Charles "Charlie" Harold Tressler


Charles (Charlie) Harold Tressler, 87, of Loch Lynn, MD, began his eternity peacefully, July 13, 2017, at his home with his wife of 66 years, Claudia Grace (Bittinger) Tressler by his side and his faithful dog, Buddy.

Born September 16, 1929, in Lambert, PA, he was the son of the late Sherman Peter & Anna Laura (Opel) Tressler. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Parke Tressler, Jim Tressler, Paul Tressler; one sister, Fern Staggs; one grandson, Thomas Jordan Tressler; one granddaughter, Julianne Hesson and one great-grandson, Noah Rory Bernard.

Charlie was owner/operator of Tressler Auto Sales and also was an owner and drove school bus for many years. He was Mayor of Loch Lynn for 26 years and was recognized in Washington, DC, for his length of service as Mayor. Charlie was a member of the Oak Park Church of the Brethren. 

He is survived by his wife, Claudia; three sons, Charles Thomas Tressler & wife, Debbie, Douglas Allen Tressler & wife, Tammy, Gregory Jay Tressler & wife, Tammy; two daughters, Sharon Gale Stewart & husband, Wheeler, Cathy Shomo & husband, Bill; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Leora Beitzel, Mt. Lake Park, MD, Dorothy Beitzel, Oakland, MD, Shirley Beitzel, Akron, OH.

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Drive, Oakland, on Friday, July 14, 2017, from 3-7 pm. Services will be conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Carl Fike officiating. Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Hospice of Garrett County or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Condolences may be sent to the family at


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Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Friday, July 14, 2017, from 3-7 pm


Join us Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

1100 Memorial Drive, Oakland, MD, 21550

Services will be conducted in the Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Carl Fike officiating. Interment will be in Garrett County Memorial Gardens.

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Laura Staggs McClelland

To Claudia and the entire Tressler Family,

We regret that we were unable to attend Uncle Charlie's funeral. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope these words reach all of his family.

"The Mayor of Loch Lynn," that was how Dad addressed his Uncle, our Great Uncle Charlie. Now we understand why. What an accomplishment to be a mayor for 26 years. He must have been an amazing Mayor, husband, brother and uncle, because we remember his smile and friendly demeanor from the family reunions.
Memories of Charlie will always be cherished in your hearts, as well as ours. Sometimes they will make you smile, or even make you laugh outloud. Other times they will well up inside of you and pour forth as a fountain of tears. Charlie was and will always be your angel. Although he will not physically be present at our reunions, we will feel his spiritual presence. Now as he meets those who predeceased him, Dad can once again address Charlie as , "The Mayor of Loch Lynn."

With Sincere Sympathy,

Waltraut Staggs, (Carroll's wife, Ferne's son), Laura Staggs McClelland and Bill, Jeff and Theresa Staggs

 Posted July 17, 2017 - 12:35pm
Dianna & Lacy Timmerman

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 Posted July 17, 2017 - 11:17am
Sid and Sandi Nazelrod

We are so sorry for your loss. Charlie was a wonderful friend and someone to give us advice. He will be missed. He came to our litle shop in Loch Lynn many times just to talk and fellowship. We loved him.

 Posted July 16, 2017 - 11:09am
Debbie Evans-Smith

My prayers go out to Charlie's family. He was such a sweet man and always smiling. My earliest memories of Charlie goes back to my very young years when he drove school bus, such a kind and sweet man. I have know most of Charlie's family for years and please know you all have my deepest sympathy.

 Posted July 15, 2017 - 1:49pm
Rick Bowman

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends!

 Posted July 14, 2017 - 12:36pm
Bonnie Wilhelm-Shaffer

My deepest sympathies for your loss. He was indeed one of kind a good good man.

 Posted July 14, 2017 - 10:39am
Tom Dabney

To Claudia and family: So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. We would visit when he came to Oakland for lunch. Always enjoyed chatting with him. May he rest in peace.

 Posted July 14, 2017 - 8:30am
Sue Bowers Fulmer

To Claudia and the family of Charlie, I am so sorry for your loss. This man never met a stranger, he always had a smile no matter where you seen him! His presence will be missed..I pray God will give peace and comfort to his family and friends..

 Posted July 14, 2017 - 8:14am
Sacramenta Landrum

To the Tressler family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your love one Charles. God loves and cares about all of us we are precious to him he never planned for us to die. He will Empower his son Jesus Christ very soon to fulfill his promise for the loved ones we have lost in death John 3:16; 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4. website has a magazine title what does the Bible say about life and death it will bring you hope and comfort in this time of grief and sorrow.

 Posted July 14, 2017 - 7:21am

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