Alfred E. Kress
October 23, 1928 - January 10, 2022
Service: Mass of Christian Burial in our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church, Friday 10:30 a.m.
Alfred E. Kress of Ross Township
Age 93. On Monday January 10, 2022, Al passed peacefully in the arms of his beloved wife of 71 years, Theresa. Al was preceded in death by his sons Fred and Dale. He leaves behind daughters Susan (Ralph) Dankmyer and Linda (Randy) Greely. He was Papa to seven Grandkids, Fred (Michelle) Kress, Paul (Nicole) Kress, Julie (Ryan) Meyer, Heather Fritz, Dale (Samantha) Dankmyer, Sean (Ashley) Miller, Robin (Bob) Meade. Great Grandfather (Papa) to eleven Great Grandkids, Shelby, Scarlett & Savannah Kress, Preston & Hudson Kress, Jacob, Nathan, Noah & Courtney Fritz, Marli & Evie Dankmyer. Al is also survived by many nieces & nephews, especially Joyce Brown who was his Guardian Angel. He also leaves behind best friends to him & Tess for many years, Tom & Carol Ferguson. Al worked for Allis-Chalmers for many years before becoming Head of Building & Grounds for the then North Hills Special Purpose Schools including Middle Road School, Cumberland School & Beattie Technical School. The job he enjoyed the most was working for over 30 years with his late sons Fred and Dale and later Grandsons. Fred and Paul at Kress Service Center in Etna where they made many good lifelong friends.
The immediate family will have a private viewing Friday Morning January 14, 2022 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Sebastian Church, at 10:30 for anyone that would like to attend. Burial will be private. The family asks in lieu of flowers or plants to please make a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Al’s name stjude.org. Arrangements by Devlin Funeral Home Inc.
Great and kind man. He gave me a pen with a saying printed on it ” Thanks for being a nice person’ by Tess and Al Kress. Who else would do that today? Sorry I did not get to share his Allis-Chamlers stories as my Father Ralph A Kress worked their 45 years and also a faithfull UAW Union man. He will be remembered in my Rosary Prayers and Mass today.
Susan and family:
You have my deepest sympathy upon the death of your dad. I know you were Avery close family. My donation to St Judes Children’s hospital will be on its way. My favorite Charity. You had a long and beautiful relationship. With your father.
Love and Gods Blessings to everyone.
Love to you personally.
To the Kress family, Mr. Kress was a wonderful gentleman who always helped with our cars when he worked in Etna. Him and his sons were so kind and helpful. So sorry for your loss.
Mary Anne and Greg Hirsh
Dear Tess and family, Our sympathy to all. Many wonderful memories you all have, I remember that Al drove me many times to high school. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Carol and Rich Strahsmeier
Tess, we are very sad to learn of the passing of Al. I was surprised to learn that Al worked for Alles-Chambers because my dad did too in transformers. I wonder if my dad, Ashley’s grandfather and your husband knew each other. Randy Greely worked with my former boss Sue Zemba; what a small world we live in; my daughter Ashley being married to your grandson Sean. I want to let you know upon my mom’s passing, she called me to her bedside to tell me heaven was calling for her and that she loved me; please be advised that god called for Al, and he is in heaven.
Please except our deepest sympathies to Tess and the entire Kress family. RIP Al
Sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful & kind man. I always enjoyed talking with him. His stories were wonderful to listen to, & always brought back good memories. I will miss him but I know he is starting a new & glorious venture.
Tess and family So sorry for your loss
He will be with his boys now.
So sorry to hear that Al has passed. We had many good times with he and Tess, Phil and Dot. We will miss the good times. God bless Cous and much love to you Tess.
Tess, Our thoughts, prayers and hearts are with you. Al was always one of my favorites both at school and when you all would come in to Bob Evans.
Kim and Mike Weigand.