Calling Hours:
Friday, February 23, 2018, 2-4pm & 7-9pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA

Funeral Service:
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 1:00pm
Jamestown Presbyterian Church
411 Liberty Street, Jamestown, PA
Rev. Paul Csonka, retired Methodist minister, officiating

F&AM #424 will conduct a masonic service at 9:00pm, Friday
at the funeral home

Burial will be private in Park Lawn Cemetery

John R. “Jack” Pressler, age 79, life long resident of the Jamestown area passed away Wednesday afternoon, February 21, 2018 following a long courageous battle with liver cancer.

Jack was born in Greenville a son of Bob and Grace (Snyder) Pressler. He was a 1957 graduate of Pymatuning Joint High School in Jamestown where he wrestled in 1956 on the first year Jamestown school had wrestling and also played baseball. He was employed for A&P Tea Company for 18 years until the store closed.

He also worked on the Jamestown Police Department as a patrolman for 2 years and worked for Penn Power 22 years before retiring. Jack worked security for Jamestown High School for 40 years before retiring, 30 years as a PA State Constable, and Fryes Inc. for 23 years driving bus on field trips and sporting events for Greenville, Jamestown, and St. Michael school districts which he loved.

Jack loved rooting for the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys. He liked to ride his motorcycle, go skydiving, working outside, fishing, hunting, and was a member of the NRA. Jack was a member of Stateline United Methodist Church and was a 32nd degree Mason F&AM #424 and the Scottish Rite Consistory, New Castle.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years the former Patty Ansell, four children; Brian Pressler and his wife Jen, Tracy Laidlaw and her husband Rusty, John Pressler and his wife Yvonne, and Debra Abbott and her husband Kenny, a brother; Robert Pressler, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Shirley Ann.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205.



  1. Dave McClelland Dave McClelland
    February 23, 2018    

    Always kind and friendly,whether at our business or seeing him in uniform at school functions,we are sure he will be dearly missed,Dave and Cindy McClelland

  2. Jean Straub Cullen Jean Straub Cullen
    February 23, 2018    

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. He was a fantastic gentleman and will be missed by all.

  3. Dixie Rhoades & Ed Dixie Rhoades & Ed
    February 23, 2018    

    Our deepest sympathy to Pat and children. Jack was a lifetime good friend of ours and will be missed . Such a great guy!

  4. Darlene cook Darlene cook
    February 23, 2018    

    My condolences to the family we always thought we must be related since my maiden name is Pressler but we never took the time to find out/ Rest In Peace jack/
    Darlene Pressler cook and Harley cook

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 23, 2018    

    Jack was a super guy! I first met him when were hired as police officers in Jamestown. We maintained friends from then on. Always helpful and caring for others.
    My prayers and thoughts to the family. Tom Limber, Jr.

  6. Paul and Patty Adams Paul and Patty Adams
    February 23, 2018    

    So sorry for your loss, Brian. Our prayers are with you and your family

  7. Barb Holiga Barb Holiga
    February 23, 2018    

    thoughts and prayers to the family

  8. Ken and Joy Tate Ken and Joy Tate
    February 23, 2018    

    Sorry for your loss . John (Jack as many called him) was always a pleasure to talk to, he will be sadly missed.

  9. Mandy Csonka Mandy Csonka
    February 23, 2018    

    I’m so very sad to hear of John’s passing. Such a wonderful man. I will miss him. Thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

  10. Mary Kirkpatrick Mary Kirkpatrick
    February 23, 2018    

    Love for the family and prayers

  11. Robin Sasse Robin Sasse
    February 23, 2018    

    John and I loved to tease each other, back and forth, about the Steelers and the Cowboys. He always had a kind word for everyone. And, he always had a smile when someone needed one. He will be missed by many. You are all in my thoughts.

  12. Linda (Ansell) Bishara Linda (Ansell) Bishara
    February 23, 2018    

    All our love and condolences are with you at the loss of your loved one.
    With our love,
    Aunt Linda, Uncle Munir
    Roger and Mark

  13. Miles Karson Miles Karson
    February 23, 2018    

    Prayers and positive thoughts for your family at this difficult time.

  14. Tony and Janice McElhinny Tony and Janice McElhinny
    February 23, 2018    

    Patty, so sorry to hear of your loss. We aren’t able to come up for service but our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jack was such a great guy and will sorryfully missed.

  15. Larry & Gerri Davis Larry & Gerri Davis
    February 23, 2018    

    Patti & family- know it’s been quite a few years since our paths have crossed, but we were very sorry to hear of Jack’s passing.
    Please accept our condolences.

  16. Joan Wells Joan Wells
    February 23, 2018    

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.

  17. Glen and Susie james Glen and Susie james
    February 24, 2018    

    Sorry for your loss are thoughts and prayers are with you and Jen and Conner

  18. Ralph & Kathy Saylor Ralph & Kathy Saylor
    February 24, 2018    

    So sorry to hear Jack Passed but rest assured he is with our Lorf and Saviour today !!
    God Bless

  19. Dick Reimold Dick Reimold
    February 24, 2018    

    Great guy. Spent many weekend night sitting with and talking to him when he worked security at Perkins in Hermitage. He’ll be really missed.

  20. Al and Mary Ragalyi Al and Mary Ragalyi
    February 24, 2018    

    So sorry for your loss! He was a awesome guy!! The family our in are thoughts and prayers!

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