.
friends will be received on Friday, September 24th
from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Thompson - Miller
Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler,
A Mass of
Christian Burial from All Saints Parish will be on
Saturday, September 25th at 10:00 a.m. at St.
Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, 1660 N. Main Street
Extension, Butler, PA 16001.
be at St. Michael Cemetery.
In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to the Knights of
Columbus Bishop’s Project at